Kalki Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu situated close to the world famous tourist attraction Hawa Mahal. It is located at Tulsi Marg, Badi Chaupar, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
About The Temple
The access to the temple is by a gallery through the arched gateway on the main road. Gallery has a ramp like steps. The temple is being maintained by Devesthan Vibhag under Govt of Rajasthan. In terms of architecture, the shikhar style is in line with other temples of its era. Marble and red sand stone have been used in construction of the temple. The mandapas of temple are in three different style of architecture.
The temple has a separate unit which houses beautifully carved horse in white marble. It is being claimed that there is an injury mark in one of the leg of this horse. Upon self-healing of this injury mark, the Lord Kalki will appear on Earth to fight with evil forces. Many sources describe the appearance of Lord Kalki too – riding on a white horse with a blazing sword.
There is another story that this horse symbolizes the Ashwmegh Yagya undertaken by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II during his reign. However, this story seems to be out of place with reference to this temple of Lord Kalki.
Inside the Kalki temple, except for the main sanctum, the architecture appears to be quite simple and devoid of ornate carvings. However, near the garbhgriha gate there are carvings on the white marble floor depicting gada and shankh (mace and conch); symbols essentially denoting Lord Vishnu. The chaukhat (frame of gate) is layered and beautifully carved.
About The Deity
Kalki temple is dedicated to Lord Kalki, the last & future incarnation of Lord Vishnu in human form. It is believed that Lord Kalki will save the world and usher us all into the Sat Yuga. Kalki is the future & last reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Srimad Bhagavatam Lord Kalki will appear in between Kal yuga and Sat Yuga. His reference has also been given in puranas. He will appear when the human values fall and to save the World from evil forces.
Legend and Stories
Kalki temple was commissioned by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh I, who laid the foundation of Jaipur city. Some references claim the construction year of the Kalki temple to 1727 AD, while others claim it to 1739 AD.
Kalki temple is the only temple dedicated to Lord Kalki in the World. There are other temples though, where idol of Lord kalki co-exists with other Hindu Gods & deities.
How To Reach Jaipur
Jaipur International Airport is in Sanganer, 10 km (6 miles) from the centre.
Jaipur is the headquarters of North Western Zone of Indian Railways. Jaipur Railway Station is well connected to all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Ahmedabad.
Jaipur is located on National Highway No.8 connecting Delhi and Mumbai. National Highway 12 links Jaipur with Kota and National Highway 11 links Bikaner with Agrapassing through Jaipur.
Tulsi Marg, Badi Chaupar,
Jaipur District, Rajasthan, Pincode - 302002.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M