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Kalka Ji Temple

Kalka Ji Temple

Kalkaji Temple also known as Kalkaji Mandir is a legendary temple, is a tribute to Kalka Devi or Kali, one of the incarnations of Goddess Durga. The temple is perhaps one of the most visited religious places.

The Temple is located near the Okhla industrial estate just in front of the famous Lotus temple, beyond the commercial complex of Nehru Place in South Delhi. The temple is twelve-sided and its origin dates back to the year 1734.

According to the beliefs, in 1738, the Maratha rulers looted the temple but were defeated by the Mughals in the battle of Talkatora. In around mid of the 19th century, Raja Kedarnath, the treasurer of Emperor Akbar made some changes and additions were made to the temple.

The building is simple, having an inn in the backyards of the structure, is known by a name of Kali Dharamshala. Till today, the temple holds a contemporary look.

The main rituals of the temple in order to offer prayers to the Goddess Kali are offering and bathing the idol with milk, which is followed by an Aarti in the evening and thereafter a hymn is recited.

Still, the temple holds a very modern and contemporary look. The temple has a special charm especially during the period of Navratras, which lasts for almost nine days. At that, point in time, a huge fair is held at the very Kalkaji Temple and is attended by thousands of devotees. It is also believed that during the reign of Yudhishthir, even the Pandavas and Kauravas had visited and worshiped at this temple.

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