Sri Shila Devi Temple is located at Devisinghpura Amer fort at the Jaipur district of Rajasthan, India. The temple is primarily dedicated to goddess Shakti.
About the Temple
During the later part of the sixteenth century, Maharaja Mansingh is believed to have brought the statue of the goddess Shila Mata from the eastern part of Bengal. Maharaja Mansingh was once defeated by King Kedar of Pratapaditya Kingdom. Saddened by the humiliating defeat, Maharaja Mansingh is said to have worshipped Goddess Kali, seeking her blessings to taste victory in war.
Apparently, goddess Kali had appeared in the dreams of the Maharaj one day to grant his wish. She had also obtained a promise from the Maharaja that he would establish her shrine in his capital. Hence, the Devi's idol was recovered from the sea in the form of a Shila (Slab). On bringing this Shila to Amer, it was cleaned and washed, when the present idol appeared. Thus the Devi here is fondly called the Shila Mata to the present day. Followers of Goddess Shakti visit this temple in large numbers seeking the blessings of the ultimate goddess Durga (Parvathi).
The temple's architecture is quite noteworthy. It has been built in adherence to various vastu sastra (architectural norms) and houses well crafted pillars and walls. Scenes from Puranas are depicted in the panels, with floral designs and other sculptures are carved in the temple walls.
The temple is built within the Amer fort which is nestled amidst greenery, on top of a hill. The atmosphere around the temple is peaceful and serene. The surrounding hills of Amer reverberates with the divine drum beats when special Pooja is offered to the Goddess.
The nine day festival of Navrathri assumes greater significance in this hill Shrine. Special poojas and archanas are offered to the goddess on auspicious occasions.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
Worship rituals pertaining to the Shakthi cult performed here. Recitation of Shri Durga Saptashati is also a regular feature. This religious extract from the Markandeya Purana gives an account of Shri Durga's prowess, her wars against demons and her veneration by all gods.
How To Reach Shila Devi Ji Temple
Nearest airport is Jaipur Sanganer airport.
The nearest railway station is Jaipur railway station.
The nearest Bus stop is Devisinghpura bus stop.
Shila Devi Ji Temple,
Jaipur, Rajasthan - 302028.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations again and again to the Devi who resides in the name of Vishnu's maya in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Chetanetyaabhi Dheeyate Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as consciousness in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Nidraa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as sleep in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Kshudhaa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as hunger in all beings.
The temple is open in Morning from 6.00 am to 12.00 pm and in evening 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm