Shila Devi Ji Temple. Amer Fort

Shila Devi Ji Temple. Amer Fort

Rajasthan , Jaipur

Shrine: Shila devi

Inside the Amer fort, nestled in the lap of the green hills, is the temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. She is worshipped as Shila Mata in this shrine built by Maharaja Man Singh I in the late sixteenth to early 17th century. The temple is known for its grand celebrations during the Navaratras.

Origin: Built by Maharaja Man Singh I in the early 17th century

Legend

In the kingdom of Pratapaditya, after Maharaja Mansingh was defeated in war, he worshipped goddess Kali to please her and receive her blessings for victory. Kali  appeared in a dream and asked Maharaja to built a shrine for her in his capital. The idol of goddess was recovered from sea in the form of a Shila (Slab) from the eastern part of Bengal and it was brought to Amer. Hence the Goddess here is also called Shila Mata.

Architecture

The temple built according to the principles of Vastu Shastra, is extremely exquisite in its architecture with carved pillars, walls and panels. It is said that the temple construction took about ten years for completion. The entrance gate in silver has carvings of Mahavidyas on the left and the Navadurgas on the right.. The idol of Goddess is made of Shila or Stone Slab. It has an image of Lord Ganesha on the doorway that is carved from a single piece of coral.

Pic Courtesy : Wikipedia

Darsan Info

Temple timings:
Morning  : 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM    
Evening : 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM                          
During Rajbhog (10.30 AM to 11.00 AM), visitors are not allowed.

On the sixth day of Navratris, special prayers are offered to this goddess. Hundreds of thousands of people from Jaipur and surrounding areas come here to pay offerings to Shila Devi.

Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing.

Culture

Jaipur, the capital of Rajsthan is also known as the 'Pink city'. The beautiful palaces, forts, temples and other monuments make Jaipur a major tourist destination in India. It is also famous for its arts and handicrafts.

Language Spoken: Rajasthani

Location and Contact

Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan 302028

Ways to Reach

Jaipur, is the capital of Rajasthan and is well connected to all parts of the country by air, rail and road. The temple is 25kms from the Sangner sirport in Jaipur and 15 kms from the Jaipur railway station. Taxis and uses are easily available to Amer from Jaipur

Addition Info

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Climate

Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 27oC 38oC 27oC 30oC
Min-Temparture 7oC 19oC 21oC 10oC

Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular pujas and rituals. Aartis, bhog, shayan are performed daily.

Special Rituals

Recitation of Shri Durga Saptashati is a regular feature.

Pooja Timing

Temple timings:
Morning  : 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM    
Evening : 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM                          
During Rajbhog (10.30 AM to 11.00 AM), visitors are not allowed.

Festivals

April - Chaitra Navratra
October - Navratri





  • Near Bus Stand

  • Amer
  • Nearby Airport

  • Jaipur
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Jaipur
  • Taxi Stand

  • Yes

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