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Kalkaji Temple UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • The Delhi High Court has approved a redevelopment plan for Shri Kalkaji Mandir and its precincts and asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to hold a meeting to take the process forward.

  • The court, which was dealing with a batch of pleas on civic amenities and cleanliness in and around the temple complex, directed that the layout plan be forwarded to the MCD’s Town Planning Department.

Basic Details

  • Kalika Mata Temple is a Hindu goddess temple complex and pilgrim centre at the summit of Pavagadh Hill in Panchmahal District, India, with in the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park.

  • It dates from the 10th or 11th centuries.

  • The temple is the site of one of the Great holy Shakti Peethas.

  • The temple complex is part of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • It is believed that in the 15th century, Sultan Mahmud Begda conquered Champaner where he set up his capital and destroyed the shikhara of the temple

  • Lore goes that Sadanshah Peer, originally a Hindu Fakir, who embraced Islam to be part of Mahmud Begda’s court played a key role in saving the temple from being destroyed.

  • The Sadanshah Peer dargah is believed to have been built around that time.



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Kalkaji Temple UPSC NOTE
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