• Kali

Kali Devi Temple

Overview


Shri Kali Mata Temple is located right opposite the Baradari Garden on Mall Road in Patiala, Punjab. The Temple was constructed by the Sikh ruler of Patiala, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, who financed the building in the Mata Kali Devi Temple and oversaw the installation there, in 1936. Bhupinder Singh was the ruling Maharaja of Patiala from 1900 to 1938. He was inspired to build this temple and bring the 6-ft statue of Divine Mother Kali & Paawan Jyoti from Bengal to Patiala & he offered “First Bali” (sacrifice) of a water buffalo to the temple of Kali in Patiala. Because of Temple’s beautiful infrastructure, it has been declared a national monument. This large complex attracts devotees, Hindu and Sikh, from distant places. A much older temple of Raj Rajeshwari is also situated in the center of this complex. Devotees offer Mustard Oil, daal (lentils), sweets, coconuts, bangles and chunnis, goats, hens and liquor to the Divine Mother here.


About The Temple


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This temple is a masterpiece and an architectural beauty which was constructed by the royal family of Patiala, Punjab. It is the most appropriate landmark in the city and attracts many devotees from all over the world. The temple is an ancient landmark. Thousands of devotees visit the temple to seek blessings of the deity. This temple is situated far from the noise of the city. The traditional rituals and customs is what pulls most of the devotees to this temple and all the age old traditions are followed in this temple without fail which is what makes it more famous and a must visit ancient monument. The modern India and the people can learn the most about Hindu mythology by just looking at the walls of the temple.


About The Deity


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Who can comprehend the Divine paradox of Mother Kali? Fierce, black in color large, shimmering eyes, destructive, triumphantly smiling amidst the slaughter of billions of demons, wearing a necklace of skulls and a skirt of severed arms, glowing effulgently like the full moon in the night sky, holding the head of a demon, a Trident that flashes like lightning and a Knife etched with sacred mantras and infused with Divine Shakti, Kali stands serene and pleased, suffused with the fragrances of jasmine, rose and sandalwood! Mother Kali is a Guardian, also known as The Protectress. Mother Kali is Dharma in Eternal Time. Kali shines with the brilliance of a Million Black Fires of Dissolution and her body is bathed in vibuthi (sacred ash). Shiva is under Her Feet and the Great Devotee, Ramprased, envisioned Kali as stepping upon a demon that was transformed, by Kali’s touch, into Lord Shiva Himself! Just as the night sky appears black and the ocean appears deep blue due to its fathomless depth, so too kali appears dark due to great powers and depth. Kali assumes the form that reflects the attitude and emotion of the person who approaches her only if Kali is approached with pure emotion of Motherly Love.


Prasad & offering


1. 4:00 am, Mata Ji’s prayers
2. Morning from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm worship ritual

Timing


In Summer
Monday-Friday 5:00am 9:30pm
Saturday 5:00am 10:00pm
In Winter
Monday-Friday 5:00am 9:00pm
Saturday 5:00am 9:30pm
At the time of Navratri
5:00am to 9:30pm


Accessibility


Patiala is one of the famous cities of Punjab, also known as City of Gardens. It is just 25 km away from the National Highway NH-1 (Delhi-Amritsar) at Rajpura Railway Junction. 250 km away from Delhi, 65 km from Chandigarh and 60 km from Ambala Cantt, Patiala is nestled amidst major cities. Nearest airport is Chandigarh. Devotees can drive to Patiala from Chandigarh, via Zirakpur (on NH-22), and Rajpura. Patiala is well connected by train. One can take New Delhi-Bhatinda Inter City Express/Dadar Express or the Shatabdi Express to Ambala, and then hire a taxi to get to Patiala. February usually attracts more tourists, and is very pleasant in Patiala.


Temple Address


Shri Kali Devi Committee (Regd.)
Mandir Kali Devi. Patiala
DC , Patiala

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Wish fulfillment
Shlokas

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.

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