Kali Khoh is an old hollow sanctuary devoted to Goddess Kali at Vindhyachal in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. Kali Khoh sanctuary is a piece of the Trikon Parikrama or Yatra of three sanctuaries here. The other two are Maa Vindhyavasini Temple and Maa Ashtabhuja Devi Temple.
About the Temple
Goddess Kali is revered in the cavern sanctuary called Kali Khoh Temple, which is accepted to be the most capable sign of female force. Amidst forests, woodland and excellent streams, the Kali Khoh place of worship adds to the excellence of the site. Among the three heavenly shows (Maa Laxmi, Saraswati and Kali) of Adi Shakti, Mahakali is said to be settled in hollow of Kali Khoh. This is an antiquated cavern at the base of a hillock close Vindhyachal Town.
About the Deity
The managing divinity is Goddess Vindhyavasini Devi. Goddess Kali Khoh is a sign of Mother Goddess Shakti and she seemed to obliterate Adharma.
Legends And Stories
On being disturbed by the devils diligently the Gods (Devtas) loved Goddess Parvati, on listening to their situation Goddess Parvati got irate and in light of displeasure and anger her face turned dark. Subsequently, she is otherwise called Maa Kali. She is likewise revered as Chandi, Chamunda and Kali. The sanctuary is desolate and in segregated place loaded with peace and far from group. One gets sentiment being terrified, such is the peace and floods of vibrations here. Behind the Kali Khoh Temple is the sanctuary of Bhairava. The sanctuary is extremely mainstream among tantriks from everywhere throughout the nation.
Devotees offer prayers here for peace, prosperity and to overcome fear and enemies. Tantric aspirants seeking results of a magical nature seek Goddess Kali at Kali Khoh.
Best Time To Visit
After Kali Khoh temple it was time to visit the final destination of Trikon Parikrama of Vindhyachal Dham
Vindhyachal is 8 kms away from Mirzapur a large city In Uttar Pradesh. So it is well connected to road.
Vindhyachal has its own railway station on Manikpur – Mughal Sarai line. Although a small railway station many trains stop here. Otherwise one can easily come from Mirzapur railway station in 20 minutes.
Varanasi is the closest airport located around 78 kms from Vindhyachal.
Kali Khoh 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.
The temple is open from 05:00 am to 7:00 pm.