Hari Parbat, Srinagar

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Hari Parbat is a hill overlooking Srinagar, the largest city and summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the site of famous Sharika Devi temple dedicated to goddess Jagadamba Sharika Bhagwati who is regarded as the presiding deity (`isht`-Devi) of Srinagar city. Hari Parbat also has other notable places of worship.Durrani FortThe first fortifications on the site were constructed by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1590 who built an outer wall for the fort as part of his plans for a new capital called Nager Nagor. The project, however, was never completed. The present fort was built in 1808 under the reign of Shuja Shah Durrani.Sharika templeThe hill is considered sacred by the Kashmiri Pandits and hosts a temple of Shakti, or Goddess, which is located in the middle part of the western slope of the hill. Shakti is worshipped there under the name Jagadamba Sharika Bhagawati (or simply Sharika) and depicted as having 18 arms and sitting in Shri Chakra, an emblem of cosmic energy pervading the universe.The hill is also called Pradyumna Peeth.On the day celebrated as Sharika's birthday, devotees make a sacrificial offering of taher-charvan to the goddess (taher - rice boiled with turmeric powder and mixed with oil and salt; charvan – cooked goat liver). This day is also called Har Navum.Muslim shrinesThe southern side of Hari Parbat features Makhdoom Sahib, the shrine of Hamza Makhdoom, a 16th-century Kashmiri Sufi saint locally known as Hazrat Sultan and Sultan-ul-Arifeen.
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  • We did not go to the fort but could see the fort on the hill top en-route several places. It looks majestic in the day as well as in the night when the lights are put on.  more »
  • We recently visited Srinagar and visited Hari Parbat Garden was amongst one of the best garden in Srinagar and would recommend to visit once.  more »
  • With all the lighting for the fort Hari Parbat is certain to draw your attention at night and its location makes it quite a view to see. To reach Hari Parbat you will need to drive to the top, there i...  more »
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  • Nice place,but there is some restrictions from government,if you want see this fort so you go to pass first .
  • This place is occupied by CRPF which affects its beauty. It looks like a Jail not a tourist destination.
  • Hari Parbat is also known as Kooh-e-Sulaimaani, is a hill overlooking Srinagar, the largest city and summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It's centrally located to the Old City, or Down-town of Srinagar, close to Sufi-Shrines and Gurdwara of Chattipadshahi.
  • beautiful pace for those who always love being in nature.. calm and enchanting beauty.. one can easily say beautiful place with everlasting beauty.. truly Paradise lies here.. yu can fine MAsjid, temple, Gurudwara, Sufi Shrines and Waqf Board School here.. easily traffic available, cheapest food, what one can ask for..
  • The most peaceful place to be. Do feed the pigeons if you visit!

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