Shikari Devi Temple is one of the sacred temples for the Hindu community. Shikari Devi Temple is located at a distance of about 18 kilometers from Janjehli village of Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Shikari Devi Temple is completely dedicated to Goddess Durga. One has to go through the forest area to reach the Shikari Devi temple, or it should be said that the Shikari Devi temple is situated in the forest area. Shikari Devi Temple is situated at an altitude of about 3359 above sea level. Shikari Devi Temple is situated on the highest peak of Mandi District, hence it is also called Crown of Mandi District.
The surrounding of Shikari Devi temple is full of panoramic views of nature. Hence it is a favorite destination for devotees of the Goddess as well as nature lovers. Vast green pastures around the temple, mesmerizing sunrise and sunset can be seen in the summer season. During winter there is only snow all around. That's why the visit to the Shikari Devi temple is closed during the winter season.
The specialty of Shikari Devi Temple is that this temple does not have a roof, that is, this temple is a roofless temple. It is said that no one has been able to get the roof of this temple installed.
It is believed that sage Markandeya did penance at this place for many years. Pleased with the penance of sage Markandeya, it was established in the form of Goddess Durgo Shakti. Later the temple was built by the Pandavas during their exile.
Thousands of devotees come to the temple during Navratri to seek the darshan and blessings of the mother.