Most Famous Durga Temples in India

There are numerous Durga Mata temples in India. Visiting one or more of these temples during Navaratri is highly auspicious.

Durga is the true manifestation of the cosmic energy that pervades the universe. She is the Supreme Power. Of course, she has numerous names and forms and Hinduism believes that there can be only one Power. All these Gods and Goddesses whether they belong to the Hindu pantheon or other religions are different names of this Supreme Power.


Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu is a famous pilgrimage center attracting tens of thousands of Durga devotees.

The Rig Veda declares: ‘Ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti’ – The Truth is one but sages call it various names. For millions of Hindus Durga is that Truth. Of course, you are free to call her any other name. The beauty of the Hindu religion is that it can coexist in perfect harmony with other religions. Hindus don’t consider their religion superior or inferior to other religions. For them, Mary, Christ and Allah are all manifestations of what they call Durga or Brahma (the Supreme Being).

The Durga Temples located in various parts of the country have played a huge role in promoting Hindu culture, philosophy and religion. These temples like other temples in the country have been instrumental in keeping India together as one whole.

Most famous Durga Temples in India

Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list and there are numerous Durga temples in the country. These are some of the most famous.


Kollur Mookambika Temple is one of the most famous Durga temples in South India. Thousands of children participate in the Vidyarambam ceremony held here on Vijayadashami.

Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Assam

Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu and Kashmir

Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke, Rajasthan.

Mansa Devi Temple, Churu, Rajasthan

Kalkaji Mandir, Delhi

Chamunda Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Amba Mata Temple, Junagadh, Gujarat

Durgiana Temple, Amritsar, Punjab

Jwalamukhi Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Chartarpur Temples, Delhi

Mookambika Devi Temple, Kollur, Karnataka

Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple, Kochi, Kerala

Naina Devi Temple, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Vidyashankara Temple at Sringere, Karnataka

Chamundeswari Temple, Chamundi Hill, Mysore

Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, West Bengal

Marikamba Temple, Sirsi, Karnataka

Mangalagauri Temple, Gaya, Bihar

Devi Kanaka Durga, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

The Durga Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Shree Durga Parameshwari Temple, Kateel, Karnataka.

Chandi Devi, Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Bhagavathi Temple, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Bhadrakali Temple at Hanamkonda, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

Annapoorneshwari Temple of Horanadu, Karnataka

Banashankari Temple near Badami, Karnataka

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