KALKA JI TEMPLE HISTORY
Many historical episodes are also associated with this temple. In 1737, under the rule of the then Mughal emperor Mohammad Shah, this temple was briefly occupied by the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao (I). In 1737, when the Peshwa attacked strongly to capture Delhi, Shah immediately sent two troops to stop him, led by Saadat Khan and Mir Bakshi respectively.
The plan was that the troops would encircle the Peshwa group between Mathura-Vrindavan, but the Peshwa’s army traveled before they reached there. Increasingly, the Peshwa occupied the Kalkaji temple outside Delhi and encamped. Shah’s sent troops followed the Kalkaji temple.
The Peshwa with his army moved towards the forest of Talkatora (Garden). Bajirao’s dream of grabbing Delhi was not fulfilled. Yes, he did special damage to 700 Mughal soldiers and infantry. Similarly, in 1805 Jaswant Rao Holkar also camped in the courtyard of the Kalkaji temple, attacking Delhi. Even during the Ghadar of 1857 and the Indo-Pak partition of 1947, this temple was the active center of the activities of the Hindus.
Kalkaji Temple Story
Millions of years ago, two huge demons began to trouble God living in the neighborhood of the temple and as a result he complained to Brahma, the creator of the universe. But Brahma ji refused to come in the middle and asked him to go to Maa Parvati.
Then Kaushaki Devi emerged from the face of Maa Parvati, who attacked and killed those two demons, but as soon as the blood of those two demons fell on the happy earth, thousands of demons became alive in life and despite various obstacles, Kaushaki Devi fought. doing.
Maa Parvati felt pity on all this and as a result mother Kali Devi came out of Kaushaki Devi’s eyebrow, whose lower lips were touching the lower hills and the upper lips were touching the sky. As soon as he came, he took the blood of the dead Danavas and conquered the enemies. After this, Maa Kali Devi made that place her residence and since then she was worshiped as the main goddess of that place.
It is believed that Goddess Kalkaji is happy to pray and gives a boon. For years, Goddess Kalkaji fulfills the wishes of her devotees while staying there. This goddess was worshiped by Lord Krishna and the Pandavas during the Mahabharata.
Even today, along with Utsavo, Goddess Kali is worshiped daily in the Kalkaji temple. Every day the idol of Goddess Kali is consecrated with milk. Aarti is performed at 6 am and 7:30 pm after Abhishek. This puja is performed only by the temple priests.
Everyday thousands of devotees come here to see Goddess and take blessings of Maa Kalika Devi. At the time of Navratri, the number of devotees reaches from thousands to lakhs.
The temple is kept open from morning to late night for tourists. Tourists can also enjoy the captivating atmosphere surrounding the temple.