Jakhu and Sankat Mochan are the two famous temples in Himachal Pradesh. Located atop a hill Jakhu and Sankat Mochan is visited by a number of pilgrims each year. Indian Holiday offers you more information on these two Hindu Temples in Himachal Pradesh.
Jakhu Temple in Himachal Pradesh:
Located at a distance of 2 kms from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is the Jakhu Hill. Walk through the steep Jakhu Hill to visit the Hanuman Temple located atop the hill. Situated at a height of about 8500 feet this temple offers scenic views of the city of Shimla from this spot.
The Jakhu Temple in Himachal Pradesh has a number of myths and legends associated to it. According to Ramayana, Hanuman saved Lord Rama's life once by bringing the sanjeevani herb.
While he was moving towards the Himalayas, to get this herb, he met Yakku sage.It was Yakku sage who built a temple dedicating to Lord Hanuman in the Jakhu Hill in Himachal Pradesh. One of the major tourist attractions of Himachal Pradesh, this is also a sacred pilgrimage destination. The Jakhu Temple is surrounded by monkeys who are believed to be the descendants or friends of Lord Hanuman.
Sankat Mochan Temple in Himachal Pradesh:
Situated at a distance of 5 kilometers from Shimla, the Sankat Mochan Temple in Shimla is located in Tara Devi. One of the sacred pilgrimage destinations of Himachal Pradesh, the Sankat Mochan Temple is one of the important tourist attractions of Shimla as well as a significant pilgrimage destination.
It was during the 1950s when Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj visited this beautiful and isolated place covered by sprawling acres of greenery. Nestled amidst the snow clad peaks and green valleys, the Babaji found here the true meaning of peace and serenity. He was deeply moved by the beauty of the place and had this desire to construct a Hanuman Temple over here. Then one of Baba's devotees Lt. Governor of Himachal Pradesh, late Raja Bajrang Bahadur Bhadari and Sh. Bhagwan Sahai helped in the construction of the temple. This led to the construction of the famous Sankat Mochan Temple of Himachal Pradesh.
The Sankat Mochan Temple complex has different temples like Lord Rama, Lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva Temple, Navgrah Temple and Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj Temple. There is also a Ganesha Temple in the temple complex. The Langar Hall of the Temple serves the devotees with Prasad on every Sunday.
So Jakhu and Sankat Mochan Temple in Himachal Pradesh are the most revered destinations of the tourists and are visited by people from all over.
How to Reach Jakhu and Sankat Mochan:
- Airport :- Shimla Airport is the nearest airport.
- Railhead :- Shimla Railway Station is the nearest railhead.