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Ratri Jagran at Kalika Mata Temple, Chittorgarh fort

Kalika Mata Temple of Chittorgarh fort, Rajasthan is also known as Devi Mata temple which is one of the most famous temples of Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. It is an ancient temple which has thousands of devotees coming from every corner of India. It is also a famous tourist site so it is also visited by many foreigners too. The temple was built during the 700 AD by the Bappa Rawal and it was devoted to the God Surya (Sun). Having destroyed by the Alauddin Khilji, The temple was renovated and idol of Ma Kali was installed by Maha Rana Hamir Singh I.

Devi Mata temple is on a small rock and its mains gate opens to Eastside. Here in the temple, superb sculptures can be seen. Several images and pictures of different Goddess and Gods on the walls of the temple make it more beautiful and charming.

Devotees have to go through the stairs and take left hand side way to enter into the temple. In an empty place, Ratri Jagran (night vigil) is done. Ratri Jagran is a manner of worship in which devotees have to sit awaken whole night and listen spiritual songs dedicated to Gods and Goddess. Some devotees also perform Parikrama (walking a specific path on foot.)

Besides the main temple, a temple of God Shiva is also there, the temple is called Jogeshwar Maharaj. Kirti Stambh, Suraj Kund, and Neel Kanth Maha Dev are some other spot of Chittorfort.
Navratri is most suitable time for visiting this holy place for the temple is decorated with lighting at fullest scale.

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