Takhatpur comes alive with devout celebrations during Navratri, as devotees converge at Chandi Mata Mandir, lighting Manokamna Jyoti Kalash to beseech divine blessings. This ancient Mahamaya temple in Takhatpur sees a daily influx of men, women, and children who seek darshan of Mother Mahamaya.
Devotees Converge at Mahamaya Temple in Takhatpur
The revered Chandi temple in Takhatpur, constructed by King Takhat Singh many years ago, remains a sanctuary for worshippers seeking the blessings of Goddess Chandi. Here, hundreds of devotees establish Manokamna Jyoti Kalash, creating an aura of spiritual devotion.
Navratri Festivities at Chandi Mata Mandir
What truly distinguishes this tradition is the ninth-day ritual. After a sacred Havan, unmarried girls carry burning urns of Chandi Maa on their heads, parading them through the main streets of Takhatpur before immersing them in the holy waters of the Maniyari river. Remarkably, these flames have never been extinguished by the strong winds, a blessing cherished by the local community.