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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  • I went to Hari Parbat. The majestic mountain overlooking the city of Srinagar is called Hari Parbat. Besides the famous Hari Parbat fort, the mountain also has various shrines dedicated to several dei...  more »
  • one of the local attractions n srinagar and great views from top and great place to take pics and had a great time walking around  more »
  • this is fort we can see any where from srinagar.this is on the mountain.this is under defence now.from this fort we can see entire srinagar.  more »
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  • Its a good place for trekking but govt should try to repair and protect the the monument located on the top of the Hari Parbat. If you are going there you should take some food, medicine,first aid kit and water And do not throw any kind of garbage here. Have a good time
  • One of the beautiful places in Srinagar City. On the top of the Mount, situating the marvel architect of the Medieval Kashmir. The whole vicinity round the mount gives you majestic view of the whole city all around. If you are religious then you could have some spiritual touches from the religious sights over there. The only painstaking is that the fort on the top is occupied by the security forces and likely to be ravished with the passage of the time.
  • One of the beautiful places in Srinagar City. On the top of the Mount, situating the marvel architect of the Medieval Kashmir. The whole vicinity round the mount gives you majestic view of the whole city all around. If you are religious then you could have some spiritual touches from the religious sights over there. The only painstaking is that the fort on the top is occupied by the security forces and likely to be ravished with the passage of the time.
  • It is a beautiful fort.Everyone should go to this place.From this fort you can see whole Srinagar city.
  • Good to visit and A view to watch southern Kashmir Amazing old fort built by Mughals
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