Shrouded in thriller, Shikari Devi temple, a should for all searching for non secular steering and a delight for adventurous trekkers searching for thrills in harmful terrains, is positioned at a peak of 2850m above sea stage in Himachal Pradesh, a state mendacity within the foothills of mighty Himalayas. Throughout historical instances, the hunters (shikari) used to hope to the goddess to supply them with prey. That is how the shrine was named “Shikari Devi” – The goddess of hunters.
Essentially the most mysterious reality of this historical temple is that it has no roof and until date, no person has been capable of construct a roof on it. The snow by no means falls contained in the temple regardless of of heavy snowfalls within the area. There have been no wild animal assaults reported outdoors the temple premises and no chook or plane can fly on high of the temple in a fashion that its shadow ought to fall on the deity. The birds have been seen dropping lifeless from sky if their shadows ever fell on the shrine. There was a deadly accident reported in 1996 of the plane of Himachal’s mayor wherein he perished alongside along with his spouse, child and his pilot. The plane was stated to be flying at a low peak above the shrine because of which it shadowed the shrine and thus, the accident occurred.
This temple is positioned on the peak of a hill which required crossing heavy snow-covered mountains and thick forests full of untamed animals, only a few days in the past. These days, Himachal tourism has opened up a couple of clearings within the jungle for autos to succeed in close to the height. Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless extraordinarily tough to trek to the temple from Karsog Valley, Jhanjheli, Chindi. Nonetheless, it’s a paradise for nature lovers with its lush greenery, pine bushes, deodar woods and apple orchards, together with the pristine whites of the heavy snowfall occurring right here from October until April.
Mythology states that sage Markandeye had referred to as the highly effective feminine deity Durga by means of meditation to this hill the place the goddess left a stone statue of herself by bestowing it with divine powers. Afterward, Pandavas constructed the temple construction for the goddess throughout their exile and acquired a boon from her to have the ability to defeat Kauravas within the epic battle of Mahabharata. She assured them of victory, a battle which she stated, could be fought for hundreds of years towards numerous types of evil.
Yearly, throughout Navratra competition, a good is held right here which attracts devotees from everywhere in the world, searching for blessings from the deity.
The place is approachable by street as organized by the Himachal authorities, masking a distance of 16 km. The devotees need to climb 500 stairs to succeed in temple premises, if reached by way of street. The closest railhead is Joginder Nagar railway station.
The right way to Attain:
Shikari Devi-Bakhrot-Chindi: 18 Kms
Shikari Devi-Raigarh-Shankar Dehra: 15 Kms
Shikari-Kamrunag 16 Kms