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Bhimakali Temple

Bhimakali temple in shimla,Shimla hill station,Temple in shimlaThe Bheemakali Temple , reputed to be at least 800 years old, is dedicated to Goddess Durga or Bheemakali and is considered one of the significant Shakti Peeths of Shaivite Hindus. The temple is Tibetan in its architectural style, with Buddhist and Hindu influences and bronze statues of both religions in the shrines. It has slanted slate roofs, golden towers, pagodas and a carved silver door. Dussehra is celebrated in a grand way at both the Bheemakali Temple and in the village of Sarahan, with animal sacrifice playing a big role in the festivities. Bheemakali Temple regarded as one of the fifty one sacred Shaktipeeths.

A marvelous example of hill architecture, the temple complex at Sarahanis set against the incredibly beautiful backdrop of high ranges and forested slopes. Built in a mixture of the Hindu and Buddhists styles, it was the temple of Bushair rulers of Rampur (Shimla). The palaces of the royal family are adjacent to the temple. From Sarahan there is a view of the Srikhand Peak , revered as the home of goddess Lakshami.

The ancient temple of Usha at Nichar , a nearby place , bears testimony to this. It was here that Lord Krishna fought a winning battle against Banasura even though the latter had the help of Lord Shiva. From Sarahan , one can have a close view of Shrikhand peak , known as the parental abode of Lakshmi Alongside the temple, the royal palaces are also capable of evoking tourist interest. There are some hotels , sarais and rest houses where tourists can stay.