Kalika Mata Temple

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Kalika Mata Temple
Temple Address
Chittoor-Bengaluru Road, Janakarapalli, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh 517002
Temple overview

One of the most fascinating places in Chittorgarh is the Kalika Mata temple. This temple belongs to the 14thcentury. It said that the temple which is placed across Padmini Palace was originally a temple of the Sun God, This temple dedicated to Lord Bhadrakali. It was built in the 14th century and is made from the ruins of the 8th-century sun temple This temple was destroyed after the attack by Allaudin Khilji. Dedicated to Goddess Kali (one of the forms of Maa Durga), this temple is an architectural gem that belongs to the Pratihara times. Thus, this temple is not only a popular religious site but is also quite popular among tourists and art lovers who visit Chittorgarh. According to mythology, during Daksha’s Yagna (sacrifice) Shiva was the only god who was not invited. Sati could not bear the insult to her husband and she plunged into the sacrificial fire. Shiva was furious and carrying Sati’s body danced the Tandava or dance of destruction. All the gods in desperation requested Lord Vishnu to stop this destruction. So Vishnu using his weapon the Sudarshana Chakra cut Sati’s body into several pieces. Wherever a part of her body fell became a Shakti Peetha. At all the Shakti Peethas, the goddesses’ consort is Bhairava ( Shiva ). It is believed that in this Hindu temple Sati’s toe fell. This temple consists of three images of the Goddess. In this Indian temple, there is a separate shrine for Sadanandsha Pir, a Muslim saint who is worshipped by the local people. The temple complex is divided into two parts. The upper shrine is domed like a Muslim shrine. The ground floor contains the Kalika Mata shrine.

Temple Timings
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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