Famous Mata temples in India:
Major centers of folk faith offering darshan of Mata Rani:
India is recognized in the world as the origin of religious beliefs. The history of world famous Mata temples in India is very old and supernatural. If we talk about the temples of Durga Maa, then whether it is Chaitra Navratri or Shardiya Navratri, lakhs of devotees keep gathering in these temples. Thousands of people visit these temples every day to seek vows. And whoever prays with a sincere heart, Mata Rani never lets those devotees leave her house empty handed.
Come, visit this holy places and get the blessings of Mother Rani through this article.
1. Naina Devi Temple, Nainital:
- Located on the northern bank of the Naina Lake, the Nainadevi Temple is just 2 km away from the Nainital main bus stand where the Shakti form of Mata Sati is worshipped.
- This temple has two eyes as a reflection of Naina Devi. It is believed that seeing the Goddess in this temple cures eye problems.
- Large number of devotees come here for darshan and keep their wishes in front of the mother.
- The form of Mother Goddess present in this temple is considered to be the form of Goddess Parvati, That is why she is also called as Nanda Devi.
- A huge fair is organized at this divine place on the day of Ashtami which continues for eight whole days. In which thousands of people come to participate.
2. Jwala Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh;
- One of the 51 Shaktipeeths, ‘Jwala Devi Temple’ in the form of Shaktipeeth is situated amidst the Kalidhar hills located in the Kangra district of Himachal.
- The places where the parts of Mother Sati fell after being cut from the wheel of Lord Vishnu are called Shaktipeeths.
- It is mentioned in the scriptures that the half-burnt tongue of Mother Sati had fallen at this place.
- There is no idol present in the divine abode of Maa Jwalamukhi, one of the Shaktipeeths that provide happiness and prosperity.
- Rather, the fire which is continuously ignited here is considered to be the manifestation of Mother Jwaladevi. People have tremendous faith in this holy Shaktipeeth
3.Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata
- Maa Dakshineswar Kali Temple built in an area of 25 acres is a famous temple of Kolkata.
- Praising Maa Kali in this Kali temple situated on the banks of river Hooghly fulfills all the wishes of the devotee.
- It is believed that when Lord Vishnu had cut the body of Mother Sati into pieces with his chakra, some fingers of her right foot had fallen at this place.
- This place is one of the largest and famous places in the world for people who believe in the divine form of Kali Maa.
- That’s why people come here from every corner of the country. Standing in long queues for hours, they wait for the darshan of the Mother Goddess.
4.Kamakhya Shaktipeeth Guwahati, Assam;
- Kamakhya Shaktipeeth is built on the Nilanchal mountain, 8 km from Guwahati, near Dispur, the capital of Assam.
- It is said to be the best among all the Shaktipeeths of Mother. This Shaktipeeth is famous for Tantra Sadhana.
- It is said that the vaginal part of Mother Sati had fallen here.
- Here the goddess’s vagina is worshipped.
- The devotees who visit and worship the rock here, they get the grace and salvation of Mother Bhagwati.
5.Ambaji Temple, Gujarat:
- It is believed that this famous temple is about 1200 years old temple which is situated on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border.
- White marble adds to the beauty of this temple even more. 358 golden urns adorn the summit of this temple.
- The height of this peak is 103 feet. One of the Shaktipeeths of Mother, this Shaktipeeth has immense reverence by the devotees.
- In the sanctum sanctorum of this temple, the Shri-Yantra of the mother has been installed in place of the idol.
- Seeing which you get the good fortune of having a direct darshan of the Mother Goddess.
- The atmosphere becomes even more devotional and powerful, especially during Navratri.
6. Danteshwari Temple, Chhattisgarh:
- Dantewada, an ancient temple located in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, is a famous center of folk faith.
- It is believed that the tooth of Mother Sati had fallen at this place. Hence the name of this area was named Dantewada.
- The black colored idol of the Mother Goddess in this temple gives a supernatural feeling.
- In her six arms, the goddess holds a conch shell, a khadga, a trident in her right hand and a ghati, padha and a demon’s hair in her left hand.
- Here the footprints of Goddess Mayya are also enshrined.
- South Indian architecture has been used in the construction of this temple.
7. Durga Temple, Varanasi:
- The Durga temple located in Ramnagar is carved in the Nagra style of Indian architecture.
- In which a pond is situated which is square in shape. This pond is called Durgakund in which there is a grand and huge temple of Mother Durga.
- It is believed that the divine idol has manifested itself here.
- The importance of this holy place becomes even more special during Navratri. Maa Kushmanda is worshiped on the fourth day of Shardiya Navratri.
During this, the temple is decorated in such a way that its grandeur increases even more. When the lighting around the temple twinkles at night, a wonderful sight is reflected before the eyes.
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