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Shri Kali Mata Temple is situated opposite the Baradari garden at Mall Road in Patiala (Punjab). This Temple was built by the Sikh ruler, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. He was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938. He financed the construction of the temple in his capital and oversaw its installation in 1936. He was inspired to build this temple and bring the 6 foot statue of divine Mother Kali and Paawan Jyoti from Bengal to Patiala. He offered a first 'Bali' (sacrifice) of a water buffalo to the temple. Because of its splendid beauty, the temple has been declared a national monument. This large complex attracts Hindu and Sikh devotees from distant places. A much older temple of Raj Rajeshwari is also situated in the centre of this complex. Devotees offer mustard oil, daal, sweets, coconuts, bangles and chunnis, as well as goats, hens and liquor, to the divine Mother. As an average estimate, devotees offer more than 60,000 liquor bottles during Navratras alone, which goes into a 'Sharab Kund' built on the temple's premises. Anyone who makes his /her presence before Maa, with a pure heart and soul, receives her kind blessings instantly.
Kali Puja is celebrated with a lot of gusto and fanfare in Bengal after Durga Puja during the time of Diwali. It is believed that Maharaja Krishnan Chandra of Nawadweep was the first to celebrate Kali Puja in his territory. Everyone was ordered to celebrate Kali Puja and thus 10,000 images of Kali were worshipped. Ratanti Kali Puja was celebrated in ancient times before the present Kali Puja. It is believed that the present form of Kali is due to a dream by a distinguished scholar of Indian charms and black magic ('Tantra') and the author of Tantric Saar, Krishnananda Agambagish. He was also a contemporary of Lord Chaitanya. In his dream, he was ordered to make her image after the first figure he saw in the morning. At dawn, Krishnananda saw a dark complexioned maid with her left hand protruding with her right making cow dung cakes. Her body was glowing with white dots. The vermillion spread over her forehead while she was wiping the sweat from it. The hair was untidy as well. When she came face to face with an elderly Krishnananda, she bit her tongue in shame. This posture of the housemaid was later utilised to envisage the idol of Goddess Kali. Thus, the image of Kali was formed.

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