(Last Updated on : 22-04-2014)
Temples dedicated to Female Gods depict the female prowess in religious humdrum. Durga temples in India almost crowd the religious spots as time and again the devotees of Durga pay homage to her. Mahalaxmi Temple in Kolhapur Goddess Durga, also known as Parvati or Lalitha, is the wife of Lord Shiva
and exists in various divine forms. Some of the famous ones are Mahalakshmi temple, Kanyakumari, Kalikambal, Kamakshi Amman, Vaishno Devi
, etc. Some of the other mentioned temples are Lakha Mandal Temple in Dehradun
and Srisailam Temple in Kurnool.
Kali Temples in India are the other ones dedicated to Female Gods. Kali Bari Temple
Kali Bari Temple is perhaps the only temple which is located at the vicinity of Shimla
. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali
who is known as Shyamala. It is often believed that Shimla received its name from the temple of Shyamala. Kali Bari Temple had been another important place of worship that was constructed during the British period. It was mainly constructed for the devotees who had to travel from Delhi
to Simla and settled there for a long period six months or so.
Kali Bari Temple in Shimla is one of the popular sights of Shimla that remains overcrowded during the Navratris and Duga puja
. Along with the rituals the Kali Bari provides accommodation to its tourists who visit the shrine along with the shrine at Kalka. Among all the deities of Goddess Shakti, Kali has been revered in many forms.
Kamalasagar Kali Temple
Kamalasagar Kali Temple which is also known as Kasba Kali Bari, is a popular shrine of the Bengali population residing in Tripura
. Located at a distance of 27 kms from Agartala
, the temple is situated at the borders of India and Bangladesh. It is often visited by a number of tourists who not only visit the place to pay homage to Goddess Kali
but also to enjoy the awesome scenic beauty of Kamala Sagar. As such it has as been developed as a major tourist spot in the state.
Dedicated to Goddess Kali the temple has the image of Mahishasurmardini which resemblance with Dasabhuja Durga. In spite of its resemblance with Goddess Durga
the deity is worshipped as Kali following the Shakta tradition. Due to the presence of a Shivalinga at the feet of the deity, the Kamalasagar Kali Temple is known as 'Kalibari'. Kamalasagar. This was commissioned by Maharaja Manikya Bahadur in 15th century which was finally completed in 17th century by the local rulers.
Shyama Kali Temple
Shyama Kali Temple also known as the Tarna temple is dedicated to goddess Syama Kali, an incarnation of goddess Parvati
. The walls of the shrine are embellished with paintings of goddess and the inner sanctum of the temple is ornamented with intricate designs in gold.