Shila Devi (Goddess of Amber) is another character of “Durga Maa,” Who is the inventor of the whole world even that Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh was also done worship of this goddess for the world’s stabilization.
As we know that Jaipur pink city is completely made on “Vastu Shastra” rules.
Here we are discussing “Shila Devi” which is also known as “Shila Mata” is “Kuldevi of Jaipur.”
Maharaja Sawai Mansingh was made this temple 1604.
According to our history sources here is two proofs are available for stabilization of this temple. We will discuss in history.
But the important thing about this temple is this, that temple is an important part of all festival and an attractive or impressive spot for “Navratri Pooja” in two times of a year.
These nine days are the most significant festival or joyful days of this temple.
Maharaja Sawai Man Singh was a founder of this statue of the goddess.
Shila Devi Temple History
Our ancient sources are giving two proofs regards this temple which is presented following.
- Sign Of Victory
In the year 1604, a high astrologer of that duration said to Maharaja Sawai Mansingh, that if he does worship this goddess, he will never fail in any battle.
So after that Mansingh did a battle with West Bengal ruler and got married to his beautiful daughter.
Then Bengal ruler was given this black statue of “Kali Maa” as a gift to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh.
- Found In Sea
Some sources are saying that Maharaja Sawai Man Singh was found this black stone in the sea, and it was floating(as we know that typically stone is never flowing in water).
- After saw this surprising view Maharaja Sawai Man Singh was decided to give shape to this stone as “Kaali Maa” and stand it in his palace area.
These two ways are known of this temple for its stabilization.
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The interior of this beautiful temple is entirely impressed with the ancient design; some traditional paintings are attractive.
The main gate of this temple made of silver.
Here we are describing every part of the temple area.
At the front of the entrance, gate door covered by all various character of “Maa Durga.”
At one part of door Nav Durga, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri, and Siddhidatri are designed on the silver gate.
Ten great idol character Kali, Tara, Shodashi, Bhuvneshwari, Chhinnamasta, Tripura Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Baglamukhi, Sri Matangi and Kamala Devi are also painted on the main gate in small size.
A giant size statue of God Ganesha also painted on the main entry gate of the temple.
A silver made music instrument which is called “Dhol” or “Nagada” is also situated here, which is almost us in “Aarti Time.”
Amer Shila Devi Temple Timings
- Morning at 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- Evening at 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM