The Sharika Devi Temple is situated on westerns slope of the Hari Parvat in Srinagar. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Jagadamba Sharika Bhagwati, an incarnation of Mata Durga/ Shakti. The idol inside the temple has 18 arms and is regarded as the presiding deity of the Srinagar by Hindu followers. This temple is regarded as one of the most sacred sites by Kashmiri Pandits, this day is celebrated as Har Navum. The shrine is thronged with devotees in large number on the birthday of Sharika Bhagwati. They offer a special offering locally termed as ‘Taher Charvan’ (A dish of boiled rice with turmeric, oil and salt and another dish is of cooked liver of goat) to the goddess.