Lord Hanuman Jakhu temple
Lord Hanuman Jakhu temple is the most ancient scared place in Shimla. It is a common believe that the original footprints of Lord Hanuman are supposed to be seen in this temple. It is believed that while returning to Lanka, Hanuman took rest into it for little time. Thus, followers from every corner of the world visit here to see it. Located at the highest peak of the Jakhoo hill with an altitude of 2.5 kms, this temple has been followed by number of devotees. For adventure buzz, this place is the best one to do trekking and mountaineering activities.
According to the historians, the temple has an interesting story behind it. In Ramayana, Rama’s brother, Lakshman was injured by arrow while fighting in battle with the Demon King Ravan. He was diagnosed by a priest and he said that he needed a special Sanjeevani herb from the Himalayas to safe Lakshmana. By listening to this, Hanuman has sent to get it from the lofty Himalayas. Once he reached there, he was searching quite a lot but was unable to find it. However, he picked the entire mountain and makes his way to come back. While returning back to home, he rested on top of the Jakhu hill for sometime and market his foot due to hill got flattened. To witness the footprints, thousands of devotes visit here to calls for prays and blessings.