Located just in front of the Baradari Gardens in the north of Old Patiala City, the Kali Mata Mandir holds high religious value among the people. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, a Sikh ruler, built this Temple in 1936 and got a 6 feet tall Kali Devi idol along with ‘Pawan Jyoti’ from Bengal to be installed in gold plated sanctum inside this temple. This temple is an excellent example of the architectural brilliance of the people in the bygone era. It is made purely using white marble, and its walls are also bejeweled with beautiful murals. In fact, the frescoes and paintings on the wall also tell the stories of the Hindu mythologies and epics. The fierce and powerful image of Goddess Kali depicted in the idol with blood-shot eyes, red drooping tongue, and a human head in her hand is a sight to behold.
It Is Known For:-
1) The 6-feet tall idol of Goddess Kali that was brought by Maharaja himself from Calcutta, Bengal. Its ferocious form with the human head in her hand amaze the devotees.
2) The beautiful architecture of the temple with the brilliant use of white marble, frescoes depicting Hindu mythologies, and the gold-plated sanctum accentuate the charm of this temple.
3) The nine-days Navaratra celebrations performed within the temple.
Best Time To Visit:-
There could be no better time to visit this Kali Temple in Patiala than the religious nine days of Navaratra. The temple gets decked up with beautiful lights and garlands during the nine-day celebration and devotees from different parts of the state visit this temple to offer their prayers to Maa Kali.
Reaching the Kali Mata Mandir in Patiala is simple and affordable. It is located in front of the Baradari Gardens in the nOrth of the Old Patiala City. Local transport systems like autos and buses have regular service from all parts of Patiala to this temple.
Nearest Railway Station:- Patiala Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Chandigarh Airport
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