Paonta Sahib is the holy city, dedicated to the memory of Guru Gobind Singh, considered one of the most exclusive pilgrimages by the Sikhs. Renuka, a sacred and pictorial lake, is one of the most breathtaking lakes in the shape of a sleeping woman. The main religions in Sirmaur comprise Hinduism and Islam. Other tourist destinations include Trilokpur Temple, Giri Nagar, Kafota, Gayatri Temple and Renuka Sanctuary.
History of Sirmaur
Sirmaur was an autonomous sovereignty in India, founded in about 1090 by Raja Rasaloo of Jaisalmer. It became an 11 Gun Salute princely state in British India. The premier ruler of the Punjab Hills, situated in the region is now the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The state was also famous as Nahan, after its main city, Nahan. Sirmaur was ruled by the chiefs of Rajput ancestry, who used the heading "Maharaja".
Popular Temples in Sirmaur
There are also lots of famous temples in Sirmaur. There are also over a number of well-known lakes, which protect of the area. Following are the different popular temples in Sirmaur:
Renuka Ji Temple: Renuka Ji Temple is situated near popular Renuka Pond. Renuka Ji Temple is the most significant place of spiritual and tourist interest in Sirmour District. This place has a well-known lake. This sacred square shaped lake has an area of 2.4 kilometres. Parshu Ram Lake is located near Renuka which loosely look like a human figure.
Mata Bala Sundari Temple: Mata Bala Sundari Temple is regarded to be the Bal Roop or young copy of Mata Vaishno Devi. This temple is very popular. The temple like many other temples in Himachal has a wonderful style all around and it draws many tourists all through the season. The Mata in the temple has three kinds of continuation.
Jaganath Temple: It is famous for its locations of pilgrimages. Jaganath temple was designed by Raja Budh Prakash in 1681 A.D. It has wonderful natural jungles and valleys especially in Choordhar optimum.
Maa Bhangayani Temple: This temple has a history that unites Maa Bhangayni to Chureshwar Mahadev. This temple is dedicated to Bhangayani Devi and a famous temple in Himachal Pradesh.
Other temples of Sirmaur are Gayatri Temple, Nagnauna Temple, Trilokpur Temple, Patanjali Jyotirlinga Temple, Katasan Devi Temple, Sirmaur Shiva Temple, Paonta Sahib, Dei-Ka-Mandir, Shirigul Temple, Ram Temple, Shrine of Baba Garib Nath etc.
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