Author Topic: Mahakali Temple Gangolihat, Pithorgarh - गंगोलीहाट कालिका  (Read 40543 times)

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दोस्तों इस टॉपिक के माध्यम से हम पूरे कुमाऊं में हाट कालिका के नाम से विख्यात गंगोलीहाट के महाकाली मंदिर के बारे में बताएँगे।  जो पिथौरागढ़ से लगभग 77  किलोमीटर की दूरी पर देवदार के घने वृक्षों के बीच स्थित है।


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Re: गंगोलीहाट
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 11:44:49 AM »
स्वयं श्री शंकराचार्य जी ने इस स्थान पर शक्तिपीठ की स्थापना  की थी।


Gangolihat is situated at the point where the old Pithoragarh-Almora footpath meets with the new Ghat-Bageshwar motor road (घाट - बागेश्वर मोटर मार्ग). In ancient Hindu Literature Gangolihat, which lies between the rivers Saryu and Ramganga, is referred to amidst deodar forests, the Janhavi Naula  (जान्हवी नौला) and temple complex. Twice a year in Chairtra and Ashuj on the eighth day of the Navratras, a large fair is held at the Kalika temple. The Chamunda Devi temple is just 2 km to the southwest of Gangolihat. 5 km away along Gangolihat- chhaj Pabhain (छज पाभैं) is a Surya (Sun ) temple , the Sahil cave and a fascinating view of the Himalayas. The Mankeshwar tiple are the ruins of a Fort which once belonged to the Mankoti kings . 2km away is Uprana, the native village of poet 'Gumani', the first Kumaoni poet, who also wrote in Hindi, Sanskrit and with great dexterity and command.

It  is rich in folk culture, music and religious traditions  and had been chosen by Sankaracharya  for  the installation  of  Mahakali shaktipith (महाकाली शक्तिपीठ)  The Goddess  Kali  as  represented  in  her fierce form conquering  the  demon, is  offered sacrifices of  lambs and goats. In the opposite of  the Kali  temple about 2 Km. away   the Chamunda  temple is  situated which  is  believed  to  be  in  the  centre  of an area of wilderness exclusively possessed by spirits and  demons conquered by  the Goddess in her  fierce aspect. The temple has an aura of mystery and weird charm and during the dark hours of night the spirits are believed to have a free sway outside the temple premises.
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Re: गंगोलीहाट
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 11:49:23 AM »
Accommodation at Gangolihat :
P.W.D. Rest House, Gopal Tourist Lodge, Shah Tourist Lodge.

Places of Tourist Attraction :
Mahakali Temple , Chamunda Temple , Mankeshwar Temple , Cave Temple of Patal Bhuvneshwar.

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Re: गंगोलीहाट
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 11:53:11 AM »
MISC. INFO.

Pithouragarh    77 km

Patal Bhauvaneshwar      14 k.m.

Beninag       34 k.m.

Tanakpur (Railhead)    169 k.m.

The place is well connected with the entire region by regular bus service.

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Re: गंगोलीहाट
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 12:45:26 PM »
Me Bhi UN SaubhagyaShaali logo me se hu.. Jinhone is mandir ka darshan kia hai...

Aaj se Kariban 8-10 saal phle mene is mandir ka darshan kia tha...

Aisa khaa jata hai Dashere ke din yha dhero "Kaat"(Male Buffalo), "Hilwaan"(Male Goat) ki bali di jaati hai...

Mandir ke Entrance per 1 bhot badi ghanti Hai.. Jise Kargil Yudh(Not Sure) ke dauraan Jwaano ne yhaa chadayi thi....
Ye is mandir ki sabse Heavy and Badi Ghanti Hai...

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The temple is famous as a seat of divine power -- a Shaktipeeth..

The  holy place of this temple is  reputed to  be in existence since time immemorial.  A reference to the abode  of the  Goddess Kalika appears in ancient texts such as the Puranas. It is  maintained that the Goddess Kali  bestows divine blessings on folks who pray to her and whom she is  happy  with.

A holy fire is known to have been burning at this  site  in ancient times. This fire is a manifestation of the power of the goddess. When the Aadi shankaracharya  visited this  part of India, the goddess is said to have appeared in his dream and asked him to  shield the  powerful fire. The Adi Shankarayacharya performed a kilan or shiedling of the fire. The  sanctum sanctorum stands at that very place.

