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Sankat Mochan Temple In Shimla – Himachal Pradesh

Sankat Mochan temple is located around 5 kms from Shimla town center in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Hanuman in Sankat Mochan form and was consecrated in 1966.

History of Shimla Sankat Mochan Temple

Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj visited the area in the late 1950s and wanted to have a Hanuman temple built at the site. His devoted disciples carried out his wish and today the sprawling temple campus has become a popular spiritual and pilgrimage destination in Shimla.

Near the entrance of Shimla Sankat Mochan Temple is a blue shrine dedicated to Ganesha. A life-size murti of the Ganesha in black stone is place on a stone plinth, surrounded by 16 smaller murtis of Ganesha placed on a cemented platform along the wall.

A little further, across the red cement courtyard is the main shrine with two sanctums. The bigger one is dedicated to the divine couple, Rama and Sita and the smaller to their ardent devotee, Hanuman.

There is also a small hall dedicated to Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj, which is now used as a meditation hall and occasionally as a langar hall.