Maa Bhagwati Tara Devi

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Maa Bhagwati Tara Devi” temple is located on Tarav Parvat in the western side of shimla Town  about 15 Km from Shimla situated by the side of Kalka- Shimla National Highway near Shoghi.The history of this temple dates back to about 250 years  when this temple was built here.  There is a belief that the goddess Tara was brought  to Himachal Pradesh all the  way from the eastern state  of Bengal .  Hundreds of years ago a king from the Sen Dynasty  visited this area.  This king had brought  his family deity  in the form of a small gold Idol encased in a  locket  which he always wore around his upper arm.  For many years the idol remained encased   but in the 96th generation of sen dynasty , Raja Bhupendra Sen one day had an unusual  experience while  hunting in the  dense forest  of Juggar , near by the present  temple, where he had a vision  of his holy family deity goddess  :”Maa Tara” along with her Dwarpal  Bhairav and Hanuman Ji , who expressed her  keen desire to be unveiled before the  people.

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