Dakshineswar Kali Temple Kolkata West Bengal

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Listed in India, West Bengal

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. The primary deity of this temple is Bhavatarini Kali, an aspect of Mother Goddess. Bhavatarini literally means “The goddess who liberates Her devotees from Samsara – the ocean of existence. The temple lies on the eastern bank of the Ganga river was constructed by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. Dakshineswar Temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

There are twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva — Kali’s companion and a temple to Radha-Krishna. A series of 12 identical Shiva temples can be seen within the premises. Each of the shrines houses Shiva lingas done in black stone. The Vishnu Temple or the Radha Kanta’s Temple is located to the north east of the Temple Complex.

Important Festivals

Kali Puja
Snana Yatra
Kalpataru Day

Temple Timings

From October to March: 6:00 am to 12.30 pm and 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
From April to September: 6:00 am to 12.30 pm and 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

How to reach

11 Km – Distance from Howrah Railway Station to Dakshineswar Kali Temple.


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