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About Tara Devi Temple

Located in the captivating hills of Tarav Parvat, on the western side of Shimla, Tara Devi Temple is said to be 250 years old. It provides breathtaking view of the pine forests, lofty mountains and peaceful countryside of Shimla. Spend sometime here to soothe your senses and rejuvenate your soul. The temple is revered by the locals and receives a huge crowd during festive seasons. On normal days, it is extremely quite and serene. If you wish to meditate under the beauty of nature and with the blessings of the goddess, it is a perfect place.

Historical Context: The origin of this temple is traced back to 250 years when the Goddess Tara was brought to Himachal Pradesh from West Bengal. One fine day, the Maharaja had a vision of Tara along with Hanuman and he donated a huge piece of his land to build the temple. The temple consisted of a wooden idol of the deity, but after some years, the temple was shifted to the top of the hill known as Tara Parvat. The magnificent idol is was made of 'Ashtadhatu', a rare combination of 8 elements.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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