Built with the super strong granite stone, the temple name in Sanskrit has a definite meaning indicating to the destroyer of time. Story looped around the grandness of the city is a pretty interesting one. It is said that after the ‘Samundra–Manthan’, the Hindu Lord, Lord Shiva drank the poison and he became the ‘Mahakal’ or the destroyer of time taking victory over death. This is also a reason for the Temple in Kalinjar to be called Mahakal. History, culture, the place is an absolute beauty with picturesque views and some incredible play of nature along the hills.
The Kalinjar Fort in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh is one of the richest cultural and spiritual side on the map of India. This is a complete package of its own offering a feel of spirituality with some thrill of the hills and much beauty to be witnessed around. Historians have gone on to state and describe the Kalinjar fort as one fortress that is truly unparallel and unrivalled in strength.