Pilgrimage is an evergreen
from of travel in India having some world’s best divine spots.
For thousands of years, the spiritual minded people have embarked
on journey to Hatkoti to become closer to God. Hatkoti is
situated in far-flung areas, away from the hustle and bustle of
human life, and creates an extraordinary serene environment by nature.
The holy pilgrimage place Hatkoti is located exactly at 105 kms
east of Shimla on the bank of river Pabar. This mysterious valley
of stone temples Hatkoti is wrapped by two mountain streams as Bishkulti
and Raanvti. The majestic confluence of three water streams makes
Hatkoti a perfect place for Hindu pilgrimages.
Hatkoti is not a single temple in separation; it’s a combination
of a large number of small temples. The main temple of Hatkoti is
festooned with the idol of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva in the near
by small temple. The Dharmashala, a Kirtan Ghar and a rest house also
built up within the Mandir complex. All these temple are the brilliant
example of fine art and architecture. Once the regions economic activity
is largely based on the long and interesting structure of Hatkoti
temples. Hatkoti temples belong to the Gupta period i.e. the construction
was done in between sixth and ninth century AD. The devotees can also
reach the Hatkoti temples by driving through Shimla-Theog-Kotkhai-Kharapathar-Hatkoti-Rohru
route. Himachal Pradesh itself compiled though with the temples that
has a special admiration to Hatkoti, the abode of Goddess Mahishasurmardini.