Kalka Mandir or kalkaji Temple is a famous and highly respected Hindu Mandir. The temple is dedicated to Hindu goddess Kali or Kalka, an avatar of Durga and situated in South Delhi, India near Lotus Temple. The temple is one of Delhi's major tourist attraction.
The temple was built in 1764 a.d, as per the folklore, the Pandavas and Kauravas had worshipped here. Later in the mid 19th century, Raja Kadarnath, the treasurer of emperor Akbar second made certain changes in temple. In the early 20th century, the present structure was built by the contributions of devotees. The modern temple is 8 sided structure made up of marble and black pumicle stones. The black stone denotes goddess kali.
Devotees attend the Kalkaji Temple throughout the year but the apex point of the celebration comes during the festival of Navratri. This is a nine day festival, during which a large fair is organized here.
The organized work of Shri Kalkaji temple is done by 'Shri Kalkaji Temple Manager Reform Committee (Reg.)'. The Shri Kalkaji Temple is also known as a place where devotees make their children's mundan (Bal Utarna). Any devotee can make his children's mundan (hair cut) at any time between 6:00 am and 10:00pm.