Bhimakali Temple

Country :IND

State :Himachal Pradesh

Locality/City/Village :Shimla

Address :Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh 172102, India

God :Kali Mata

Category :Famous temples

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Bhimakali Temple

Shri Bhima Kali Temple is a very popular temple at Sarahan, which is in Himachal Pradesh in India. This temple is dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali, presiding deity of the rulers of former Bushahr State. The temple is located about 180 km from Shimla and is famed as one of 51 Shakti Peethas. The town Sarahan, where the temple is sited is very famous as the gateway of Kinnaur. At a distance of 7 km from Sarahan is the River Satluj down the temple. Sarahan is recognized with Sonitpur, which is already mentioned in Puranas. Because, Banasura, who was the ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and the eldest among the one hundred sons of great ablative demon King Bali and the great grandson of Vishnu votary Prahlad, during the Puranic age was the ruler of this majestic state.

Legends:

According to the Mythology, the incarnation of the goddess is associated to the Daksha-Yajna incident when the ear of the Sati fell at this place and became a place of worship as a Pitha - Sthan. At Present, the icon of this eternal goddess is consecrated in the form of a virgin at the top-most storey of the new building of the temple. The goddess as Parvati, just below that storey, the daughter of Himalaya is enshrined as a divine consort of Lord Siva. The main temple has another three temples dedicated to Lord Raghunath ji, Narsingh ji and Patal Bhairva Ji (Lankra Veer) – who is well- known as the guardian deity.

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