Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari Temple located in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore is without doubt one of the outstanding temples of Bangalore. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kalika Durga Parameshwari. The supreme Goddess is worshiped in this temple as the perfect incarnation of Sri Durga Parameshwari. A mere glimpse of this divine mother is sufficient to chase away any ill effects for the thronging devotees and lead in happiness and prosperity in their lives. The Gateway Tower (Gopura) of the temple stands out as the sheer height, this is 108 feet tall. The Temple complex of Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari temple additionally houses the shrines of Lord Mahaganapathy, Lord Nartaka Krishna, Lord Subramanya Swamy, and Lord Narasimha Swamy in a single cluster. The other deities include Goddess Vijaya Durga, Lord Saneeshwara, Navagrahas (9 planets) and Goddess Navadurga, all housed in independent sanctum sanctorums.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For happiness
- For prosperity
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.