The Mata Kankali Mandir in Kanker is an old sanctuary which houses an extremely delightful statue of Mata Kankali. Explorers from far and close-by towns visit this sanctuary to look for the goddess endowments and do Darshan and pooja in the time of Shardey Navratri and chaitra navratri.
How to Reach Mata Kankali Mandir, Kanker
Kankali Mandir is situated near the Collectorate office. From NH-43 get on to the Collectorate office road, cross the Collectorate office which is located on the left, a little further ahead is Surya Gardens, on crossing Surya Gardens take the first right which will lead to the temple site. The temple is 1.5 km from the Old Bus Stand in Kanker city which can be reached by foot in about 15-20 minutes. Non-metered autos, taxis and local buses can be hired from any part of Kanker city to reach the temple site.
How To Reach Kanker
Raipur Airport aka Mana Airport (127 km) is the closest airport to reach Kanker city. Raipur is linked by air to major cities such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bhopal and Ahmedabad.
Raipur Railway Station (127 km) is the nearest railway station to reach Kanker, which is one of the main stations in the state. Raipur is linked well to major cities by rail such as Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Delhi and Jodhpur.
Kanker is well associated to all parts of nearby cities and villages by bus. Private and Govt. owned CSRTC bus services are available on a regular basis to and from. Kanker exists on National Highway 43 (NH-43). Also, tourists can reach the city easily through Bhanupratappur-Kanker Road as well. Private cabs, non-metered auto rickshaws and state transport buses connect various centres of Chhattisgarh to Kanker.
Mata Kankali Mandir,
Govindpur, Kanker District, Chhattisgarh,
India, Pincode – 494334.
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 6AM to 9PM.