The Mahakali Temple is symbolic for the city of Chandrapur and is an important temple for the people there. The temple is visited by the devotees every day but Tuesdays attract the maximum crowds. The devotees visit the temple for an annual fair held in April in the Mahakali temple.
About The Temple
The present deity in the temple is that of Goddess Mahakali. Of the two idols in the temple, the main idol is adorned in red yellow and orange clothes and is in association with the Shiva Linga. In order to reach the second idol which is in a reclining position one must travel through a tunnel because it is placed below the ground level
There are two entrances to the temple premises, the front entrance has the Ganesha and Hanuman temples and has small shops (for pooja supplies) while near the rear entrance there is a shani temple.
How to Reach Chandrapur
Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur is the nearest and at a five hour drive from Chandrapur. Private buses and taxis are available from the airport to Chandrapur.
The Chandrapur railway station is loacted at the major New Delhi-Chennai line and links the city to New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Allahabad, Indore, Puri, Ahmedabad and other cities within the state.
Chandrapur is connected to major cities such as Aheri, Amravati, Akola, Shirdi, Hyderabad, Gondia and Aurangabad by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) and other private bus services.
Babupeth - Junona Rd, Chandrapur District,
Maharashtra, India, Pincode – 442403.
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 06:00 am to 08:00 pm.