Shimla has plenty of religious places, but the Bhimkali temple is one of its kind and such architecture is not found anywhere in Himachal. The temple is in Sarahan, which is around 155 km from Shimla. Read how I did 15 days road trip through Kinnaur.
Legend Story behind the Bhimkali temple
Many legend stories have been associated with the Bhimkali temple. Among them one is, during Daksha Yajna that happened at the place of Devi Sati’s father Prajapati Daksha, ear of Devi Sati fell here. Since then it became one of the Shakti Peeth for the Hindus and many devotees visit the temple throughout the year.
It is not allowed to carry cameras, phones,s and even leather items inside the main courtyard of the temple. They provide a locker facility to keep your belongings. The temple is quite huge and the main idol of Bhimkali Devi is kept in the topmost courtyard.
There are total 4 gateways in the temple, and each one open in a different courtyard. The temple entrance door is gold plated and it opens into first main courtyard of the temple. Bhimkali temple is a tower temple and is an perfect combination of Buddhist and Hindu architecture.
Second door is made of wood but its carved with silver foil. Once you cross this door, that is the last point till where cameras are allowed, which needs to be kept in the provided lockers
The lowest level of the temple has Narsingha temple, which is completely made of stone and roof is of wood. The way Bhimkali temple is constructed is totally in sync with the local culture and ecosystem. It is made of stone and deodar wood which is specially found in this region.
The entrance to the temple has different door through the main market, but the entrance which is showing in below video image and all over the internet, is different. Check out the the route to this back entrance in my video here(Check timeframe 1:11 2- Back view of Bhimkali Temple).
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