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Gadhkalika Temple

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Gadhkalika Temple

This place is on the same land where old Avanti was residing, whose actual elements is ruined and is suppressed inside the earth. In it digging golden material of prehistoric period was found. Gadhkalika goddess is treated as a regarded goddess of great poet Kalidas. Approximately 2 miles away from city this place is situated in an isolated place.

Gadhkalika goddess temple has also got recognition as a form of power. As Shakti Peetha it is 33th place of Ujjain. In Skanda Purana 24 Shakti places are considered. This temple was renovated by Samrat Harshvardhan in approx 606 AD. Durga saptashati lessons and other prayers are carried on regularly basis here. In Navratri there is atmosphere of festival. This place is known as tantric established. It is written in shaktisangam tirtha - “अवन्ति संज्ञ के देशे कलिका यत्र तिठषति” similarly in Purana description, importance of this place can be found. In linga purana there is a story that when Lord Rama was returning back to Ayodhya after winning, stayed near Rudra sea. On the same night Kalika was in search of food. She tried to catch Hanuman but when Hanuman took immense form the goddess was frightened. While running the part of body which was fallen due to decay from her at that place, it is place of Kalika Goddess.