Shyamakali Tarna Temple is located at 29 kms from Hanogi in Mandi. Raja Shyam Sen prayed to the Devi to bless him with victory in the battle of Balh and resolved to build a temple dedicated to the Devi. This temple was build to commemorate this victory.
The main idol of this temple has protruding and flaming tongue and on the black stone face are shining eyes made of seashells. There is a portrait of Raja Balbir Sen who was imprisoned by the Sikhs in the fort of Gobindgarh. The Sikhs wanted to extort more tax than the State could pay.
Raja Balbir Sen prayed to the Devi that if got released from the prison, he would execute the same intricate golden paneling of the ceiling of the temple as that of Golden Temple. He undertook this promise when the Sikhs freed him.
The main temple is erected on stone basement some four feet high. There is gallery all round the main temple in which there are portraits of the ‘Nav Durgas’ (the nine forms of the Goddess Durga). There are sacred motifs of bells, temples, etc on the Shikhar that lend beauty and magnificence to the architecture of the temple.