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Kalka - Shimla National Highway, Himachal Pradesh, India
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7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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Tara devi temple is an age old temple in Shimla, dedicating to Goddess Tara which located some 11 kms away from the city atop a small hill. The most unique thing about the temple is its history on which the temple was built. It is said that a locket of Goddess Tara that passed on from generations after generations in the Sen dynasty of West Bengal was the reason why the temple was built. The story takes place once when Raja Bhupendra Sen visited Himachal Pradesh and went out hunting in the Juggar forest. After a tiring hunting day he dozed off under a tree, with the locket of Ma Tara tied on the upper torso of his arm. It is now when Goddess Tara with her consorts Dwarpal Bhairav and Lord Hanuman comes in his dream and wishes to be unveiled infront of the common populace of Himachal. Thus respecting the wishes of the gods, Raja Bhupendra Sen builds this temple on around 10 acres of land introducing Goddess Tara to the people of Himachal. 

The temple is today a highly revered place for both locals of the place as well as outsiders. The attractive part about the temple is its seclusion in the serene and beautiful environment of Shimla. Just by stepping inside the temple you will feel spiritual and pure.

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