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 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:
Inside Bhimakali Temple
Gorgeous Door Handle (want one for my future house LOL!)
Want this one too (LOL!)
Beautiful metal works on the door panel (Shiva and Ganesh)
Entrance to the main Bhimakali Temple Complex
Locker where you could leave your stuff
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.
Entrance to the two towers
Travelers facilities in Bhimakali Complex
Yeah, seems like you can stay in the temple complex
And there’s a small cafeteria too
Another temple adjacent to Bhimakali
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.