Kalighat Kali Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Dedicated to the goddess Kali, Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple and one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, consecrated places of worship. Every day, thousands of pilgrims visit this site set on the bank of a canal to pay their respects to a goddess that resembles a mother to them. The image of Kali itself is unique in this temple, differing from others with its three huge eyes, tongues made of gold, and four hands. As you wander, look for the Sosthi Tala, a sacred altar where all the priests are female. Put Kalighat Kali Temple at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    If you are religious person you should definitely go here. Else give it a miss. The place is crowded, dirty and full of scamsters out there to get your money. The pandas hovering around should be avoi...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    A must visit temple if in Kolkatta. It can be reached from Jatin Das or Khalighat Metro station. Just beware of Pandits and try to avoid them and don't communicate. outside there is nice small market ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    One of the oldest temple of goddess kali in kolkata. A must visit place for the devotee of goddess kali.bu be aware of the pandas outside the gate.  more »
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  • May 6, 2017
    One of the most popular and famous temple and certainly holiest one. Surroundings not clean and panda, thieves are there in strong numbers. Ma and Temple both superb. Management should take take necessary steps to make it more neat and clean.
  • July 15, 2017
    Kali God is very awesome and very powerful but all the mediators have spoiled the temple holiness they cheat being near temple .We need to be very careful .
  • May 3, 2017
    I have visited many temples but I have never experienced anything like this. The temple grounds were buzzing with people, and we would not have been able to find our way without the guidance, both physical and spiritual, from a priest which we much appreciated. I expected to give to the temple, but I was surprised at how much was expected. Even so it was an incredible experience which lingers long.
  • June 24, 2017
    Very popular temple amongst Hindu deities. The place is usually crowded and a set of people are after you for buying their goods. The people inside the temple too demand money for mentioning your name to goddess, like any other religious place.
  • July 15, 2017
    Pleaceful place.. always crowded.. fantastic environment.. Famous kali temple in kolkata.. one of the historical place

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