The Kalika Devi Temple, devoted to Goddess Kali, is a well-known sanctuary arranged in South India. This sanctuary is situated in a little town Sirsangi arranged in the Belgaum locale in Karnataka.
About The Temple
Sirsangi is a place which is conspicuous in Karnataka and this is because of the different landmarks and sanctuaries arranged in and around this little town. Prior this place was known as Pirising however later amid the Medieval Era, the name was changed as Hirisingi.
Legend and Stories
The sanctuary of Shri Kalika Devi in Sirsangi is of legendary centrality as its name is specified in numerous Hindu mythologies. One such myth says that a holy person by the name of Vrusya Sanga was included in compensation in Vrusya Sanga Tapovan, which is presently where the sanctuary of Shri Kalika Devi exists. Be that as it may, evil presences like Narundasur (Naragunda), Bettasura (Betasur) and Nalundasur (Navalagund) irritated his meditation. At that point the Goddesses Chikkumbasura (Chikkumbi) and Hirekumbasura (Hirekumbi) murdered these evil presences paying attention to the supplications of the plain Vrusya Sanga. The Goddesses later settled down here and consequently the sanctuary of Shri Kalika Devi was raised in Sirsangi.
Ugadi is one of the significant celebrations celebrated by Vishwakarmas of this area. The Vishwakarma Samaj Vikas Samsthe sorts out religious and social projects on the Amavasya (Half-moon Day). Devotees offer wheat developed in their fields to the goddess. The renowned "Butti" custom is performed amid the early hours of the Padyami. Halegodi Amavasya is commended by Ugadi Amavasya. This is stupendously celebrated on Chatti Amavasya consistently.
How to Reach Shri Kalika Devi Temple
The nearest airport is Belgaum which is around 100 km and Hubli around 72 km from Shri Kalika Devi Temple at Sirsangi.
The nearest railway station is situated at Hubli. There are daily trains which connect Hubli to other spots in Karnataka.
The Kalika Devi temple at Sirsangi is 62 km from Dharwad and is on the Dharwad–Bijapur route. It is around 2 km from the bus stand at Sirsangi.
Shri Kalika Devi Temple,
Sirsangi Thaluk Balgaum Dist.,
Saundatti, Belgaum, Karnataka - 591126
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To get rid of evil effects
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 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.