Top 12 Most Popular Durga Temples in India

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India is home to infinite temples of God and Goddess, Maa Durga is the prime deity among them. There are many famous temples of Durga Maa are situated at different parts of the country along with popular 51 Sakti peets. Apart from the 10 Famous Hill Temples of Goddess Durga here are the list of few more Maa Durga temples of India. The other famous Durga temples are Kateel Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Baliharachandi, Maa Chintpurni Devi,Vijaya Durga Devi Temple Hyderabad,Kalika ji and Bijasan mata. जय माता दी!

10 Famous Hill Top Temples of Goddess Durga

Naina Devi Temple, Bilaspur 


Naina Devi temple is a hill top temple situated in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. The hill top temple is dedicated to Maa Naina Devi, one of the form of Maa Shakti and also considered as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. Naina Devi temple is build where the eyes of Mata Sati’s fell, The sight is a holy place for Hindu’s.

Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati


The Kamakhya Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeth temple situated on the hills of Nilachal in the Guwahati city of Assam. Kamakhya Temple is dedicated to Kamakhya Devi another form of Mother Goddess and the temple is one of major centre for Tantric. Ambubachi Mela is the major festival celebrated during the monsoon season along with Durga Puja in Navaratri.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata


The Dakshineswar Kali Temple is most famous temple of Goddess Kali situated on the bank of Hooghly River in Dakshineswar near Kolkata,West Bengal. Dakshineswar Temple is dedicated to Maa Bhavatarini, one of the aspect of Goddess Kali. Temple is visited by thousands of devotees every day and by millions of devotees during the Durga Puja festival,The world famous festival of Kolkata.

Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner


The world famous Karni Mata temple is located in at Deshnoke, Rajasthan. Karni Mata is worshipped as one of the incarnation of the goddess Durga by her followers and the temple is well famous for thousands of holy rats. Karni Mata Temple is also known as temple of rats in India and the rats are sacred and given protection.

Danteshwari Temple Dantewada 

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The Danteshwari Temple is situated in Dantewada town in the state of Chhattisgarh. Danteshwari Devi is one of the form of Mother Goddess and is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas shrines of Maa Shakti. Danteshwari Temple is build over the sight where tooth of Sati fell. During the Dusshera festival only, the idol of Danteshwari Devi is taken around the city and thousands of tribes from jungle or nearby villages gather to pay homage to the Goddess Danteshwari. Bastar Dussehra festival is one of famous tourist attraction of Chhattisgarh state.

Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur 


The Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas,located in the city Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Mahalaxmi Temple idol is made of precious black stone with 3 feet in height and weighing about 40 Kgs. Kirnotsav festival is one of the most famous celebrations, when the sun rays touch the feet of the deity at the time of sunset on 31 January & 9 November.

Ambaji Temple, Banaskantha


The Ambaji Mata Temple is situated in Banaskantha district of Gujarat near to famous hill station Mount Abu. Ambaji Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas and one of the important Hindu temple. The temple is dedicated to the mother Goddess Amba mata and famous religious place in Gujarat. Ambaji maa temple is one of holiest shrines and a major Shakti peeth of India.

Sirsangi Kalika Temple, Belgaum 


The Shri Kalika Devi Temple is situated in the valleys of Belgaum district in Karnataka and dedicated to Maa Kali. The temple of Shri Kalika Devi is a popular holy shrine of Goddess Kali in Karnataka state. Durga temple in aihole is another famous temple of Goddess Durga in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. There are many Kalika Temple situated in different regions of India Kalka Mandir of Delhi, Maha Kali Mandir in Jammu & Kashmir, Kalika Mata Temple Rajasthan and Mahamaya Kalika devi Temple, Goa.

Durga Mandir, Varanasi 


The famous Durga Temple of Varanasi also known as Monkey Temple is located in the southern part of city in Ramnagar of Banaras,Uttar Pradesh, Durga Mandir is dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga and attracts thousands of devotees everyday. There is another temple in Varanasi on the band of holy river Gange known as Brahmacharini Durga Temple.

Bhagavathi Amman Temple, Kanyuakumari 

The Bhagavathi Amman temple is situated at kanyuakumari in Tamil Nadu state. Bhagavthy Amman temple is dedicated to the Devi Kanya Kumari, the virgin goddess and the aspect of Devi. Temple Of Goddess Bhagavathi is situated at the of the confluence of three oceans the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Patteeswaram Durga Temple is another popular temple situated in the Kumbakonam in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Chakkulathukavu Temple, Alappuzha 

Chakkulathukavu Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, situated in Alappuzha District, Kerala.The famous Chakkulathukavu Temple is one of the 108 Durga temples created by Lord Parasurama and one of the most popular temples in the state. Goddess Bhagawathi is popular deities over all South Indian states and Kerala is most popular pilgrim center of the region.

JwalaJi Devi Temple, Kangra 


The famous Jwalamukhi Devi temple is situated in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The one Jwalamukhi temple is among the 51 Shakti Peethas and also one of the most renowned temples of Goddess Durga in India. The Goddess is known as Jwala Ji, as always a set of flames burning off from the place.

Famous Hill Top Temples of Goddess Durga such as Vaishno devi, Sharda mata maihar and Kanaka Durga temple are not included here, Please share your comments and information about the other temples of Maa Durga. जय माता दी!


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