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Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman.[1] It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, Shimla's highest peak, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) east of the Ridge at a height of 2,455 m (8,054 ft) above sea level.[2] Each year, a festival is held on Dussehra. The temple is accessible by foot, horse, or taxi. The private company Jagson International Limited (JIL) started an aerial[when?] Ropeway linking the Ridge with the temple.

Jakhoo Temple
View of Jhakoo Hanuman from the Ridge
View of Jhakoo Hanuman from the Ridge
Jakhoo is located in India
Jakhoo
Location within India
Geography
LocationJakhu Temple Park, Jakhu, Shimla,Himachal Pradesh
CountryIndia
Coordinates31°06′04″N 77°10′55″E / 31.1011706°N 77.1818317°E / 31.1011706; 77.1818317Coordinates: 31°06′04″N 77°10′55″E / 31.1011706°N 77.1818317°E / 31.1011706; 77.1818317

According to the Ramayana, Hanuman stopped at the location to rest while searching for the Sanjivni Booti to revive Lakshmana.

A giant 108-feet-high idol of Hanuman was unveiled at Jakhoo Hanuman temple on 5 November 2010. At 108 feet (33 m), it surpasses the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which measures at 98 feet (30 m), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cost of construction was Rs 1.5 crores. The public unveiling was officiated by Abhishek Bachchan.

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  1. ^ Jakoo Temple Himachal Official website.
  2. ^ Jakhoo Temple Himachal Pradesh Tourism, Official website.