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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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  • I visited this temple after standing in the queue for half an hour. The temple premises is not clean and the tradition of sacrificing animals should be done in a closed room and not openly....But afte...  more »
  • I cannot thank the security enough at this temple for assisting my elderly mother with wheelchair and ensuring that she could get a easy darshan. Its helpful people like these who make Kolkatta so lik...  more »
  • wonderful and nice place. Must go for any person having even little bit of devotion and believer of God.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pleaceful place.. always crowded.. fantastic environment.. Famous kali temple in kolkata.. one of the historical place

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