One of the most famous Kalibari temples in India, the Kalibari Temple in Shimla lies along the hill station’s Mall Road. Dedicated to the goddess Kali, also called Shyamala, the temple’s history dates back to 1845, when it was built. Shimla, in fact, gets its name from the goddess Shyamala. It could be said that the hill station was built around the temple, and the temple forms the roots of Shimla itself. And you cannot visit a place without discovering and exploring its roots. Located on Jakhu Hill, the temple lies in the midst of green forests, with a view of the Himalayan mountains around it. So even if you’re not particularly religious, you can still soak in the incredible views around you. ALSO READ: 14 most stunning pictures of Shimla that will make you fall in love with the hill station!
The Kalibari Temple in Shimla is a popular tourist destination and pilgrimage spot, one of the most famous in North India. But while the temple as we see it today was built in 1845, the original one was much older. Venerating Shyamala, the fearless manifestation of Kali, the original temple was said to have been around Rotheny Castle. Inside, a blue idol of Shyamala is worshiped, placed by Bengali pilgrims. The goddess is worshiped in other forms of the divine mother goddess as well, including Rudrarani, Drga, Sati, Meenakshi, Durga and Bhadrakali. The temple sees the highest footmall during Navratri and Dussehra, and from the months of June to October.
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