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Sarahan is small picturesque village in Himachal Pradesh of India. It is the site of famous Bhimakali Temple, originally known as Bhimadevi Temple (Bhīmā Kālī), dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali, presiding deity of the rulers of the former Bushahr State. The temple is situated about 170 kilometres from Shimla and is one of 51 Shakti Peethas. The village is known as the gateway of Kinnaur it being near the old Indo-Tibetan Road. Seven kilometers below (17 km by road) Sarahan is the river Satluj. Sarahan is identified with the Sonitpur mentioned in Puranas. Sarahan Bushahr has been the summer capital of Bushahr kingdom. Rampur Bushahr being the winter capital. The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shree Virbhadra Singh is a member of royal family (Son of erstwhile king Padam Singh) and is popularly known as "Raja Sahab" at Sarahan. He has been prominent member of Assembly/Parliament since 1962 and has held the post of Chief Minister for record 6 times. His wife Rani Pratibha Devi is also a member of Assembly.Facilities Available :Lodging :HPTDC Hotel "Hotel Shrikhand" with facilities of rooms, villas, restaurant and bar. Contact:+91 1782 274234.Bhimakali Temple Lodge and Dormitory with canteen. Contact : +91 1782 27428(Sarahan) +91 1782 234058(Rampur)Other hotels with decent facilities and services. Rooms are generally booked in advance during heavy tourist season.Bank: State Bank Of India Branch and 24*7 ATM. Another SBI ATM kiosk available on Jeori -Sarahan Road, 5 km from Sarahan at ITBP campus,Bonda.
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