Shrouded in thriller, Shikari Devi temple, a should for all looking for religious steering and a delight for adventurous trekkers looking for thrills in harmful terrains, is positioned at a top of 2850m above sea degree in Himachal Pradesh, a state mendacity within the foothills of mighty Himalayas. Throughout historical occasions, the hunters (shikari) used to hope to the goddess to offer them with prey. That is how the shrine was named “Shikari Devi” – The goddess of hunters.Probably the most mysterious reality of this historical temple is that it has no roof and until date, no one 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 fowl or plane can fly on high of the temple in a fashion that its shadow ought to fall on the deity. The birds had been seen dropping useless 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 together with his spouse, child and his pilot. The plane was stated to be flying at a low top 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 number of clearings within the jungle for automobiles to achieve close to the height. Nevertheless, 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 timber, 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 via 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 obtained 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 in opposition to varied types of evil.
Yearly, throughout Navratra pageant, a good is held right here which attracts devotees from all around the world, looking for blessings from the deity.The place is approachable by highway as organized by the Himachal authorities, overlaying a distance of 16 km. The devotees need to climb 500 stairs to achieve temple premises, if reached through highway. The closest railhead is Joginder Nagar railway station.The best way to Attain:
Mandi-Dadaur-Chailchowk-Thunag-Janjehli-Shikari-94 Kms.Trek Routes:
Shikari Devi-Bakhrot-Chindi: 18 Kms
Shikari Devi-Raigarh-Shankar Dehra: 15 Kms
Shikari-Kamrunag 16 Kms