Here Mother Goddess wears different forms for 9 days
After Holi, there is a fair for 1 month.
Qutubuddin Aibak had destroyed the temple
Meerut. India is a land of spirituality. The earth here is full of miracles. There are many wondrous temples here. Navratri has started from tomorrow i.e. Monday. In such a situation, we will tell you about many miraculous temples across the country for the whole 9 days. Will introduce you to their mysterious stories. Today, the famous miraculous “Devi Mata Mandir” of Meerut tells the secret. It is believed that in this temple of Mother Goddess, Mata assumes 9 forms for 9 days. When the nature of the mother changes, the devotees also feel it. When the mother is happy, the devotees celebrate and when she is sad, the devotees celebrate her with worship.
This temple is visited after walking 4 kilometers from Bhainsali bus stand. There are many mysterious stories of this temple. It is believed about this temple of Ramayana period that by worshiping here with a sincere heart, the mother fulfills her wishes. A huge crowd of devotees gather here during Navratri. People worship the mother and pray for the fulfillment of their wishes.
Ravana’s wife Mandodari established
It is said that this temple was established by Ravana’s wife Mandodari. The famous Nauchandi fair is held in this temple of Ramayana period. People coming here not only have to know the darshan and mysterious stories of the mother, but people also want to understand the mystery of the 4-km tunnel here. It is said that Mandodari, wife of Ravana, had built a 4-km tunnel from the moat of Meerut Kotwali area, that is, from her house to the temple. Mandodari used to use the tunnel to go to and from the temple. This tunnel does not exist today, but evidence has been found in the excavation.
Every wish of the devotees is fulfilled
The pundits here tell that the ancient name of Meerut was Maydant Kheda. At that time it was the capital of the Mayan demon kingdom. The Maya demon’s daughter was Mandodari. In Treta Yuga, Mandodari often used to come here with her friends to worship Lord Shiva. It is mentioned in the stories that Lord Shiva, pleased with Mandodari’s penance, appeared to her and asked her to ask for vows. Then Mandodari spoke her mind to Shiva. It is said that Mandodari met Ravana here only with the blessings of Shiva. Since then, whoever worships in this temple with his heart, his wishes are fulfilled.
Qutubuddin’s commander had destroyed the temple
It is said about the Chandi Devi temple that during the Mughal period, Bale Mian, the general of Qutubuddin Aibak, tried to take possession of the temple land. At that time Madhu Chandi, daughter of Pandit Hazari Lal, stood at the gate to save the temple and fought with Bale Mian. Madhu Chandi was martyred in the war, but Bale Mian’s finger was cut off. After which Bale Mian destroyed this temple. Later, the Muslim society built a tomb where Bale Mian’s severed finger had fallen. Local people say that the place where Bale Mian’s tomb is located is the original Chandi Devi temple. After the temple was destroyed, Pandit Chandi Prasad installed the idol at the place of worship near the tunnel built by Mandodari and started worshiping. After that Nav Chandi Devi temple was established, since then a fair is also held here.
A week after Holi, there used to be a 3-day fair, but now the fair goes on for a month. It is believed that Maa Chandi fills everyone’s bag. Devotees also come to the shelter of the mother to get children. The priests here tell that the mother gives darshan to the devotees in different forms. Some are seen in anger and some in a happy posture. For 9 days in Navratri, devotees visit the mother in different forms.
Tags: Meerut news, Navaratri, Uttarpradesh news
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 27, 2022, 07:52 IST