Goddess Durga Temples: These are the 5 most famous temples of Goddess Durga in India

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5 Most Famous Goddess Durga Temples Of India

Navratri is celebrated with great fervor in India, especially in the northern parts of the country, with devotees visiting the famous Durga temples across the country. During this time, people observe a fast for nine days and offer prayers to various forms of the Mother Goddess. During this, many devotees also come to the Shakti Peethas spread across the Indian subcontinent.

These 51 Shaktipeeths are the most revered and prominent places of worship for Hindus, where, according to mythology, the body parts of Goddess Sati fell. Let us find out which temples religiously inclined can visit in India.

5 Most Famous Goddess Durga Temples Of India

Kamakhya Temple (Guwahati)

Kamakhya Devi Temple in Guwahati is considered to be one of the most prominent Shakti Peethas in India. There is an idol of Yoni inside a cave, which is considered sacred. People from all over the country visit this temple every year. Even Navratri is celebrated here with great zeal and enthusiasm. During this, a huge crowd is seen in the temple.

Mata Vaishno Devi Temple (Jammu & Kashmir)

Hundreds and thousands of pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi in ​​Katra district of Jammu and Kashmir throughout the year. It is one of the 108 Shaktipeeths in the country. Goddess Vaishno Devi is believed to be a form of Goddess Durga and resides in the form of rocks inside the holy cave of the temple. Devotees usually climb the 13 km trek from Katra and stand in long queues to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

Mahakali Devi Temple (Ujjain)

Mahakali Devi Temple is situated on a small hillock in Ujjain, an ancient city on the banks of river Kshipra in Madhya Pradesh. According to Hindu mythology, the upper lip of Goddess Sati fell on the ground where the temple stands today. Graha Kalika, Mahalakshmi and Saraswati are other goddess forms who are worshiped here.

Kalighat Temple in Kolkata (West Bengal)

Durga Puja is celebrated with pomp during Navratri in this temple of Kolkata. Popular belief is that the toe of Goddess Sati’s right foot fell where this temple is today. The Kalighat temple is thronged by thousands of devotees during the months of April and October (Navratri). This major temple is more than 2000 years old and is situated on the banks of a small water body called Adi Ganga. Visit this temple as it is famous as an important Shakti Peeth.

Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore (Karnataka)

It is situated on the top of Chamundi hills in Mysore. Sati’s hair is said to have fallen here and later in the 12th century, the Hoysala rulers built a temple in the name of the goddess. Visit this temple and enjoy its grand architecture.

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