Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan

FacebookTwitterGoogle+StumbleUponRedditShare

Bhimakali Temple would probably be the main reason why local and foreign tourists go to Sarahan. This temple is built from timber and stone and is said to have been never duplicated anywhere. They also dedicate this temple to the mother goddess Bhimakali, the presiding deity of the rulers of the former Bushahr kingdom.

There are various legends that surrounds this temple, but legend aside this temple is gorgeous and very photogenic. This is probably one of the most beautiful temples I have ever seen in my life.

Entrance to Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan is free and visitors are free to leave some donations. There are some rules that a visitor must adhere to. Photography inside the tower is not allowed, shoes/slippers must be removed and strictly no leather goods (belts, wallets etc). There’s a locker where you could leave your belongings safely.

Here are some pictures of Bhimakali Temple:

Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan

Inside Bhimakali Temple

Bhimakali Temple
Gorgeous Door Handle (want one for my future house LOL!)

Bhimakali Temple
Want this one too (LOL!)

Bhimakali Temple
Beautiful metal works on the door panel (Shiva and Ganesh)

Bhimakali Temple
Entrance to the main Bhimakali Temple Complex

Bhimakali Temple

Bhimakali Temple
Locker where you could leave your stuff

Bhimakali Temple

Bhimakali Temple
Ceremonial Horns

Bhimakali Temple
According to the temple guard, this is where they used to throw the remains of those that they have sacrificed. They used to do human sacrifice here in this temple until the 18th century.

Bhimakali Temple
Entrance to the two towers

Bhimakali Temple

Travelers facilities in Bhimakali Complex

Bhimakali Temple
Yeah, seems like you can stay in the temple complex ;-)

Bhimakali Temple
And there’s a small cafeteria too :-)

Another temple adjacent to Bhimakali

Bhimakali Temple

Bhimakali

Bhimakali Temple

If you want to visit Bhimakali and if you’re coming from Shimla, check out my last post about How to Go to Sarahan from Shimla.

 

Comments

  1. great pics!

  2. Thanks for the pictures. It looks beautiful! I’m really curious about its interior

  3. The temple look amazing even if the entrance looks a bit wonky from the front.

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Gates of Bhimakali Temple is already an artwork in its own right. The metal works were beautifully crafted by the artisan who [...]

  2. […] is a famous for the Bhimakali Temple which is dedicated to one their Goddesses. Tourists often just spend a day or two to explore […]

Speak Your Mind

*

Follow my Adventures in Facebook