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Tara Devi Temple

, Shoghi

  (part of Shimla region)

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Goddess Tara is known as a prominent deity of Tibeta Buddhism and a temple 'Ma Bhagwati Tara Devi' temple of Tara Devi is located in Tara Parvat (hill) nearby Shoghi. Goddess Tara is assumed to be one of the nine sisters of Goddess Durga.

The history of this temple dates back to more than 250 years. It is believed that Goddess Tara was brought here from eastern state of Bengal by a king from the Sen Dynasty and to honor this in later years Raja Bhupendra Sen established this temple with a wooden idol of Tara Devi in Vaishnav style and traditions.

An age old tradition of worshipping and offering prayers in Tara Devi temple is still continuing with the erstwhile Sen Dynasty heirs. They worship Ma Tara on the Ashtami day occurring on Shardiya Navratras every year. A fair is also held dyring this period in which Wrestling is an inevitable part of it. Tara Devi temple is attracted by many tourists and Devotees.
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