Jakhu Temple in Shimla, India

Jakhu temple is located at the highest peak of Shimla, at the height of 8000 feet above sea level. The temple is infused with purity, peace and tranquility. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and mythology behind Jakhu temple is Lord Hanuman stopped over for a while, on his way to search for Sanjivani Booti for Lord Lakshman. The temple is also houses the world’s largest statue of Lord Hanuman; this gigantic statue has a height of 108 feet.

The temple is not only attracts Hindu followers, but a large numbers of monkeys as well. These monkeys are usually well behaving and mean no harm to the pilgrims; unless they are teased. Jakhu temple has inscribed sculptures of gods, females in welcoming posture and diyas, on the pillars and walls. It is said that ringing the bell of this temple brings upon luck for at least following three days. Spending some time at the holy hill-top which is generously surrounded by deodar and alpine trees, coos of beautiful bird and nerve soothing breeze can be more than mere retreat.


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