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Maula Kalika Mandir

Overview


Maula Kalika is a famous Hindu temple of Goddess Kalika in Gaindakot town of Nawalparasi district in Lumbini zone of Nepal. Maula Kalika is a very famous and growing tourist destination located in Gaindakot Municipality of Nepal.


About The Temple


Maula Kalika is a popular Hindu sanctuary of Goddess Kalika in Gaindakot town of Nawalparasi region in Lumbini zone of Nepal. Maula Kalika is an extremely well known and developing vacationer destination situated in Gaindakot Municipality of Nepal. Situated on the highest point of the Maula slope on the north of Narayani River (likewise called Gandaki River) in Gaindakot, Maula Kalika sanctuary is arranged 561 meter over the ocean level.Historically, it is said that in the sixteenth century the King of Palpa made a typical offering site (“Maula”) for the sake of goddess Kalika after which the name of the mountain (Maula slope) was determined.


Legend and Stories


Historically, it is said that in the 16th century the King of Palpa created a symbolic offering site ("Maula") in the name of goddess Kalika after which the name of the mountain (Maula hill) was derived. It is believed, in Hindu mythology that the Goddess Kali or Kalika also called Durga is the symbol of energy, power and new beginning. The temple has been renovated several times by the local people. The base area has been widened to adjust more visitors. The temple management has lately decided to stop sacrificing of the animals. Local people in Gaindakot have been worshiping at the Maula Kalika for many centuries before it got widespread popularity quite recently. The current temple was built in the early 1990s.

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Maula Kalika every year from Nepal and neighboring countries. Dashain or Dussera festival in September–October and in March–April are peak seasons when goddess Kalika or Kali (also called Nav Durga, the 9 different incarnation of Goddess Kalika) is worshiped during these festive season. Former President of Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, former King/Princes and High Ranking Government Officials including Finance Minister Ram Saran Mahat of Nepal have visited the temple. World famous Yoga guru Baba Ramdev from India visited the temple in 2011. Nepal's First women president Shrimati Bidhya Devi Bhandari visited the temple on 20 April, 2016 and inaugurated the temples residential facilities.


Accessibility


The closest domestic airport is Bharatpur Airport, where daily flights are available to and from Kathmandu and Pokhara. There is no railway system in Nepal. It's a 5-hour drive from the capital city Kathmandu.


Temple Address


Maula Kalika Mandir,
Gaindakott,
Nawalparasi Lumbini,
Nepal.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Protection from evil
  • Salvation
  • Destruction of ego
  • Liberation
Shlokas

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.

Timings

Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.

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