7 Popular Durga temples in India, must see this Navratri

7 Popular Durga temples in India, must see this Navratri

Kamakhya temple - Guwahati
Located in Guwahati, the Kamakhya Temple is among the 108 shakti piths of Goddess Durga. In this temple, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Mother Goddess Kamakhya. She is considered to be the essence of female energy.

Durgiana temple - Amritsar

The temple is situated near the Lohgarh gate, in Amritsar. Its architecture is similar to the Golden Temple of Sikh religion. This temple derives its name from the Goddess Durga, the chief Goddess deified and worshipped here. Idols of Goddess Laksmi (goddess of wealth) and Vishnu (the protector of the world) are also deified here and worshipped.

Durga temple - Varanasi
Situated very close to Varanasi, this 18th century shrine was built by a Bengali queen. The multi tiered shikhara is reminiscent of the Nagara style of architecture. The temple is located on a huge rectangular tank. The Goddess here is said to fiercely protect the locals from any outside influence. This temple is also called the Monkey Temple due to the manifold presence of this animal here.

Karni mata temple - Bikaner
The world famous Karni Mata temple is located in at Deshnoke, Rajasthan. Karni Mata is worshipped as one of the incarnation of the goddess Durga by her followers and the temple is well famous for thousands of holy rats. Karni Mata Temple is also known as temple of rats in India and the rats are sacred and given protection.

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