Navratri is one of the major festivals of Hindus, which is celebrated with great pomp throughout the country. On the occasion of Navratri, devotees of Goddess Durga observe fast for nine days and perform a lot of worship.
Also, during this time, devotees also visit the temples of Maa Durga. On this occasion of Navratri, today we are going to tell you about some special temples of Maa Durga located in India. These temples have their own special belief and all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled just by visiting these temples. Let us know about them-
Vaishno Devi Temple
This is one of the most sacred temples of India, where Hindu devotees come from all over the world. Located in Katra district of Jammu and Kashmir, this temple is crowded with pilgrims throughout the year. It is believed that Goddess Durga resides here inside a cave in the form of rocks. This temple is 13 kilometers uphill from Katra.
Tripura Sundari Temple
Tripura- from Hindu mythology According to this, the temple is built at the place where Sati right leg had fallen, this temple in North-East India
Udaipur city (formerly known as Rangamati) in the state Tripura was known as) is located in. Mother in this temple Kali is worshiped in the form of Soroshi.
Mangala Gauri Temple, Gaya (Bihar)
According to popular belief, the breast of Goddess Sati had fallen where the temple is today. This temple is one of the famous religious places of Gaya and sees a huge crowd of devotees during the Navratri festival.
Danteshwari Temple, Chhattisgarh
The famous Danteshwari Temple of Dantewada is situated in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. This temple, famous for its beautiful valleys, is quite old. It is believed that Sati’s tooth had fallen here, due to which the place was named Danteshwari.
Durga Temple, Varanasi
This temple is located in Ramnagar. It is believed that this temple was built by a Bengali queen in the 18th century.
This temple is built in the Nagara style of North Indian style of Indian architecture. There is a square shaped pond in this temple which is known as Durga Kund. This building is painted red with ocher extract.
The clothes of the goddess in the temple are also ochre-coloured. According to a belief, the idol installed in this temple was not made by man but this idol itself appeared, which came to protect the people from evil forces. Thousands of devotees visit this temple with devotion during Navratri and other festivals.
Shri Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur
Shri Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the various Shakti Peethas and is located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Whichever devotee comes here with his wish, that wish is fulfilled with the blessings of the mother. Being the wife of Lord Vishnu, this temple was named Mata Mahalakshmi.
Naina Devi Temple, Nainital
Naina Devi Temple is situated on the northern bank of Naini Lake in Nainital, this temple was destroyed by a landslide in 1880. Later it was rebuilt. Shakti form of Sati is worshiped here is performed. There are two eyes in the temple, which represent Naina Devi.