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  PATANKOT - DEVI MANDIR

The popular motion of the name of 'Patankot' signifies Muslim religion and its domination politically and socially but it is clear case of misconception and erroneous interpretation. It means etymologically a 'padh' standing to path or route. Originally it was Hindu dominated and was under the rule of Hindu kings. It meant then the meeting place of many streets or paths, as we call now chak. In the beginning when Hindu kings held their sway, there was a court located at this place for adjudication cases. It was the hub of social and religious activities. But later, after the advent of Muslims not the court but also the harmony went out of existence due Muslim fanaticism that swallowed several ennobling Hindu customs and constructions imposing and awe-some.

It was here adjoining the court, there was a temple for Devi. It was ancient one with many hoary traditions and faith building activities. People were congregating there quite often both for judicial and spiritual functions. The temple stood for catholocity and it transcended sectarianism as Mother Devi was impartial in granting boons to all. She enjoyed the confidence of all religions, and her votaries were drawn for all castes and creeds of all age groups. But the Muslim bigotry changed the scenery and filled the area with Muslim spirit and power; but they did not or could not alter the root meaning although the usage gave a different meaning and flavors.

This temple lies on the way to Trigarthi mountain accessible by four wheelers.

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