Kalka Mandir, Delhi Overview

Also known as the Kalkaji temple, this Hindu mandir is located in the southern part of Delhi. The Kalka Mandir is dedicated to goddess Kali who symbolizes power and is a destroyer of evil. Mythology believed that Kali Mata was born at the same place as where this temple currently stands. It is also believed that during the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna and the Pandavas also worshipped Kali at this very temple. The temple has its maximum visitors during the nine days of the Navratri festival, usually in the month of October.

The celebrations start with the devotees offering a milk bath to the idol after which a grand tantric Aarti is held in the morning and the evening. In addition to this, the pilgrims also recite hymns and prayers in order to celebrate this auspicious festival of Navratri. This temple not only attracts pilgrims and devotees but also tourists as it shows ancient Indian values and traditions.

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