Sri Bhadrakali Temple of Goddess Kali is located in Tudikhel, Nepal. The goddess is also called as Sri Lumadhi Bhadrakali and Lazzapith by the locals. It is one of the famous Shakti peethas in Nepal. According to mythology Goddess Bhadrakali is an incarnation of raged Sati when her father, Daksha insulted God Shiva. Her form is a furious one with three eyes and a tusk. The temple was earlier known as Mudule Thumpko. It is believed that Goddess Bhadrakali indicated to a priest to dig a hill. Upon doing so, he found an idol of the deity and built a temple in 1817.There is story told by the locals that a farmer used to work in the field near by and keep his bread aside while working. The bread used to turn into gold everyday. Hence the goddess is called Lumadhi ( golden bread in local language) Bhadrakali. There is a dance performance organised once every 12 years.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Protection from evil
- Destruction of ego
Jayantii Manggalaa Kaalii Bhadrakaalii Kapaalinii Durgaa Shivaa Kssamaa Dhaatrii Svaahaa Svadhaa Namostu Te
Meaning -We salute the Devi Kali, who is always victorious and always auspicious, we offer salutations to Bhadrakali Devi who wears a skull garland, we salute Shiva's consort and the embodiment of self-control and supports all beings, Devi Durga, who is Swaha as well as Swadha. We offer our salutations to you.
Om Maha Kalyai Ca Vidmahe Smasana Vasinyai Ca Dhimahi Tanno Kali Prachodayat
Meaning -Om the great Goddess Kali who stays in the ocean of life and burial grounds, we focus our energies on you, may you grant us our wishes and bless us
Kaalika Kalahey Gorey Paathuthvaam Parameshwari Mandapey Thathra Mathangi Thatha Sowmya Swayamwarey
Meaning -Let the ever charming, mother of the universe, protect us and stay in this mandap and bestow her blessing on us as mother Mathangi.
Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru Te Namah
Meaning -Oh Goddess Katyayani, the great vigour of the Lord, the owner of great magical power and the mighty one who controls all, please make the son of Nanda Maharaj my husband. I offer my salutations to you.