Kalka Temple Analysis

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Description about the temple Kalka Devi Temple is a popular and highly revered shrine of Delhi, the capital city of India. This temple is situated on Kalkaji Mandir (Delhi Metro) in the southern part of Delhi, India, in Kalkaji, a locality that has derived its name from the temple and is close to the famous Lotus Temple and ISKCON Temple. The temple is dedicated to Kalka Devi, one of the incarnations of Goddess Shakti (Durga). This is also called 'Jayanti Peetha ' or 'Manokamna Siddha Peetha ' which literally means that all the desires of the devotees are fulfilled here by the Deity Goddess Kalika who has taken this temple as her abode. The general belief is that the image of the Goddess Kalka here is a self-manifested one, and that the shrine dates back to Satya Yuga when the Goddess Kalika had incarnated and killed the demon Raktabija along with other giant demons. The temple is…show more content…
Ever since, the Goddess took this holy place as her abode and has been fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Temple Festivals Devotees attend the Kalkaji temple throughout the year, but on religious occasions, Kalka Devi temple is thronged by innumerable devotees that come to have a glimpse of the Goddess. It is regarded that Kalka Devi fulfills all the legible wishes of her true devotees. During the time of 'Navratris ' (Mar-Apr / Sep-Oct), thousands of devotees come for the 'darshan ' of the deity. For the period of nine days, a huge fair is organized in the vicinity of the temple. Special Rituals/ Prarthana performed in temple There is a ritual to bath the idol of Kalka Devi two times with milk before Aarti (worship) everyday in morning and evening. This, in turn, is followed by hymn recitation. Offerings can be purchased just before the entrance of the

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