Maa Sharvari Temple


Sharvari Temple, 5 km from the main market of Manali, is a beautiful temple situated in hassle free and quiet picturesque surroundings above Shaminallah village. Maa Sharvari is represented as ‘Kuldevi’ of the kings of Kullu in early times and is worshipped as a manifestation of goddess Durga throughout the region. Tourists can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Kullu valley from Sharvari temple.

Offering a peek into the culture and history of the twin hill stations of Kullu and Manali, the beautiful Sharvari temple is a must visit. At a distance of 5 km from the main market, the temple is above Shaminallah village. The walk to the temple is hassle free and quiet picturesque. Said to house the idol of the Kullu kings' Kuldevi, the temple witnesses a number of devotees all through the year. The idol is said to be a manifestation of Goddess Durga and is fervently worshipped. Bundled in ancient history, the temple is considered to be a significant place of worship. During the colourful festival of Dusshera which is celebrated with much enthusiasm and vigour in the hill station, the statue is taken to Kullu in a colourful procession to meet Lord Raghunathji.

One of the famous religious temple to visit in Kullu district is Ma Sharvari temple. Deity Sharvari is one of the famous religious goddesses of this region. This is one of the finest and ancient temple in this region. Ma Sharvari is the incarnation of goddess Durga. The architecture of this temple is very marvelous and depicts the good quality of engineering. The calm and peaceful environments all-around of this temple is very helpful for finding spiritual peace. You can find huge crowd of devotees in the temple on the auspicious day of navratri. A fair is also held in the temple premises in the temple premises on the nine days of Chaitra navratri.

Maa Sharvari Temple positioned about 5 kilometers from Manali on the way to the Castle of Naggar at the top of a Himalayan Peak above the Shaminallah Village is dedicated to the patron deity of the Kings of Kullu. Goddess Sharvari, the Kuldevi of Kullu sovereignty is worshipped here as the manifestation of Goddess Durga. An idol of the Goddess Sharvari is enshrined in this temple. The most important festival celebrated at the Maa Sharvari Temple is Dussehra when the Goddess is carried to the temple of Lord Raghunathji in Kullu in a grand procession.


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