The deity of Goddess Banjari Mata is worshipped at the Banjari Mata Mandir that is located in Raipur at Chattisgarh. As per the legend, one day a carved idol of Goddess Banjari Mata appeared on a rock in the place this temple now stands. The devotees initially started worshipping the idol on the rock and later built a temple around it. In the present day, thousands of devotees visit this temple annually for pilgrimage.
The devotees can reach the temple by arriving at the nearest airport of Raipur that facilitates flights linking to New Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Mumbai.
The temple is easily accessible from Raipur Railway Station. It is a junction and several trains are available like superfast Rajdhani Express that connects Raipur to Delhi, Bilaspur-Nizamuddin Gondwana Express that runs via Bilaspur from New Delhi to Raipur etc. This junction facilitates trains that connect most big as well as small towns of Raipur.
The devotees can arrive at the temple through road transport as well. Frequent bus service is available till the temple as the National Highway 6 and National Highway 43 links Raipur to Vijaya Nagaram.
Banjari Mata Mandir,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Destruction of Evil
- Healthy Progeny
- Good Spouse
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations again and again to the Devi who resides in the name of Vishnu's maya in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Chetanetyaabhi Dheeyate Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as consciousness in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Nidraa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as sleep in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Kshudhaa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as hunger in all beings.
The temple is open all days of the week from 6 o’clock in the morning till 7:30 in the evening.