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