The idiosyncratic Hatimura Temple is dedicated to Goddess ‘Durgaa’ which is situated at Silghat, in the town of Nagaon district of Assam. During the reign of Ahom king Pramatta Singha this temple was constructed in 1667 Sakabda (1745-46 AD). In older days of Assam, it was one of the important centres of ‘Shaktism’. Goddess Durga is being worshipped here with the divine name ‘Mahisamardini’ which is also Known As ‘Mahishasurmardini’. The glorious Goddess shrine is positioned into a sanctum of the temple and the main idol of Devi is displaying the view of super extreme wrath and rage.
Significance of the figurine:
This vigorous flaming deity of Goddess Durga exhibits a message to the world that - When inhumanity and brutality exceed divinity has to be manifested on this earth for sending devil to meet eternity’ -This is the dynamic concluding theme and note to this universe, through the godly abode of Devi ‘Durga’. When he was preparing ‘Mahishasur ’ her prey as punishment in return of his brutal sins, Goddess Durga has manifested herself as the death Goddess.
How to Reach:
BY FLIGHT: Tourists can a get flight to Dimapur Airport on regular basis instead of Silghat as Silghat is 113 km away from Dimapur Airport (DMU). Silghat is 127 km away Rowriah Airport (JRH), Jorhat, Assam
BY TRAIN: Visitors can reach the temple by railways as well. As there are trains available from other major cities of the country to Silghat .The name of the Railway Station is Silghat Town (SHTT).
This historic temple was originally established By Ahom Dynasty King. Goddess has incarnated herself as a startling thunderstorm, thus the deity flaunts a slender waist, broad breasts and 10 hands which represents a bold and powerful look. This stupefying glance of scorching goddess flourishes a message to entire mankind that ‘Divinity has an edge over devilish deeds ’while equipped with various arms along with a trident. And Goddess Shakti is carved depicting piercing the trident through the chest of ‘Mahishasura’( the devil).