The temple is dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Kailadevi as Mahalakshmi and as Mahayogini. The pratima of Chamunda ji, a form of Mahakali is also worshipped alongside Ma Kailadevi.
While the statue of Ma Kailadevi had been worshipped at this sthan since ancient times, the temple was built by the Yaduvanshi ruler, Maharaja Gopal Singh ji of Karauli in the 1700s.
The temple stands on the Trikut parvat on the banks of the Kalisil river .
On an average, more than 50 lakh devotees visit annually to have darshan of Shri Kailadevi Ma. Lakhs of devotees visit during the famous Kailadevi Chaitra Mela held during the ‘Chaitra’ Navratras. Pilgrims come from all over the country, especially from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
The temple premises are well maintained and equipped with all necessary facilities like darshan lane, bhojan vyavastha, prasad counters, havan sthali, donation counters etc. Accommodation facilities are also provided by the Trust. The booking of the accommodation can be done at the Yatri Sahayata Kendra offline, and through the website online.
The temple and surrounding areas have undergone many developments and improvements both structurally and aesthetically. Today, the temple stands as a magnificent building of gleaming white marble with the dome ornamented with gold.
The temple is accessed through a series steps leading to a hallway in front of the main sanctum with highly ornamented columns and multi-foliated arches on either side. The staircases leading to the upper floor are covered in exquisite 18th century miniatures that have been carefully conserved.
The main courtyard has a pandal, and large covered areas which provide weather protection to the darshanaarthis and are fitted with lighting, fans and other facilities. In the north-east corner of the courtyard is a Yagyashala where devotees can perform havans.
The Ganesha Temple: The Ganesha temple is one of the three identical temples in front of the main temple structure. It has multifoliated arched openings on two facades with the deity in the central enclosure. Two other facades have sandstone jaalis in the arched openings.
The Languriyaji Temple: The temple houses the murti of Languriyaji. It has a ribbed dome in sandstone with an inverted lotus painted and a metal finial raised on an octagonal drum. The drum has idols of lions on four corners.
The Shiva Temple: This temple made in the year 1983, has a similar layout to that of the adjoining two temples.
To the right of the main entrance is a Peepal tree around which a marble platform has been made. Devotees light diyas at this sacred spot.