Sri Sharika Temple

Hindu Temple in Srinagar

On the western flank of Hari Parbat, Sri Sharika is the 'abode' of the city's 18-armed guardian goddess, represented here by a vermilion-orange painted Shila rock beneath a rather gaudy temple-pavilion. It's a pilgrimage spot for local Hindus, who believe that Sharika (a form of Durga) and Vishnu liberated the area by defeating the lake demon, Jalodabhava, on this hill.