Indian team wicket keeper and Batswoman Sushma Verma born in Shimla of Himachal Pradesh. Sushma Verma became first cricketer in male or female to represent Indian national cricket team, after her Rishi Dhawan from Himachal Pradesh also represented India in cricket. Sushma Verma represented India in ICC cricket world cup and was one of the best performer from Indian team in world cup.
Name : Sushma Verma
Nickname : Sush
Address : Village Himri, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh
Date of Birth : 3rd November 1992


Sushma Devi Verma belongs to region where cricket is not first priority as profession. But Strong dedication and determination of Sushma Verma made her first Himachali Player to represent India at International level even before any men. Sushma Verma born on November 3rd 1992 in small village of Shimla District. She started playing cricket as batswoman for Himachal Cricket Association and later played for Indian Railways with players like Harmanpreet kaur and Poonam Raut etc. 
She was Captain of HPCA women team who was finalist in Under-19 All India women Tournament. 
In 2017 cricket world cup ,   government of Himachal Pradesh offered her post of DSP(Deputy Superintendent of Police). She have represented India in all three formats of cricket.

Cricket Career

Verma started her career at very young age , and she is right handed batswoman. She started playing for Himachal Pradesh as a batswoman. She came in limelight when Himachal Pradesh cricket Association women team reached in final under her leadership in under-19 All India women's cricket tournament. She also played with players like Harmanpreet Kaur(vice-captain) of current Indian team and Poonam Raut. 
Sushma Verma played in all three formats of international cricket for India. Sushma Verma is permanent member of Indian cricket team and team is dependent very strongly on her for wicket keeping as well as review system.

Cricket stats 

Interesting Facts

- Sushma Verma is first Himachali to represent India at International level.
- Sushma Verma was honoured by Himachal Pradesh government (Virbhadra Singh) with post of Deputy Superintendent of Police of H.P.
- Sushma Verma is only Himachal player (men/women) who played for India in all three formats.
- One of pavilion in Gumma cricket ground of HPCA, is named on name of Sushma Verma Devi.

Tara Devi Temple is located in shimla at a distance of around 11 Km. Temple is dedicated to Maa Tara and is located on Kalka-Shimla Highway on Tara Devi hill top near Shogi, Shimla.
History of Tara Devi temple , best time to visit temple , photos of Tara Devi temple and some interesting facts are here below.

History of Tara Devi Temple

Tara Devi temple is located at Tarav Parvat on western side of Shimla. It is belief that Maa Tara Devi was brought by a person(King) from Bengal. He used to wear a locket in which idol of Maa Tara was located. He visited place around 100 years ago. He placed his locate at this place, and many generation of his dynasty passes here.A wooden idol was installed there first and later proper temple was build during 1825.
Tara Devi Temple


Tara Devi Temple is located at Tarav Parvat , on Kalka-Shimla highway between Shimla-Shogi. Temple is located on hill top , at a distance of around 11 km from hill queen Shimla. Temple is located in between green lush pine trees and greenery all around.
- Temple is located in noise free location of Shimla.
- Tara Devi Temple is known for its location as always there is fresh air all around
- View from temple refreshes tourists and devotees completely.

 Best Time to Visit 

Every time is best time to visit temples or spiritual places but temple is only opened between 7 am to 6:30 pm. So if devotees are from other state ,and wishing to visit maa tara devi temple, they have to reach in this timing.
- Every Sunday there is Langar organised in temple.
- Temple staff and devotees take part in serving in Langar.

Fairs & Festivals

Navratri Festival of nine faces of Devi is celebrated all nine days here in Tara Devi temple , and Ashtami which is around Dusshehra is also celebrated with lot of interest . So devotees interested to visit temple, can come around this time.A fair is organised by local people which is dedicated to maa tara.

Temple Near Tara Devi Temple

There are several temples near maa tara devi temple , but some of very popular temples are .
- Sankat Mochan Mandir
- Kamna Devi Temple
- Luxmi Narayan Mandir
- Kali Bari Temple

Places to Visit near Temple

Shimla is one of the best tourist spot for visitors, and there is good combination of spirituals as well as tourist spots in Shimla. So some must visit places near Tara Devi Temple are 
- Shimla
- Solan
- Fagu & Kufri
- Narkanda

How to Reach Tara Devi Temple ?

Tara Devi Temple is located at road-head as vehicles reach near temple. Temple is on Kalka -Shimla highway near shogi. 
Distance from Shimla : 18 km
Nearest Bus Stand : ISBT Shimla
Nearest Railway Station : Shimla
Nearest Airport : Shimla

There is bus as well as taxi facility available to reach Maa Tara Devi Temple. People/Devotees can visit this divine place and can enjoy beauty of location as well blessing of maa Tara Devi.