Shimla Temples

Shimla Temples with their serene surroundings will help you to reconnect with your spiritual side. Shimla Temples will transport you to a higher spiritual plane.

Shimla Temples attracts many a religious tourist to Himachal Pradesh. Himachal is also metaphorically referred to as 'Devabhoomi' or Abode of the Gods. The majestic Himalayan ranges, with its snowcapped peaks, deep valleys exude a natural sense of spiritual calm. This effect is clearly apparent on the large number of devotees who routinely makes a pilgrimage to Himachal.

Himachal Pradesh is a state that lives up to its name; the state has towering peaks and dreamy green valleys. The splendid isolation is apparent in the design of Shimla Temples. Different architectural styles of temple architecture has developed; there are temples with carved stone shikharas and pagoda style shrines.

There are Hindu temples which look like Buddhist Gompas or Sikh Gurdwaras; all point to the evidence of an all inclusive local culture.

Buddhist traditions are to be found in Lahaul,Spiti and Kinnaur. Buddhist Monasteries seem to merge with the rugged terrain of the Himalayas.

The Buddhist Shimla Temples are the repositories of wealth of Buddhist culture and Buddhist Art. The dim,cool and inviting interiors of ancient monasteries holds a veritable treasure trove of painted murals, stucco and richly elaborate Thangkas framed with silk.

Buddhist Shimla Temples are found in Dharamsala- the residence of the exiled Dalai Lama. Dharamsala attracts pilgrims, temples and tourists.

Christan pilgrimage is also present in the vicinity of Shimla city. The imposing Christ Church dominates Shimla city with its tall spires. They are the enduring relics of the British Raj.

To know more about Shimla Temples click on the following links:

  • Hatkoti Temple
  • Jakhu Temple
  • Kali Bari Temple
  • Sankat Mochan Temple
  • Christ Church
  • Tara Devi temple
  • Solan Karol Temple

Last Updated on : 4/10/2012

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