Kaila Devi Templeis a Hindu temple located in the village of Kaila Devi in Karauli district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This temple is dedicated to Kaila Devi who is considered as Mahalakshmi or Goddess of Wealth. Devotees visit the Kaila Devi Temple to offer Bhog Prasad every day in the year and offer red flags to the goddess. The most attractive feature of the Kaila Devi temple is the Jagran performed by Jagat ji in the temple. The two major attractions of this temple include the Hanuman Temple and the Bhairon Baba Temple, which are located in the courtyard of the temple. In the sanctum of the temple are two idols, one is of Kaila Devi and the other is Chamunda Devi.
Every year in the month of Chaitra, thousands of devotees travel on foot to seek the blessings of the Goddess. An annual fair is held in Kaila village in Chaitra month in honor of Kaila Devi, which lasts for a fortnight. People living in Karauli, Dhaulpur, Agra and many parts of western Rajasthan worship the Goddess as 'Kuldevi'.
Kaila Devi Templeis also the goddess that the Rajput rulers of Karauli state had complete faith. According to the legend, King Bhompal was a great devotee of Goddess Kaila Devi and it was Goddess who instructed him to build a temple at this place. When the king built the temple here, this holy temple became so famous that lakhs of devotees from far and wide visit this temple to see the Goddess. Later, Maharaja Gopal Singh of the Yadav dynasty built a large and beautiful temple with a dome whose top was made of gold. Maharaja Bhanwarpal built many buildings here and this area soon gained a lot of popularity in terms of its sanctity and natural charm.
The idol of Kaila Devi situated here is slightly bent as the neck of the goddess is tilted. This idol is very old and it is made of stone available at this place. The Kaila Devi Temple is a marble structure with a large courtyard of a square floor. There are many red flags planted by the devotees at one place of this temple. Jagran performed by Jagat Ji is the biggest attraction here which takes place every night at 09:00 PM in the temple.
The Best time to visit the Kaila Devi temple is from October to March as the weather in Karauli remains cool during this time. It is not advisable to visit this temple in summer as Karauli experiences scorching heat during this period.
Kaila Devi Temple Timings: 7:00 A.M to 6:30 P.M
Kaila Devi Temple Entry Fees:Nil