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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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  • We visited this temple in January 2017. It was a Saturday and extremely busy. We refused most of the people that accosted us to accompany us at the temple for a nominal fee. We had to store our footwe...  more »
  • One of 51shaktipeeths of godess Shakti.it is an ancient temple of Kolkata.this temple dedicated to godess Kali is very much popular among locals and tourists alike. Situated among Central location in ...  more »
  • Be careful of touts! Pretend you know where you are going. Walk fast. Visit a shop nearer to the temple, buy some pedas or flowers, leave your footwear there itself. Walk in staright, take darshan and...  more »
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  • This place is amazing. One of the crowded place in kolkata. The holiest place to see . How to reach ???? Ans - If you travelling from Delhi, Mumbai and any other state from India you have to arriave at Howrah station first then you easily find taxi and bus to this place. The Taxi fare depends on meter , But the ac bus fare is rs 20 per person
  • Behaviour of panda( pujari)too bad.very short area and very crowed.the temple is also good. JAI KALI KALKATE WALI TERA VACHAN NA JAYE KHALI. JAI MAA KALI
  • Yes, This the same place which I use to chant in my childhood Jai Kali Kalkatte wali, The Temple is well preserved and maintenance is fine, the temple premises is too much messy and crowded by local shop owners, it is always crowded because of its fame, easy to teach by Kolkata metro, the bengali Pooja is incredible, one must watch their ritual and customs of worshipping goddess Kali.
  • Famous Kali temple of kalighat.maa Kali goddesses Kali temple.hostorical temple.the place of worship maa Kali.
  • The most respectable place. Many foreigners with whome I associated when come to Kolkata, visited to this Kali Temple in their first choice. They bought god kali momento from here. That is Kalighat Kali bari.