Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata. Important visiting information

Opening Time : 06:00 AM Closing Time : 09:00 PM
Open : Daily Closed on public holidays : No
Entery fee : Free Authorization : No
Contact No : 25645222 View address & how to reach
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    Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata

    More about Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata and Historical Information

    Dhakshineshwar Kali temple is situated on the banks of Hooghly in Kolkata. It is one of the most pious and sacred temple in west Bengal. Built by Rani Rasmoni, the presiding deity is Bhavatarini. Bhavatarni means one who liberates devotees from the ocean of existence. It is one of the most visited Kali temples in the world.
    According to legend Rani Rasmoni had a dream where the goddess Kali instructed her to build a temple. She bought a land on the banks of Hooghly and started the construction. The temple was finally completed in 1855. She offered the place of the head priest to Ram Kumar Chhattopadhyay, who was the elder brother of Ramakrishna. After the death of Ram Kumar, Ramakrishna overtook the duty as the head priest. Ramakrishna was perhaps the most famous saint and devotee of the goddess Kali. He was also the mentor of Swami Vivekananda.
    The temple is built in traditional Bengali style. The Garba-griha contains the idol of goddess Kali standing on the chest of lying Lord Shiva. The idols are placed on thousand petal lotus made of silver.
    Tuesdays and Saturdays witness large crowd as it is considered an auspicious day for worshipping goddess Kali. The best time to visit the temple is in the morning. If you are not afraid of large crowd evening arti is the best time to visit.

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    Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata address and how to reach

    Address : Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Alambazar, Klokata-700035 West Bengal, INDIA

    How To Reach: "By Train: 8.9 KM away from Kolkata Railway Station
    By Air: 11.5 KM away from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport "

    Railway Address :Kolkata Railway Station (Chitpur Station), Belgachia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004 Airport Address :Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Jessore Rd, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal 700052


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