Bhimbetka Kuldevi Temple
Historical | Pilgrimage
At a distance of 3 km from Bhimbetka Bus Stop, the Bhimbetka Kuldevi Temple is an ancient temple situated in Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the top places to visit in Bhimbetka as part of Bhopal Packages.
Kuldevi Temple at Bhimbetka is dedicated to the goddess Vaishno Devi. According to history, the temple was set up by the Pandavas during their exile for their Kul-Devi, Maa Vaishno Devi. It is a large cave-temple inside a mountain. Outside the temple is a large Rock-seat that overlooks the entire valley, termed 'Bheem ki baithak'or seat of Bheem used by him, while he was in exile.
Today, the importance of the temple is that the first bonfire of Holi is lit here and when it is spotted in the plains below, the rest of Holi festivities commence. It is also known for the annual Ram Navami fair. A large number of devotees visited the temple during this time to get the blessings of Maa Vaishno Devi.
Timings: 7 AM - 6 PM
Bhimbetka Rock Shelter Entry: Rs. 25 for Indians, Rs. 500 for Foreigners, Rs. 100 for 2-Wheelers, Rs. 300 for Cars