State - Himachal Pradesh
District - Shimla
Address - SH 10, Hatkoti, Himachal Pradesh 171206
Religion - Hindu
Type - Goddess Durga
Hatkoti Temple is a famous Hindu temple. It is addressed in a valley near Rohru.The temple complex consists of a main temple dedicated to Goddess Durga and a smaller temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hatkoti Goddess is regarded as the most powerful Goddess of this Region. Goddess Durga is worshipped here as Hatkeshwari.The main temple has a bronze image of eight armed Goddess Durga riding a lion with her spear piercing the heart of the demon Mahishasur.The Hatkoti Temple is an home of Goddess Mahishasurmardini,an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The interior walls and roof of the temple have also been designed using great architectural skills. The architecture of both the temple is quiet similar and appear to be a work of the Gupta period. The hindu temple is believed to be the spot where the gods fought a pitched battle.The spot is famous for ancient temple of Mata Hateswari in the midst of paddy fields on the right bank of the Pabber River.