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Kalighat Kali Temple | West Bengal, kolkata

Located in West Bengal, Kalighat Kali Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas of India. In the 16th century, King Manasingha built the small hut temple of Goddess Kali that was known to be the original temple of Kali Maa. Later on, the zamindars from the Sabarna Roy Chowdhury family of Barisha created the present Kalighat Kali temple in 1809.

Legend

Kalighat Kali Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths. According to the legends, it is believed that the toe of Devi Sati fell here after the Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu mutilated the lifeless body of Sati from the clutch of Lord Shiva, Her consort. This temple is part of the famous Shaktipeetha Darshan Yatra of West Bengal and Shaktipeethas.

Architecture

The premise of  Kalighat Kali Temple includes the main Sanctum Sanctorum, and the Nat Mandir (the hall from where the devotees offer the prayers and the puja.) The half bust idol of the Goddess is visible. The widened tongue of the divine mother is made of pure gold. Besides there are temple like Nakuleswar  Mahadev- her Consort, Radha Krishna, Shani maharaj, Sosti tala, Sitola Mandir, Kundu Pukur and the Ghat by the Adi Ganga (a ca...View more

Darsan Info

One can visit Kalighat Kali temple at

Morning 5.00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M
Evening 5.00 P.M to 10.30 P.M

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Darsan Dresscode

No Special Dress code to have darsan at Kalighat Kali temple

Culture

Calcutta or today's Kolkata, known as the cultural capital of India has contributed immensely in enriching the cultural aspects of not only the whole Bengal but represented India to the world in though literature, theater, music, art, craft and other performing arts.
Bengalis boast on their first Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Laureate Mother Teresa, the great filmmaker and Oscar winner for his lifetime achievement Satyajit Ray, world-famous filmmakers Mrinal Sen, Rittik Ghatak, the first Bengal Generation of the Beat Poets- The trio- Sakti Chatterjee, Sunil Ganguly and Subhas Mukherjee who reflected the efflorescence of the revolutionary poesy in their poetry that Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and many other poets introduced in the West.
Even today, Kolkata stands among the top listing stops that stage the finest theaters, musical performances and recitations.
Bengal is also famous for its handloom. Over the centuries, the Tant saree from Fulia, Sahantipur or that of the Silk from Murshidabad, Bishnupur, and Bankura have created a deep impact on not only the Bengali women but also among saree connoisseurs throughout the country and abroad.
Calcutta houses some of the finest and world-class art galleries such as the Academy of Fine arts, CIMA Art Gallery, Gaganendra Art Gallery and so on. This is the home of world- famous artists.
Bengali cuisine has also entered the world panorama for its finest sweet delicacies and fish preparations that are exclusively crafted with traditional Bengali fervor with its best. People coming to Bengal cannot afford to miss out the exclusive sweet dishes such as rosogolla, chhanar gilipi, Misti Doi (sweet yoghurt), langcha and payesh prepared with date molasses.

Language Spoken:Bengali, Hindi, English

Location and Contact

Kalighat Kali Temple, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700026
+91 3322436440

Kolkata is well-connected with roadways, water-ways, airways and railways. The nearesst railway station is Howrah Junction from where devotees can get both bus and taxis to reach kalighat kali temple located at South Kolkata. People seeking to reach kalighat kali temple from the Dumdum/Netaji Subhas International Airport can get rental cars and taxis. Kolkata is well-connected via the Kona Express way, Delhi Highway and many almost alll the mjor places. Thus, reaching kalighat kali temple via roadways from different states is easier.

Additional Info

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    The Gateway

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    Maharahtra Niwas
    Hotel Raj
    Homely Raj Hotel,
    Mysore Guest House, Venkateswara Hotel, Hotel Siddharth,
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Temple Rituals

At Kalighat Kali Temple daily morning and evening Aarti and Bhoga offerings are made to the Goddess.

Regular Offerings

Red hibiscus flowers, sweets, candles, incense, animal sacrifce (on special occasions)

Special rituals

Kali Puja, Durga Puja
Poila Baishak
The Bengali New Year
Akshaya Tritiya

famous Festivals

The main festivals at Kalighat Kali Templeare:-

Jan :- Paush Kali
April :- Polila Boishak(The Bengali New year)
Oct :- Durga Puja

During all Amavasyas,the Kalighat Kali Devi is worshipped in  with utmost grandeur. Important Amavasyas are Kaushiki Amavasya, Mahalaya, and the Amavasya on the Kali Puja.

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