Kali Devi Temple

Kali Devi Temple

Punjab, Patiala

Shrine: Kali devi

Situated opposite Baradari garden on the Mall Road of Patiala City is Shri Kali Mata Temple. This shrine was built in 1936 by the ruler of the Patiala, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh who financed the building as well as oversaw the installation there. He brought the idol of Goddess Kali & Paawan Jyoti from Bengal to Patiala. He also offered the first sacrifice of a water buffalo to the temple of Kali in Patiala. This large complex attracts devotees, both Hindu and Sikh, from distant places.

Origin: It was built by the Maharaja of Patiala in 1936.

Legend

The great Patiala maharajas were great promoters of art and culture, and built many temples in the region. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh who ruled from 1900 to 1938, is said to have been inspired by the Kali temple in Bengal. He brought a 6ft statue and the sacred flame from Bengal to Patiala, and erected the shrine of Kali Mata.

Architecture

The temple is built along the lines of architecture of the Patiala rulers. The white and red round dome has the temple's red flag flying atop. The walls of the temple have beautiful mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics and mythology.  The sanctum has  walls that are gold plated. Inside the sanctum is the 6ft tall idol of Mata Kali She is dressed in red robes, decked with a crown and flower garlands. An older temple to Raj Rajeshwari also stands in the middle of the temple complex.

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Darsan Info

Temple timings :                                             
5.00 AM to 9:30 PM (during summer)          
5.00 AM to 9.00 PM (during winter).                 
The shrine is opened for an additional half an hour during the night on Saturdays.
Saturday is a special day at the temple. Huge crowds gather on Saturdays for the dasrhan to Kali Mata

Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire

Culture

Patiala is associated with cultural beauty and elegance, with the royals being considered cultural and political icons of the place.. The architecture of the city reflects their love for local traditions and arts. Patiala has many sporting venues and the city has facilities for cricket, swimming, shooting, skating and hockey.

Language Spoken: Punjabi

Location and Contact

Manjit Nagar, Sidhu Colony, Patiala, Punjab 147001

Contact Number : +91 1752311324

Ways to Reach

Patiala is one of the famous cities of Punjab and well connected to other parts of the country.                                                        
By air- Nearest airport is Chandigarh which is a major international airport. Chandigarh is 60 kms from Patiala.                                    
By rail- Rajpura Railway Junction is 25 kms from Patiala. Ambala junction, a major railway head of the area is 60 kms fromPatiala.                                                      
By road - Patiala is well connected by road to Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala etc. Taxis and buses are available on these routes.

Additional Info

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Climate

Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 22.5oC 37oC 34.6oC 26.6oC
Min-Temparture 7oC 20oC 25oC 9.3oC

Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular puja and rituals to the deity. Aartis are performed to the Goddess

Special Rituals

The shrine has a sacrificial altar in the form of a small tank where people come and offer alcohol to pray for getting their loved ones de-addicted. On an average around 60,000 bottles of alcohol are offered during the 10 day festival of Navratra.

Pooja Timing

Temple timings :                                             
5.00 AM to 9:30 PM (during summer)          
5.00 AM to 9.00 PM (during winter).                 
The shrine is opened for an additional half an hour during the night on Saturdays.

Regular Offerings

Mustard oil, dal (lentil), sweets, coconuts, bangles and chunnis. Devotees also offer liquor to the deity. Sacrifice of goats and roosters are also done here.

Festivals

October - Navrathri





  • Near Bus Stand

  • Patiala
  • Nearby Airport

  • Chandigarh
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Rajpura, Ambala
  • Taxi Stand

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