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New Year visit to Hatkoti Temple

In the first week of January 2018, Himani Sharma went on a family trip to the Hatkoti Temple located in Jubbal Tehsil of Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, India. She shares a few images from the trip with some interesting information.

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The Hatkoti Temple Complex is believed to date back to the times of the Mahabharata and has some great architectural specimens; Photo: Himani Sharma

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The “Deols” – Five Pandava temples with decreasing sizes; Photo: Himani Sharma

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The metal pot known as “Charu”, which is tied outside the shrine of Goddess Durga. It is believed that while one of two metal pots flowed down the Pabbar River, this second one was firmly chained and is kept empty for good fortune; Photo: Himani Sharma

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Down the Pabbar River went the “Charu”; Photo: Nav Kant Sharma

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A game of solids and stripes played out in the Pabbar River; Photo: Nav Kant Sharma

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Worn out over the ages by the hands of innumerable devotees; Photo: Nav Kant Sharma

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Shining tall, no matter how small; Photo: Nav Kant Sharma

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