Hindu Goddess Khir Bhawani is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and in this form she is worshipped in an important Shaktipeetah in
. The popular belief is that this form of Goddess Shakti was worshipped by Ravana and the Goddess deserted him and took her home in Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir. Here Mother Goddess is worshipped as Tripurasundari and as Rajni Bhagavati.
Khir Bhawani is also known as Shri Shyama. Legend has it that when Khir Bhawani decided to leave Ganga for
, Lord Ram asked Hanuman to accompany her. The Goddess was in an angry form due to the evil acts of Ravana. Kashmir Valley
At the valley she was pacified by devotees by offer Khir – a form of sweet made from milk and sugar.
temple of Khir Bhawani is located at Tulamulla, which about 22 km east of . Srinagar