Maa Kalka ji’s temple located in the capital of the country, Delhi
The holy Dham of Mother Kalka ji located in the capital of the country, Delhi, where there is an influx of seekers of Shakti every day. During the Mahabharata period, in this Siddhapeeth of the mother, the Pandavas had once worshiped Goddess Kali and got the boon of being victorious in the war. It is believed that at the end of the war, all the five Pandavas came to this abode of Goddess and worshiped Bhagwati.
Once a cow used to come and bathe the mother’s pindi
There is also a belief about the temple that due to the hilly area, animals like cows used to come here to graze. But a cow surprisingly used to come to a special place i.e. on top of the mother’s pindi and take a bath with milk. When people came to know about this, people started worshiping this Siddhapeeth.
Architecture of Kalka Ji Temple
There are a total of twelve gates in this temple of Mata, which indicate the twelve Adityas and twelve months. The twelve gates of this temple are built on this basis. There are thirty-six gates in the parikrama outside, which are the symbols of matrikatas. The three gates in front of each gate also give the introduction of Sattva, Raja and Tama, the three-fold form of Mother Bhagwati. Two lion statues are installed in front of the temple gate. Next, a Yagyashala has been built, where worshipers of Shakti perform Yagya from time to time. The murals made in the interior of the building are quite attractive. Seeing which the grandeur of the temple is easily estimated.
The temple remains open even during solar eclipse
All the doors of the Siddhapeeth Kalkaji temple are open for the devotees to see. The doors of this temple, which sits on the Suryakoot mountain, are not closed even during the eclipse. It is believed that Kalka Devi is the owner of Kalachakra and the entire planetary constellations move after getting power from them. In such a situation, worshiping in this temple at the time of eclipse has special significance. Akhand Jyoti is lit in the temple. During the night, devotees decorate the beautiful bed for Maa Kalika and keep it in the temple. Devotees believe that Bhagwati regularly comes in the form of a small girl and rests for the night. Devotees from far and wide come here for darshan on Navratri. It is believed that no one who visits the mother leaves empty handed from here. Mother definitely fulfills everyone’s wishes.
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(The information given here is based on religious beliefs and folk beliefs, there is no scientific evidence for this. It has been presented here keeping in mind the general interest.)