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Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Join the flock of devotees of the revered Kali goddess, and visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a 19th-century Hindu temple renowned for its association with Ramakrishna, a famous mystic. Philanthropist Rani Rashmoni built the temple in 1855, and subsequently appointed the influential Ramakrishna as its priest. Admire the picturesque, nine-spired main shrine, roam the courtyard, and view the temple’s ghat, steps used for bathing on the bank of the Ganges. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kolkata (Calcutta) holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • its a siddheswari temple of kali maa with ancient story that kali maa presence was there long me ago  more »
  • A beautiful temple, on the Hooghly not set up for foreign tourists, but obviously very popular for locals. We had a terrible 2 hour taxi ride to get here, with a driver that would not follow our direc...  more »
  • Had a great darshan ,was not at all crowded probably being Wednesday, too many touts who you should never entertain ,just out to fleece you. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
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  • This temple has great religious view in India. It is on the bank of river Ganga. One can reaches here by train, bus, boat from main Kolkata. Nearest railway station is Dakhineshwar. For boat fairy available. Here inside the temple photography not allowed but you can get awesome view from ganga river bank.When the sun goes to set it looks so amazing. Joy Maa Kali.
  • nice place with full of bhakti for maa kali jai maa kali
  • this is the most disciplined religious temple that one may find in India.beautiful place at the banks of river ganga.there are no such priests who will force you for money. you just need to wait in a queue and offer your prayings all by yourself.enter the temple premises from the side that faces the ganga as the line within the temple premises are relatively short than those which extend outside.
  • The deity is a sight to behold, standing tall in all her glory. The architecture of the temple is pure Bengali style and neatly laid out. There is a room with shri Ramkrishna's belongings where you can pray and meditate. Ma Sarada's home is right outside the main temple area near the ghat. The temple is well managed and clean (or at least they try to keep the premises clean). There are designated areas for everything - counters for submitting mobiles, enclosures for buying offerings, an area for refreshments, all efficiently managed. However, the town and the approach path to the temple is filthy and badly needs attention. Housing a temple of international repute calls for the civic authorities to take note of the road conditions.
  • Its a great place to visit!! One can feel the motherly love Sri Sri Ramkrishna had for his Maa KAALI!!