Sharika Devi Temple is located in the Hari Parbat Hill of Srinagar District
, Jammu and Kashmir
. The hill is in the north-eastern part of Srinagar
. The presiding deity of the temple is Sharika, a form of goddess Durga
The deity is made of black stone and has 18 arms, which gives her a fearsome look. Folklore has that the hill appeared at the place where Goddess Parvati killed a demon. The hill is sacred to the Hindus due to the presence of the temple. Hari Parbat Fort is in the vicinity.
June - July are festival months for the temple.
The temple is easily accessible from Tourist Reception Center in Srinagar, which is about 5 km away. By road, Srinagar can be approached via
National Highway 1A. The nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi Railway Station and the airport is Srinagar Airport.