Devi Vaishini Temple Dewas
About Devi Vaishini Temple
The name Dewas is derived from the Devi Vaishini hill in the city, commonly known as Tekri. The hill has a temple of deity Devi Chamunda tulja bhavani and Kalika Matha. The word Dewas is also believed to be a sandhi of words Dev (deity) and Vas (Marathi for abode), thus Dewas means abode of the deity or god.
Also at the bottom of the hill (also called ‘Tekri’) there is Ashram of Shri Vishnu Tirth Maharaj. Ashram is also known with the name ‘NARAYAN KUTI’.
After reaching station we caught rickshaw to the Tekri from where we had to climb. The Tekri can be climbed by two ways one through steps and another through slope. We took the slope way which was more lengthy but easier to climb.
The nearest International Airport from Dewas is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore, roughly half an hour drive from the city. It is well connected to a spectrum of cities like Varanasi, Delhi, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Bhopal, Hyderabad and Kolkata etc.
Nearest Airport : Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore
It has its own Railway Station named as Dewas Railway Junction. Dewas has daily trains to New Delhi, Bangalore, Ranchi, Lucknow, Mysore, Amritsar, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Patna and Gaya. Awanitka Express, Pune-Indore Express, Hazarat Nizamuddin Intercity Express and Malwa Express are the various trains available for Dewas district.
Dewas is 33 Kms from Sonkatch, 35 Kms from Indore, 37 Kms from Ujjain, 148 Kms from Bhopal and 638 Kms from Mumbai. It is connected to all large cities of the state and other cities like Maxi, Mhow, Bhubaneshwar, Bhind etc. through Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (MPSRTC) and some private travel services.
Finally we reached bottom of the temple completing the parikrama. We then headed for Shri Kela Devi Temple Which is 3 km away from the tekri in a rickshaw
This is a must watch temple for its art sculpture and especially painting.