In the modern times, the saint Jangam baba offfered prayers at the site of the temple for several years. The Goddess then  appeared in a dream to him,  and permitted him to construct a temple. The  present temple thus ows its genesis to Jangam baba.

The Goddess Haat Kali is also the Isht Devi,, the reverred Goddess, of the Kumaon regiment of the Indian army. Once, the ship in which the officers and soldiers of the Kumaon reginement were travelling started to sink. Efforts to save the ship were proving to be in vain. Then the soldiers prayed to the Goddess Haat Kali to save their ship. As if by a miracle, the ship reached safely ashore, guided by some high waves. Since then, the members of the  Kumaon regiment  pay homage to the Goddess and provide their services to the temple.


मंदिरे की एक वेब साइट ले छु, जरा विजिट करया धैं...।
http://www.haatkalika.in

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Re: गंगोलीहाट
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008, 12:57:26 PM »
GangoliHaat

Thodi Info gangoliHaat Ke Baare me Aur... WikiPedia Ke saujnya Se... :)



Gangolihat is a small Himalayan hill town in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. It is 44 km from Pithoragarh. It is tehsil and sub divisional headquarter of the district. Gangolihat is famous for its Shakti Peethas of Hat Kalika of goddess Kali. Nearby at 'Patal Bhubneshwar', underground caves are major tourist attraction. Also nearby are the tiny hill stations of Chaukori and Berinag.From Gangolihat Panchchuli peaks and Nanda Devi are clearly visible.

Coordinates: [show location on an interactive map] 29°40′N, 80°03′E

Gangolihaat is a tehsil and block in the district Pithoragarh. It is at a distance of 60 km from Pithoragarh. Gangolihaat is famous for its ancient tamples and underground caves. 'Haat Kalika','Ambika Dewaal','Chamunda Mandir','Vaishnavi Mandir' are some very very famous tamples. And 'Vaishnavi Mandir' is a special one because from here one can clearly view the Himalayas. This 'Vaishnavi Mandir' is situated on a mountain that is called 'Shail Parvat'(very famous in hindu holy books).

There are so many underground but very beautiful caves in Gangolihaat. 'Patal Bhuvneshwar','Shailashwer Gufa' and 'Mukteshwar Gufa' are very well known. A new underground cave has been also found recently and that is called 'Bholeshwar Gufa'.

'Haat Kalika Mandir' was chosen by Sankaracharya for installation of Mahakali shaktipeeth.

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Re: गंगोलीहाट
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008, 01:00:50 PM »
Gangolihat (pargana Gangoli, tahsil Pithoragarh)


The village derives its name from Gangoli, the name of the pargana and Hat, a name by
which the place is locally called. It has a temple of Mahakali, which is said to be of great antiquity
and is situated in the midst of a dense deodar forest. It is alleged that during the reign of the
Chand rajas, human beings were, at times, offered in sacrifice at this temple, but the practice was
stopped in the last century. Goats and buffaloes still continue to be sacrificed, particularly during
the Navaratris of Chaitra and Asvina. The place also has the remains of a small fort built by a
regent of the Chand rajas. In patti Bherang, about 8 km. from the village, there is an ancient
temple of Patal Bhubaneshvar, dedicated to Siva, which is located inside a long and dark tunnel
and attracts a large number of devotees

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Re: गंगोलीहाट
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008, 04:00:52 PM »

गंगोलीहाट का जिक्र हो तो पाताल भुवनेश्वर का जिक्र भी अवश्य आता है... पाताल भुवनेश्वर गंगोलीहाट से लगभग 20 KM. की दूरी पर स्थित एक प्राचीन गुफा है...हमारे फोरम के इस टापिक पर इस स्थान के बारे में चर्चा होती रहती है

http://www.merapahad.com/forum/index.php/topic,39.0.html


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Re: गंगोलीहाट
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2008, 04:04:39 PM »

I got opportunity to visit this temple. It is said that Mahakali mata kept her leg on the chest of Mahadev somewhere around Gangolihaat in rage and later she felt ashmed on it. 

Every year a lot devotees come to visit there from  several part of UK as well as outside.

गंगोलीहाट

अब महाराज मैं आपको गंगोलीहाट के बारे में कुछ बताता हूं।
पिथौरागढ़ से लगभग ७७ कि.मी. दूर इस स्थान का नाम लेते ही एक बात का ध्यान जो मन में आता है वह है "महाकाली" का थान या मंदिर।




 

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