Kalimath is a religious place located on the banks of Saraswati river in Rudraprayag district. Located at a height of 1800 mtr, Kalimath is one of the 108 Shakti Peeths in India. Kalimath lies on lap of nature offering salubrious and divine environment. Goddess Kali Temple is located in Kalimath.
Kalimath Temple - Kali Mata Temple in Kalimath
Legends believe that after killing devil Raktbeej, Goddess Kali went underneath the ground at this place. A silver plate (Sri Yantra) covering a point where Goddess Kali entering the earth is worshipped by pilgrims and devotees. A Kali Mata Temple was built around the silver plate. The silver plate is never opened except on the eighth day of Navratri when Sri Yantra is taken out of the temple and only Chief Priest perform Puja at midnight.
A second believe is that lower part of Goddess Kali worshipped in Kalimath temple and upper part in Dhari Devi temple near Srinagar.
A Lakshmi Mata temple famous perpetual fire is also located near the Kalimath temple. Saint Kalidas, Vrati Baba were also worshipped Goddess Kali at same place. A bhairav Baba temple is also a place of worship near Kalimath.
Pilgrims can stay in a Dharamshala built by Satpal Maharaj, MP and spiritual guru.
How To Reach Kalimath Rudraprayag
Kalimath is located near the route of Kedarnath Dham. Kalimath is at 20 km from Ukhimath and one can reach Kalimath by hire taxi or take sharing jeep from Rudraprayag. Nearest railway station to reach Kalimath is at Dehradun (228 kms) or Rishikesh railway station (187 kms). Nearest airport for Kalimath is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (204 kms).