Tara Devi temple is located 11 km from Shimla. Tara Devi temple is famous tourist attraction of the Shimla.
About Tara Devi Temple
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Tara. The meaning of Tara is Star. Tara Devi temple is situated at the top of a hill in Shimla. The Tara Devi temple was established 250 years ago. According to legend the Goddess Tara Devi was brought from west Bengal to Himachal Pradesh.
One day King Bhupinder Sen had seen goddess Tara along with Hanuman in the dense forest. The goddess desired that she should be available for public to pray and seek blessings. The king immediately built a temple at this place. Inside the temple a wooden idol is placed for worship. After some generation the king Balbir Sen had a dreams in which goddess wished that she should be installed at the top of the hill. The king Balbir Sen built a temple at the top of the hill. The king installed a idol of Ashtadhatu inside the temple for worship.