Timings : 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Kali Bari Temple of Shimla is an ancient place of worship dedicated to Goddess Kali. It was built in 1845 and is considered of immense religious importance for the devotees. The shrine houses a captivating idol of Goddess Kali beautifully adorned with jewellery and colourful flowers. Located in Shimla, very close to the Shimla City Mall, it is often visited by devotees in large number. The temple premise is kept clean and is well-maintained, and devotees can sit for hours here absorbing the heavenly vibe. Many prefer chanting or meditating here to contemplate issues they are facing as they seek power and energy from Goddess Kali to face and fight them.
Locals believe that Goddess Kali lived on Jakhoo Hill which was the location of an ancient temple that was later relocated to Kali Bari by the British. Locals also know Goddess Kali as Goddess Shyamala. The name of the city, Shimla, was derived from the Goddesses' name. A large number of devotees visit the Kali Bari Temple seeking Goddess Kali's blessings and to offer her prayers during the festival of Navratri. The evening aarti at the divine temple should be witnessed. The site of devotees getting immersed in the holy verses chanted by the Kali Bari temple priests is another sight to witness.
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