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, the last (& future) incarnation of Lord Vishnu in human form. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Kalki will save the world and usher us all into the Sat Yuga.
Kalki Temple is located close to the world famous Hawa Mahal
Facts about Kalki Temple
- Kalki temple was commissioned by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II the founder of Jaipur city. Some references claim that construction of Kalki temple started in 1727 AD, while others claim 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.
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 is also provided in puranas. Kalki will appear when the human values fall drastically to save the World from the 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 (Rajasthan Govt.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Among all heritage temples in Jaipur, Kalki Temple does call for a special mention, being the only temple dedicated to the Lord Kalki. 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 until his reincarnation on Earth. Its not true. It’s a false information!You can visit Kalki Temple in Jaipur.
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