Pavagadh Temple the picturesque mountain in Halol taluka of Panchamahal district, is considered to be the holy power of Gurjardhara, a religious pilgrimage and a natural beauty. A large number of devotees are fascinated to visit the Jagatjannani Maa Kalika Goddess sitting on the highest peak of this picturesque mountain and devotees feel blessed by the sight of Shree Mahakali Mataji.
This pilgrimage has a wonderful beauty in the mountain range of Pavagadh. Not only this, but the historical heritage of Gauravanti Gurjaradhara is also preserved here. The Pavagadh Mountains remain intact and uninhabited even after many natural calamities and storms. Millions of devotees and worshipers are becoming symbols of worship for worshipers.
This is the scenic pilgrimage is divided into three parts, namely, the Foothills, Manchi and Shree Mahakali Mataji. At the top of this mountain, the shrine of Shree Kalika Mataji, the Aditya Shakti, is situated in the highest part of the terrain and the vast plain. The Chhasia and Dudhiya lake (blue lake) located here as well as the ancient Lakulish temple has special religious significance in the future. The natural beauty scattered throughout the plains of the area is filled with many pleasures.
Thousands of years ago, in ancient times, Maharishi Viswamitra lived in this mountain. On this sacred background, the supreme position of Bahamsarhi was accomplished by intense penance and worship. It is also said Vishwamitri ritualized the Navarn mantra given by Shree Kalika Mataji and got Brahmashree’s place. Because he had set up his Jagadjanwani mother Bhavani Kalika Mataji on the highest peak of this picturesque mountain so that he could be always kept alive.
At the top of the tallest and narrowest peak at an altitude of 2730 feet above sea level, the Pavagadh temple of Shree Kalika Mata has been established. According to the myth of Ekavan Shaktipeeth Dham established in different places of India year, Sati, daughter of Daksha Raja, had sacrificed herself in Yajkund after experiencing the humiliation of her husband Shankar Bhagwan in a yajna organized by her father. Lord Shankar took Sati’s dead body on his shoulder and orgy started dancing, creating an atmosphere of the Holocaust.
At the request of the gods, Chakradharya Vishnu Bhagavan separated the Sati through the Sudarshan Chakra. The fragmented limbs and ornaments fell into a singular place, which is installed in 51 different shapes. Among them, the fingers of Sati’s right foot fell on Mount Pavagadh, so here he is worshiped as a holy Shaktipeeth Dham. The Pavagadh temple located here is mainly worshiped in the sacred part of Mataji and is worshiped by a black yantra.
The commanders of the fort have expanded the hill area, ruins, palaces, and huge giridurga, which extends from the foothills to Manchi and Manchi to Machiatuk, reflecting ancient grandeur in the hill area.