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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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  • We have visited Kali maa Mandir and that place very beautiful , my friends given Pooja ,we enjoyed that day,that is memorable for me.  more »
  • Situated on the northern outskirts of Kolkata, this large temple complex of the Goddess Kali is where Ramkrishnadev used to perform Puja and also was the place of his Sadhana.  more »
  • This is a very old and famous Goddess Kali temple situated on the ghats of Hoogly River. People can also reach by boar from Belurmat.The temple structure is very beautifully articated. One must visit ...  more »
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  • These pictures are taken a while back. Always loved it there. There's a myth related to this temple that goddess kali used to come to life from her idol to talk to her devotees long long back. And this lore moved me to my core. Since then, I love visiting every once in a while.
  • Taking photo inside the temple premises is prohibited. Good systems are available to the devotees for putting their mobile phones, shoes and other accessories into lockers against very nominal amount. Shoes can also be kept at prasad counters at the shopping block. Overall experience has always been great.
  • This is one of the most famous temple in India.. Temple is situated near hooghly river which makes the temple most beautiful..boat service is available and railways station is also located nearby..for private vehicles adequate parking lot available.. photography is strictly prohibited in the temple premises..
  • Well maintained temple. Much less dirty than most of the other temples. Easily holds a big numbers of devotees everyday due to very well established security systems. Taking photo inside the temple premises is prohibited. Good systems are available to the devotees for putting their mobile phones, shoes and other accessories into lockers against very nominal amount. Shoes can also be kept at prasad counters at the shopping block. Overall experience has always been great.
  • Temple is place where Peace prevails. I happened to visit at temple at 0545 hrs in morning when temple was about to open. You should must visit at early hours if you want to have a divine experience. Well Connected by Road and Dakshinewar Station is also near. I would suggest to go by Road.Parking facility is available. Security is well maintained. If you are having a traditional frame of mind.. Take dip in river towards bridge in the vicinity of temple and then experience the solitude inside the premises of temple. After offering pooja you can have a light breakfast if you please. Your experience will be a lifetime and divine and for sure..Must Visit..πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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