Maa Sharvari Temple
Considered to be one among the most renowned Hindu shrines in Himachal Pradesh is the Ma Sharvari Temple. This temple essentially dedicated to an avatar of Goddess Durga called “Ma Sharvari” is located in the Kullu district. In addition, this temple is also known for its magnificent architectural design. Furthermore, this temple is also surrounded by a “tranquil” filled environment thereby making it an ideal spot to experience true “spirituality”. An annual fair celebrated during the nine days of Charitra Navratri at this temple is also popular, and attracts a large number of ardent Durga devotees.
a. Best time to visit the Ma Sharvari Temple
The ideal time to visit this temple is during the summer months which begins in March and ends in May with temperature ranging from a maximum of 36 degree Celsius to a minimum of 23 degree Celsius.
b. How to reach Sahrvari Temple
Ma Sharvari Temple Map
1. By train:
The closest railway station to this temple is located in Jogindernagar. The Jogindernagar Railway Station is well connected to several major cities in the country.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to this temple in Manali the ideal starting points would be New Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, and Amritsar.
- Via New Delhi:
There are two routes from New Delhi to this temple, and they are via NH44 and via NH9.
- Via Chandigarh:
There are three routes from Chandigarh to this temple, and they are via NH205 and NH3, via NH3, and via NH154 and NH3.
- Via Ludhiana:
There are two routes from Ludhiana to this temple, and they are via NH3 and via Uma-Hamirpur Road and NH3.
- Via Jalandhar:
There are two routes from Jalandhar to this temple, and via NH3 and via NH205 and NH3.
- Via Amritsar:
There are three routes from Amritsar to this temple, and they are via NH3, via Una-Hamirpur Road and NH3, and via NH54 and NH3.
3. By air:
The nearest airport is located in Bhuntar, a town in the Kullu district. The Kullu-Manali Airport is well connected to major cities in the country.
c. Religious significance of the Ma Sharvari Temple
There seems to be no myths or any particular religious significance attached to this temple apart from the fact that this temple is dedicated to Ma Sharvari, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Furthermore, this temple is extremely popular during the Navratri festival with a large number of devotees from across the country visiting this shrine during this period.