Sharika Devi Temple. Srinagar.

The Sharika Devi Temple is situated on westerns slope of the Hari Parvat in Srinagar. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Jagadamba Sharika Bhagwati, an incarnation of Mata Durga/ Shakti. The idol inside the temple has 18 arms and is regarded as the presiding deity of the Srinagar by Hindu followers. This temple is regarded as one of the most sacred sites by Kashmiri Pandits, this day is celebrated as Har Navum. The shrine is thronged with devotees in large number on the birthday of Sharika Bhagwati. They offer a special offering locally termed as ‘Taher Charvan’ (A dish of boiled rice with turmeric, oil and salt and another dish is of cooked liver of goat) to the goddess.

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Sharika Devi Temple. Sri

How to Reach:

There are 108 stone steps to reach the shrine ofDevi Sharika . Before entry one has to take permission from the security . The deity is also called Chakreswari. From the devi angan the view ofSrinagar city / Dal Lake is amazing.

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