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Kali Devi Temple

The Kali Devi Temple was constructed under the rule of the Patiala State Maharaja Bhupinder Singh who was the one who did the financing for the installation of the Mata Kali Devi Temple in the year 1936. He was the one ruling over the princely state of Patiala from the year 1900 to 1938. This temple is now called as a national monument due to its beauty and impact on the visitors. The ruler wanted to make this temple and get the statue of Mother Kali and Paawan Jyoti of 6-ft height from Bengal to Patiala. Hindu and Sikh flock this temple in huge numbers from faraway places. Also the temple Raj Rajeshwari is situated right in between the temple’s complex. At this temple, the devotees offer sweets, daal, bangles, coconut, chunnis, goats, hens and liquor to the Mother Kali. As per the records, more than 60,000 bottles of liquor are offered by the devotees during the time of Navratra after which the liquor is put into the ‘sharab kund’ that is made on the temple premises. It is said that the devotees gets the kind blessing of Maa is someone wishes someone with a pure heart and soul. One can see those beautiful mural paintings and sceneries on the walls of the temple depicting the Hindu mythology and the beauty of this monument is such that it is now called as the national monument in the records.


This masterpiece is just opposite to the Baradari Garden at the Mall Road, Patiala City in Punjab. This huge temple is actually a masterpiece and an architectural beauty which was constructed by the royal family of Patiala, Punjab. This temple is the most apt landmark in the city and attracts many devotees all round.


This temple is an ancient significant landmark where thousands of devotees visit this temple to get the blessings from the deity. This calm and tranquil location is far from the noise and bustles of the city and can get the needed calmness and solace at the temple premises. The traditional rituals and customs is what pulls most of the devotees to this temple and all the age old traditions are followed in this temple without fail which is what makes it more famous and a must visit ancient monument. The modern India and the people can learn the most about Hindu mythology by just looking at the walls of the temple.

How to Reach

One can take the New-Delhi Bhatinda Inter City Express or till Ambala the Shatabdi Express and then take a taxi to go till Patiala if any one plans to travel by rail.

The distance from Patiala to Delhi is 250 km and the National Highway 1 leads straight to the Patiala City. The drive to Patiala from Chandigarh via Zirakpur and Rajpura is also a comfortable drive with good roads and the journey via Ambala Cantt takes about 5 to 5 ½ hours.

There is no international or domestic airport in Patiala City and Amritsar and Delhi are the closest airports from Patiala. The distance from Patiala to Indira Gandhi International Airport is 250 km and the distance from International Airport Amritsar to Patiala is close to 235 km. The domestic airport in Chandigarh is at a distance of 70 km from Patiala and one can see the flights on the website of the airlines.

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