Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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. To visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple and get the most from your holiday in Kolkata (Calcutta), create itinerary details personal to you using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary maker .
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  • Long queue found saturday evening. Cant wait for our darshan. Just prayed from distance. Very religious place with good Aarti. Can not carry camera shoes handbags. Token with payment you have to depos...  more »
  • Jai Maa Kali. Pure religious place. Environment was good . I offered prayer over there. I went there with my parents an uncle.  more »
  • Awesome place for maa kali devotees. Historical temple of maa kali and also remember it for shri ramkrishna paramhans  more »
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  • i will suggest to go by road, parking facility is available. i will also suggest to visit at winter, so it won't be a problem to stay under sun all day. this place is very clean, organized. the vendors here and the priests are good too. no one is forced to pay money here. the entire area is being watched by special force. the Ghat behind the temple is clean to, and people can bath here. and there's this charming view from this Ghat. a great place to visit with friends and family.
  • Excluding the crowd the environment is full of spiritual greatness. This place is witness of revolutionary moment in India. The revolutionary personality is raised here. When I take breathe and try to feel the smell of great spirituality. One outfit come into my mind , outfit with 'Gerua'. Temple closed after 12pm and open 3 pm again
  • Very nice and pious place. A must visit place for Hindus. Usually doesn't remain crowded except on special days. Can take your own time trolling the compound. No harassment of pandas here unlike Kalighat temple. Temple closes at 12:30 or 1 pm and reopens at 3:30 or 4 pm as told by the locals. So make sure you are here not in between these hours. Photography not allowed inside. Have to deposit bags, cameras and mobiles before entering the temple.
  • A very crowded place, devotees are always present and in this place. People come to worship Goddess kali. Good discipline is maintained and nice food is available in nearby hotels. A beautiful ghat is also present nearby.
  • Great place to worship. Nicely connected with rail and road. No problems with beggers, good parking space which and afford more than 1k cars. This temple is totally maintained by Ram Krishna Mission so it is very disciplined place.

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