Harshat Mata or Goddess of happiness is said to have spread happiness in the area leading to the city being called Abhaneri or city of brightness.
Raja Chanda who built the Chand Baori is credited with building this temple and dedicating the baori and temple to the Goddess.
It sits on a raised double terrace platform.
There are beautiful deities and sculptures carved into the niches on the upper terrace.
He saw me clicking so many photos and offered me Mata ki chunri and told me to wear it and do namaste and he would click my snap. I felt blessed as I love to pray to God . For me HE is everywhere and in everything.
Pandit Ji said this temple was destroyed by Mahmud Ghazni and later rebuilt. It’s given on the official site of temple too.
From the sculptures and stone lying all over it was definitely destroyed and perhaps looted but to me it seems by someone else. This didn’t fall in Mahmud Ghazni’s path from what I can read.
But I maybe wrong so willing to be corrected.