Salkanpur Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Bijasan Mata of Sehore district near Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state which attracts huge number of devotees every year during Navratri. Let us tell you that the Salkanpur temple is located about 70 km from Bhopal, where there is a naturally formed idol of Bijasan Mata in the sanctum sanctorum. The temple complex also houses the shrines of Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati, and Bhairav. The Bijasan Mata temple of Salkanpur is built on a hill 1000 feet high. Earlier, only stairs were made to reach the temple, whose number is more than a thousand. Now a vehicle route and ropeway have also been made to reach the temple upstairs, with the help of which devotees can easily reach the temple.
Salkanpur Temple is located at a distance of 35 kms from Hoshangabad. Here on the occasion of Navratri, people walk from far and wide to see the mother. Lakhs of devotees visit the temple in a single day during Navratri. We have told you that this temple is situated on a steep hill of 1000 feet, where there are stairs, ropeway and vehicle route to go.
But even after this, many devotees go on foot to visit Bijasan Mata of Salkanpur. It is believed that in this temple of Bijasan Mata, whatever the devotee wishes, it never goes empty. Here on top of the hill, Bijasan Mata is seated in her divine form.
Bijasan Mata, who sits on the Vidhyachal mountain, is also known as Vidhyavasini Devi. According to the Puranas of Hinduism, Bijasan is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. When the goddess killed the fierce demon Raktabeej on the request of the gods, the goddess was named Bijasan. Let us tell you that many people worship Bijasan Devi as their family deity.
Let us tell you that in the month of February, Magh Mela is organized in Salkanpur, in which a large number of devotees attend Maa Vijayasan’s court after fulfilling their wishes, to unload the Jamal peak and to donate. Salkanpur Magh Mela is a very big cattle fair. A large number of animal sellers-buyers participate in this fair. That’s why this fair is also called a fair for the sale of animals.
Winter season is the best season to visit Salkanpur. The best time to visit Salkanpur is from October to March. If you want to go to Salkanpur Wali Maiya ke Temple on foot, then you should avoid traveling in summers. Let us tell that during Navratri, which is celebrated twice a year, there is a huge crowd of devotees in the temple. Salkanpur feels like a fair for nine auspicious days at Bijasan Mata Temple The temple sees maximum crowd on the days of Panchami, Ashtami and Navami. If you want to avoid the crowd then you can visit Salkanpur temple anytime except Navratri. You can save your time by reaching the temple via road or ropeway.
Salkanpur is well connected to all major cities of India by road. Regular bus services are also easily available to Salkanpur city. However, there is no direct flight or rail link to Salkanpur. Raja Bhoj Airport located in Bhopal is the nearest airport that connects Salkanpur to the rest of India. Nearest railway station to Salkanpur is at Bhopal and Hoshangabad.