Pavagadh Temple Gujarat Photos - History of Mahakali Pavagadh Temple Pavagadh
Pavagadh Temple Gujarat
Pavagadh is a picturesque place to visit, which is famous for two reasons. The first one being the famous Mahakali temple situated at the top and the other being the town of Champaner at the foothills. It is 50 kms away from the city of Vadodara and is a regular tourist attraction.
Details of Pavagadh Mahakali Mataji Mandir
Pavagadh which is 822 meters above the sea level has a beautiful as well as an ancient kali temple. There are close to 250 steps to be climbed if you want to visit the temple. For the tourists who are not comfortable in climbing the steps can take advantage of the ropeway facility. From the temple, you can also visit Sadanshah Pir Dargah. The temple is of great significance, as it is believed to be one of the 51 shakripeeths. According to legends, the right big toe of the goddess fell here. The temple is surrounded by dense and lush green forests.
History of Mahakali Temple Pavagadh
Maa Kali is the angry form of goddess Durga. Renowned people like Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa were known to be great Kali devotees. The temple is known to have fulfilled the wishes of many and is therefore a very important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. The ropeway, which is also called “Maa Mahakalika Udan Khatola” takes people in about 6 minutes from the base at Manchi to the temple. The stairs will make you struggle for more than an hour before you can reach the temple. Since the upper half of the building has a dargah, the place is equally revered for the Muslims as well.