The Hatimura Temple is a shakti temple, located at Silghat, Nagaon district of Assam. It was built during the reign of Ahom king Pramatta Singha in 1667 Sakabda (1745-46 AD). It used to be an important center of Shaktism in ancient Assam. The presiding goddess is Durga which is known here as Mahisamardini. Human sacrifice was said to be made at the temple’s altars.
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.