Lord Hanuman

Temple History

Dedicated to Hindu God, Hanuman, this Jakhoo Temple in Shimla is a steep 45-min trek from the Mall Road. The most attractive aspect about this temple is the 108 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman that adds to the sacred environment of the temple. Legend has it that the place where the temple is built has the foot prints of Lord Hanuman and this temple was built around it to pay respect to the almighty. The Jakhu temple is located at a height of 2455 meters and is situated on the highest peak in Shimla.

The temple has an interesting legend behind it. It is said that a deadly arrow injured Lord Rama's brother Lakshmana when he was fighting the battle with the demon king Ravana. A priest diagnosed Lakshmana and said that he needed a particular Sanjeevani herb from the Himalayas to cure Lakshmana. Hanuman was sent to get that herb from he lofty mountains. Upon reaching the Himalayas, Hanuman couldn't make out as to which herb was the Sanjeevani. So he dug up the entire mountain and flew back to where Lakshmana was lying injured.

After Lakshmana was cured, Hanuman went back to place the mountain in its original site. He rested on top of the Jakhu hill for sometime. It is said that the top of the hill got flattened due to Hanuman's weight! The temple has been built around the place that is supposed to have the footprints of Hanuman. It is a highly revered religious place of Shimla and devotees throng in huge numbers to pray. The shrine is a hotspot for monkeys who flock here in great numbers and generously accept eatables that are given to them by devotees and tourists.


Additional Information

This temple has the world's largest Hanuman statue (108 ft), which is visible from most parts of Shimla. This temple has the world's largest Hanuman statue, which is visible from most parts of Shimla.

Visitors can visit many tourist places near to this temple.

Simla Station is 7.8 km.

Chandigarh Airport is 132 km which is connected to the major cities of India. Shimla Airport is 26.2 km from the temple.
  • Morning 5:00 A.M to 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Contact Person: Temple Office
  • Contact Number: +91 98185 30514