Pavagadh Mahakali mandir darshan and arati
Pavagadh Mahakali mandir darshan and arati | પાવાગઢ મહાકાળી મંદિર લાઈવ દર્શન અને આરતી | Shree Mahakali Temple Pavagadh |kalika mata mandir pavagadh | કાળકા માતાનું મંદિર પાવાગઢ
Pavagadh, a scenic mountain in Halol taluka of Panchmahal district, is considered as sacred Shakti Peetha, religious pilgrimage and natural beauty of the Gujarat State. On the highest peak of this scenic mountain, resides the shakti swarup Jagatajanani Maa Kalika, a huge number of devotees visits there and are feel blessed by seeing the Maa Mahakali.
History of the temple
Pavagadh temple has a controversial history as 15th-century king Sultan Mahmud Begda, who ruled Champaner, where the temple is located, is said to have destroyed the "shikhar" or spire of the temple.
During that time a shrine "Sadanshah Pir Dargah" was said to have been built in the 11th-century temple complex.
A lore goes that Sadanshah Peer, originally a Hindu fakir who embraced Islam to be part of Mahmud Begda’s court after he established his Sultanate in Gujarat and captured Pavagadh, played a key role in saving the temple from being destroyed
How to reach Kalika Mata Temple:
Kalika Mata Temple is located near Halol, Gujarat. You can visit here when you are visiting Gujarat or nearby areas of Vadodara city. The temple can be easily reached by ropeway or stairs. It takes about an hour by steps and a maximum of 15 minutes by ropeway. It is situated on a rock in the midst of a dense forest. The view from the ropeway is breathtaking.
Pavagadh Mandir Timings
Pavagadh Mandir opens from 5.00 a.m. in the morning to 7.00 p.m. in the evening. Morning Aarti timing is 5.00 AM. Evening Aarti timing is 6.30 PM.
- Saturday 05:30 AM to 06:45 PM
- Sunday 05:30 AM to 06:45 PM
- Monday 05:30 AM to 06:45 PM
- Tuesday 05:30 AM to 06:45 PM
- Wednesday 05:30 AM to 06:45 PM
- Thursday 05:30 AM to 06:45 PM
- Friday 05:30 AM to 06:45 PM
About The Location: At the summit of Pavagadh hill, 800 m above sea level, is the temple to Mother Kali, which is the oldest in the area, dating from the 10th-11th centuries. Hindu pilgrims were coming to visit this temple from long before the development of Champaner as a major city, and they continued for hundreds of years after its decline, right up to the present day. To reach the temple at the summit is about a 5 km walk along a jungle footpath to the top of the hill; otherwise, there is a cable car that will haul you to the summit from about the midway point, which is the last place accessible by road. The temple has large fortifications and an open chowk in front, with two altars for sacrifices, and an array of lights for special occasions. The idol of Kalika Mata in the inner sanctum is only the head, the mukhwato, painted in red. Also present are full idols of Mahakali and the yantras of Bahuchara. The temple is open from very early to quite late, to accommodate pilgrims arriving at all hours. The Machi Haveli is a rest house available for pilgrims.