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.
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.
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...View more
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Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing.
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.
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
The priests perform regular pujas and rituals. Aartis, bhog, shayan are performed daily.