Karni Mata Temple Udaipur
Blessed by the Goddess herself, Udaipur is the city of Karni Mata, also known as the reincarnation of Goddess Durga. Karni Mata Temple in Udaipur, also known as the Mansapurna Karni Mata Temple is fairly easy to reach Durga temple in Udaipur. The temple is located on the Machla Magra Hills, near the Doodh Talai Lake. The temple houses a stone idol of the holy Karni Mata.
Temple History Udaipur
Karni Mata Temple in Udaipur was built by Maharana Karan Singh between 1620 and 1628, while he executed the development of the residential areas in Machla Magra. The temple was not very popular until 1997, and was visited by very few people. It was only after the redevelopment project undertaken by the Mansapurna Karni Mata Development Committee in 1997, that devotees started flooding the temple premises in thousands. Today, the temple is fully equipped with easily accessible staircases and ropeways, along with multiple resting places for the convenience of the followers and devotees of Karni Mata.
Visiting the temple twice a day is considered auspicious. It is said, if you are visiting the temple in the morning as well as in the evening, Karni Mata herself fulfills your aspirations and wishes. This way, as per traditions, Karni Mata lengthen your life age.Legends also state that for a brighter life and good fortune in future, devotees must aim at feeding the rats in the temple premises. If you take care of rats this way, Karni Mata admires your move and you gain her respect.
The Temple is open for devotees from 4:00 in the morning till 7:30 in the evening. Timings for Darshan of Mansapurna Karni Mata are 4:30 AM till 7:00 AM and then from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Evening Darshan timings of Karni Mata at the Udaipur temple are between 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM.