Chilkigarh Kanak Durga Temple is situated at about 12 kms from the Jhargram Palace. The principle god of this temple is Kanak (Gold) Durga, which is the acquired god of the Chilkigarh Royal Family. Individuals throng in 100s of 1000s to this place in the Puja celebration from everywhere throughout the neighbouring spots of the region and the state too. Creatures like goats and wild oxen are yielded on Navami in Durga puja to fulfil the Goddess, as it has been the deep rooted custom. The encompassing range of this temple is secured by a few types of plants and trees, of which some are utilized for natural science, investigate. There is additionally a Lord Shiva temple, named Ekaratna Temple, another outstanding fascination of this place.
History of the Temple
The temple indicates better touch of odishi and non-Aryan fixings. It was worked amid the time of Biswarup Tripathi-the then raja of Chilkigarh. Biswarup was an enthusiastic supporter of God Bishnu. Bishnu Chakras are set at the top each pinnacle of the temple. The temple is as high as 30ft. There has been a legend that Raja Kamalakanta turned into the Raja of Jamboni. He established his royal residence contiguous Kanak temple in the western piece of Dulung River. He took every one of the divinities incorporating Bishnu and others in the surroundings of recently constructed castle. He was going to exchange Kanak Durga. It never happened. One day around evening time he envisioned that a young lady wearing blue-sari was leaving temple. The raja thought she would be his little girl Jogamaya. Raja yelled noisily to stop her. At that point Kanak Dura in her blue clothing came and coordinated to keep her in the temple. From that Kanak durga is there in the Jungle. The old temple is in run down condition. Another temple with current compositional outline was set up in 1937.
How to Reach Chilkigarh
The closest air terminal is the N.S.C.Bose International Airport at Dumdum; Kolkata. The Gidni Railway Station and the Khatkura Railway Station are closest to Chilkigarh. Chilkigarh is well connected by road from the nearby city Jhargram.
Kanak Durga Temple,
Paschim Medinipur District,
West Bengal, India,
Pincode – 721505.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Trouble-free marital life
- Removal of physical ailments
- Cure from mental Problems
- Freedom from economic Problems
- Fearless disposition
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah
Meaning -Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.
Ayi Giri Nandini Nandita Medini Vishva Vinodini Nandi Nute Giri Vara Vindhya Shiro Adhi Nivaasini Vissnnu Vilaasini Jissnnu Nute Bhagavati He Shiti Kannttha Kuttumbini Bhuri Kuttumbini Bhuri Krte Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura Mardini Ramya Kapardini Shaila Sute
Meaning -I offer my salutations to the mountain's daughter, who fills the world with joy, who is praised by Nandi, who lives on Vindhya's summits, who gives joy to Her brother Lord Vishnu and who Lord Indra praises, Oh Goddess who is Lord Shiva's consort and who created abundance. The destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, the one with beautiful hair and the mountain's daughter, victory to you.
Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.