Kasiraj Kali Temple – Hidden Treasure of Varanasi

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One cannot imagine the mystery nor the sanctuary of ancient Indian temples without being able to visit them and walk along their dark corridors. The Divine has to be felt, touched, reflected upon and revered within the temple itself. The sacredness and the mastery of the ancient temples, inside and out, are bound together by the prayers and mantras chanted throughout the day. What is different about Hindu temples, they are living things. They vibrate with energy of another worldliness and one is instantly reminded that there’s something greater than us, still existing and calling out to devotees, within the  deep depths of ancient stone and old artifacts. Hindu temples don’t belong to history, they are always made new by the presence of God-seekers and those with a curious mind who offer up prayers, flowers and kum kum in the case of this  Kasiraj temple, to Maa Kali. Pujas are performed throughout the day in wondrous and numerous ways,  providing an atmosphere of the sublime and holiness of the temple itself.

Please follow the link to glimpse something of the Divine  in  Kasiraj Kali Temple – Hidden Treasure of Varanasi

Thanks to Krishna Chandolu

the link is below – by the small photo of Krishna Chandolu

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Kasiraj Kali Temple is the property of the erstwhile King of Kasi.

 

As one enters the gate of the compound from the street, walks a few steps forward and turns left, the eyes are greeted by an open space and a finely carved stone temple set at the centre of a stone platform. A flight of stone stairs rises from the ground level to take the visitor up to the temple.

There used to be a commercial set up around the entrance pathway back then too, but it has expanded too much now. Although the temple is the property of the erstwhile King of Kasi, many people use the premises in a very unauthorized manner. The open space in front of the temple is used by the owners of cows from a nearby house. They keep their cows there, on both the sides of the entrance near the…

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4 thoughts on “Kasiraj Kali Temple – Hidden Treasure of Varanasi

  1. I love this and think that it bears true in other spaces that one may call holy or sacred, “…they are always made new by the presence of God-seekers and those with a curious mind who offer up prayers…”

    Thanks

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    1. yes so true. We have lost our connection to the Divine. It is all down today to what is in our heads eh? Although, in India the sacred is still there, still to be found. The temples live another day. thanks so much for your comment. eve

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