Devta Name/Local Name/Vedic Name Tara Patanti/ Devi Patanti
Type (Rishi, Nag, etc) Durga
Powering Divinity (Jogini) Devta Jungru, Thaan devta, Atharah pede, Yogniyan
Associated Devtas
Annual Fair (attended by which other deity) Birshu-Shravan-Shouri mela-Falgun Faguli, Jag
Devta Gautam Rishi’s presence is essential to start the
Birshu festival. It starts only when the deity reaches the
temple. Same is the case with Shayari fair.
Dussehra Participation/Place Kullu


Location Distance from Kullu Directions Stay Options Key Contact
Padai 30 km Kullu-Bhuntar-Shat-
Forest Rest House
Smt Hotam Dashi
(Kardar)/ Shiv Ram (Goor)


Located in Padei village. The Goddess goes to Kheer Ganga to take bath. She also travels to meet her brother Gumbal at
Shaat village and Mangleshwar Mahadeo and Chamani Narayan. Goddess Chamunda of Dhara is her sister. Jangru and
Jogni is also in the temple complex. In the original location of temple the idols of Mahishasurmardini and Ganpati are
also there. The Rath has eight Mohras. This temple is also struck with lightening like Bijli Mahadev after a gap of several
years. It happened in 2013 -14. Legend has it that a dumb herdsman noticed that one of his cows goes to a particular
place and empties her udders there. On digging they found a pindi there, and the devi was known as Tara Bhatanti. The
goddess had 305.12 bigha land which went to the tenants.