- According to the mythology Daksha yagna and Sati self-immolation, it is the holy place where “Upper lip” fell down.
- It is one of the 7 moksha places on earth
Once there was a demon named Andhakalesahwar who created havoc in all worlds. He had a boon from lord Brahma that where ever his blood shreds, there will be his form of demons generated. In order to protect all worlds Adhi parashakti took the form of Kali and during the fight goddess spread her tongue and absorbed all the blood came out of demon and killed the demon.
In other context, it is the place where Kalidasu got knowledge by the grace of goddess. It is believed that goddess wrote text on the tongue of Kalidasu.
In garbha gudi we find goddess Avanti idol stretching tongue. In Devi Bhagavatam, Gad Kalika maa is treated as the goddess of graha kalika. According to Skanda purana king Ashoka married to the bride of this city and made Avanthi as his capital city for ruling. Also Ujjain means the birth place of the religion Jain. King Sudhanva changed his religion to Jain and changed the name of Avanti to Ujjain.
Road: First you need to come to Capital city Indore and then you find many local vehicles.
Rail: Indore junction is the nearest railway station. It is 53 kms. from Gadkalika temple.
Air: Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International airport is the nearest airport and is 60 kms from Gad Kalika temple.