The Kali Temple is dedicated to Kali and is located in Jharkhand, India. Lilori Sthan, near Katras is famous for its ancient Kali temple. This temple has gained lot of fame with many tourists visiting and marveling at its ancient presence in the small town of Katras. Katras is located very close to the city of Dhanbad and about 22 kilometres from Dhanbad railway station. The temple belonged to the goddess Lilori who was worshipped as a major deity by the local king of the area. This deity is considered as the avatar of Goddess Kali. The devotees offer meat to the deity and practice of sacrificing an animal in the temple complex to please the deity is performed. The marriages of the local couples in the area is performed in the complex of the temple since this temples is considered sacred for the Hindu community. The temple complex in the current times is not hygienic. During the wedding season the temple is visited by thousands of people and thus the temple is left unclean by these visitors and the little amount of water in the temple complex also gets dirty. People invited in the marriage dispose of their wastes in the temple complex thus leaving the vicinity of the temple.
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.