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Mata Kalka Devi Temple

The Mata Kalka Ji temple is located in the south of Delhi’s kalkaji area. The locality inherits the name from the temple. It is the opposite side of the Nehru place shopping complex. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kali, an incarnation of goddess Durga. It is believed that the idol of Maa Kalka here is a self-manifested one. The nearest metro station is Kalka Ji metro station. The temple is ancient and quite famous among its devotees. The temple is close to Lotus temple and Nehru place.

About Kalka Ji Temple

The Kalkaji temple Delhi is an ancient Hindu temple situated in the Kalka Ji area of south Delhi. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Kali, an incarnation of goddess Durga. It is one of the most famous Hindu temples in Delhi.

As per the beliefs, the Kalkaji Mandir Delhi is more than 3000-years old. The accreditation about this temple that it is built in the Satyuga and Pandavas came to this temple and worshipped here.

In the modern era, the oldest part of the temple is built by the Marathas in the 18th century and again rebuilt by the Raja Kidar Nath, Peshkaar of Mughal emperor Akbar. In the 20th century, the modern mandir had constructed by the merchants of Delhi.

The modern temple is 12 side structure and all the temple is carved with the white marvel and balck pumice stone. The black pumice stone is dedicated to the Goddess Kali. There are many Dharmshalas around the temple where visitors can stay at night.

Structure Of Kalka Ji Temple

The kalkaji temple is located on the small hilltop in the Kalka Ji area. The oldest part was built in the era of Marathas. But the modern temple was rebuilt by the merchants of the Delhi. The temple complex is a simple structure with hardly any ostentation.

The temple is surrounded by the pyramidal tower. The main shrine is 12 side structure with a doorway on each side, is paved with marble and is surrounded by a verandah 8’9″ wide and contains 36 arched openings or exterior doorways. In the middle of the arcade, there is two sculpture of tigers, which are sitting on the ground.

Festivals At Kalka Ji Temple

Chaitra Navratri and Vasant Navratri are two major festivals celebrated by the Kalkaji temple Delhi.

There are many other festivals that are celebrated in Maa Kalka Mandir.

There are festivals like Diwali, Holi, Mahashivratri, Purnima festival, Vijaydashmi, Durga Puja followed by Mahashashthi, Mahasaptami, Mahaashthami, and Mahanavami

Daily Rituals

The temple priest performs a regular ritual which starts form the bathing of the Maa Kalkaji idol. This ritual called Mata Snanam. These Pujas are specially performed by the temple priests.

There are four clans of Thulas known as the Brahmin and one clan of Jogis or mahant. The atmosphere around the temple is airy and bright with lights all night. Devotees also try to meditate there and a tantric aarti is held in the evening.

There are many shops nearby the temple where the devotee can but the offerings. There are various types of offerings at the shops.

Opening & Closing Timing of Kalka Mandir

Kalkaji Mandir Timings:-The temple opened for visitors every morning at 04:00 a.m. and close 11:30 p.m. The temple remains close during the afternoon ( 11:30 a.m to 12:00 pm and 03:00 p.m to 04:00 p.m)The temple remains close on every Monday.

Kalkaji Temple Pooja Timing

Morning Prayers 06:00 am to 7:30 am (winter) 05:00 am to 6:30 am (summer)
Evening Prayer 06:30 am to 08:00 pm (winter) 07:00 am to 08:30 pm (summer)

Kalka ji Temple Location

The Kalka devi mandir is located on the small hill top at the Kalka ji area of south delhi. The locality “kalka Ji” inherit its name from the temple. The nearest metro station is Kalka ji metro station.

Tickets For Entry

Entry in Kalika Mandir Delhi complex is absolutely free.

How To Reach Kalkaji Temple, Delhi

From Delhi Airport

Delhi is well connected with national or international flights. You can pick the metro from the airport metro station and reach Kalka Ji metro station. From here you can walk for 2 minutes to reach Shri Kalkaji Mandir.

From Delhi Railway Station

Delhi has three major railway stations. From Delhi Railway Station you can pick metro or public transport and reach Maa KalkaJi Temple.

From Delhi Interstate Bus Station

Delhi is well connected by roads. You can reach the Interstate Bus terminal (ISBT). From here you can pick buses or metro to reach the Kalka Ji Temple

Do’s & Don’ts

Things To Do

  • The temple is ancient so please wear decent clothes.
  • You can join the morning and the evening aarti at the Kalka Ji Temple.

Things Not To Do

  • Any irrelevant activity during your visit.
  • Do not spit anywhere in the complex and any luggage also not allowed in the temple.
  • Photography is strictly prohibited in the prayer hall.

Mata Kalkaji Temple Famous For

The temple is dedicated to the Maa Kali. It is only the Sidh Peeth of Maa kali in the Delhi. Maa kali said to be the incarnation of the Maa Durga.

It is believed that during the Mahabharata Pandavas came here to worshipped the Maa Kali. It is also called Jayanti Petha or Manokamna Petha Sidhi Peth.

The visitors also came here for the Mundan rituals(Bal utran). It is one of the most famous temples among visitors. Devotees attend this temple throughout the year but it is more crowded during Navratras.

The peak point is during the Navratri festival when the temple is blooming with celebrations. During the Navratris, the temple remains overcrowded. The endless lines of the devotees show how this temple is famous.

Kalka Ji Temple, Delhi Committee

The Kalka Devi Mandir is managed by the Shri Kalka Ji Mandir Prabhandak Sudhar Committee (Regd.) The Committee has several members who contribute to run this temple.


  • What is the best time to visit Kalka Ji temple?

    You can visit the temple throughout the year. You can join the morning Aarti or evening Aarti.

  • Is Metro available for the temple?

    Yes, the nearest metro station is Kalka Ji metro station.

  • Is other public transport available for the temple?

    Yes, you can reach by public transport.

  • Is Parking Facilities available for Visitors?

    Yes, the parking facility available for the visitors.

  • In which city the Kalka Ji temple is located?

    The Kalka Ji temple is located in the Kalka Ji area of the south Delhi.

  • Is Photography permitted in the temple complex?

    Yes, Photography is permitted in the temple complex but you can’t take a photo in the prayer hall.

  • What is the entry fee for Kalka Ji Temple?

    There is no entry fee for Kalka Ji temple.

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