Kali Temple

Kali Temple

  • Kolkata
  • West Bengal
  • India
#2
Amont Things to Do in Kolkata
  • Established 1809

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Kali Temple, Kolkata Overview

One of the 51 Shakti Peeths, the Kali Temple in Kalighat (Kolkata is visited by hordes of religious devotees from across the country and outside. Believed to be around 200 years old, the temple is located along the banks of Adi Ganga, which is connected to the Hooghly River. As per the popular legend, the Sati’s toes fell on the spot where the temple is erected during the Rudra Tandav.

 

The Statue Of Kali
An interesting thing about the Kali image in the temple is that it is very different from the images of the goddess found in other parts of West Bengal. The unique statue was made by 2 renowned saints jointly i.e. Brahmananda Giri and Atmaram Giri.

 

Radha Krishna Temple
Alternatively referred to as the Shamo-Ray Temple, it is located in the west wing of the main temple. A separate vegetarian bhog is prepared for Radha and Krishna within the kitchen inside this temple.

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