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Kalki Temple, Jaipur ! …. a unique gem!

Kalki Temple in Jaipur is one of the best kept secrets of the pink city. It is claimed to be the only temple dedicated to Lord Kalki in the world! Kalki temple is dedicated to Lord Kalki, last & future incarnation of Lord vishnu in a human form. It is believed that Lord Kalki will  save the world and usher us all into the Sat Yuga.

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Side view of Kalki Temple in Jaipur

It is located close to the world famous Hawa Mahal

 

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Entrance to Lord Kalki Temple, Jaipur.

 

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Entrance to Kalki Temple in Jaipur

Facts about Kalki Temple

  •  Kalki temple was commissioned by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II who  laid the foundation of Jaipur city. Some references claim  the construction year of the Kalki temple to 1727 AD, while others claim it to 1739 AD.  
  •  Kalki temple is the only temple dedicated to Lord Kalki in the World. There are other temples though, where idol of Lord kalki co-exists with other Hindu Gods & deities. There are other Kalki temples in India but this is the only one which is dedicated only to Kalki bhagwan.
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Sanctum, Lord Kalki Temple, Jaipur

Who is Kalki Bhagwan?

Kalki is the future & last reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Srimad Bhagavatam Lord Kalki will appear in between Kal yuga and Sat Yuga. His reference has also been given in puranas. He will appear when the human values fall and to save the World from evil forces.

Everything you want to know about the only Kalki Temple in the world!

The access to the temple is by a gallery through the arched gateway on the main road. Gallery has a ramp like steps. The temple is being maintained by Devesthan Vibhag under Govt Of Rajasthan.

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Ramp dating back to 18th century at Kalki Temple, Jaipur

In terms of architecture, the shikhar style is in line with other temples of its era. Marble and red sand stone have been used in construction of  the temple. The mandapas of temple are in three different style of architecture.

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Twin Shikhars of Kalki Temple Jaipur

The temple has a separate unit which houses beautifully carved horse in white marble. It is being claimed that there is an injury mark in one of the leg of this horse. Upon self healing of this injury mark, the Lord Kalki will appear on Earth to fight with evil forces. Many sources describe the appearance of Lord Kalki  too – riding on a white horse with a blazing sword.

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Enclosure at Kalki Temple Jaipur

There is another story that this horse symbolizes the Ashwmegh Yagya ( अश्वमेघ यग) undertaken by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II during his reign. However, this story seems to be out of place with reference to this temple of Lord Kalki.

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White Horse of Lord Kalki  at  Kalki Temple in Jaipur

Inside the Kalki temple, except for the main sanctum, the architecture appears to be quite simple and devoid of ornate carvings. However, near the garbhgriha gate there are carvings on the white marble floor depicting  gada and shankh (mace and conch); symbols essentially denoting Lord Vishnu. The chaukhat (frame of gate) is layered and beautifully carved.

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Entrance to GarbhagrihaKalki Temple, Jaipur
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Idol of Lord Kalki

Among all heritage temples in Jaipur, Kalki Temple does call for a special mention, being the only temple dedicated to the Lord Kalki in India as well as the entire World. Commissioned by the founder of Jaipur, Maharajah Sawai jai Singh II  surely adds to its appeal.

Few sites on internet have wrongly mentioned that Kalki temple is closed untill Lord Kalki  appears on the Earth. Its not true. It’s a false information !

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23 thoughts on “Kalki Temple, Jaipur ! …. a unique gem!

    1. Hi Kavita! If you haven’t visited Jaipur before then popular tourist sites must be included. I will suggest you to visit Amer palace, jagat shiromani temple, City Palace, Hawa Mahal for sure. for rest of the places, I can give you a summary from which you can pick up based on time and your interest. since it’s slightly long, it’ll be better if I can email it to you.

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  1. Last year we visited the pink city of Jaipur. Loved the ancient forts, palaces and temples. The Kalki temple was one that caught my attention as it is the only temple dedicated to Lord Kalki. The images of the temple are captured well, good job!

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    1. Thanks Saachi! Do you mean you visited Kalki temple? If you did, how did you come to know about it? Even local residents of the city are unaware of its presence!!

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  2. Th Kalki temple would certainly be on my itinerary if we should visit Jaipur. It’s obviously a very special place with fascinating architecture. The choice of building materials is interesting, too – red sandstone and marble. I don’t think I’ve seen a building before in which those two have been used together. But then, I’ve never been to India, and it might be quite a usual combination there. Lovely photos.

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    1. Kalki temple has escaped attention of even locals. But it’s relevance and history is important. it’s the only Temple of its kind in India; probably in the World, as well.
      Sand stone and marble both are locally found and used widely here as they allow carving, easily! Do plan a trip to Jaipur! You’ll love it. I’ll show you around. 🙂

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