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#27 of 279 Places To Visit in Kolkata
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address
Near Hooghly River Bank, Alambazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700035, India
contact
+91-33-25645222
entry fee
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timings
From October to March: 6:00 a.m to 12.30 p.m and 3:00 p.m to 8:30 pm From April to September: 6:00 a.m to 12.30 p.m and 3:30 p.m to 9:00 pm
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

about dakshineswar kali temple

A dream inspired the construction of the Dakshineshwar Temple in Kolkata, a structure more than 100 ft high, built within a huge complex that also houses 12 shrines dedicated to Shiva and one to Radha-Krishna. In 1847, when the wealthy widow Rani Rashmoni was preparing to leave for Varanasi, Goddess Kali appeared in her dream and said, “There is no need to go to Kashi. Install my statue in a beautiful temple on the banks of the Ganga and arrange for my worship there.” The Rani did so.

To the west of the vast temple courtyard stand 12 Shiva temples of Bengali aatchala (eight-roofs) style in a row. Sri Ramakrishna spent many years in the chamber to the north-west, a little beyond the last of the Shiva temples. Some of the most important events in this enlightened soul’s life took place at the Dakshineshwar Temple. A four-poster bed with his garlanded photograph is seen here.

With six temples on either side, a flight of steps goes down to the bathing ghat in the Hooghly. At the head of the ghat is the traditional chandni, a roofed terrace where visitors can enjoy the riverfront. To the left of the temple courtyard is the temple to Radhakanta, or Vishnu. A temple dedicated to Rani Rashmoni was added later, near the entrance.

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13 Dakshineswar Kali Temple reviews
Rahul Mukherjee
Rahul Mukherjee
Shantir aloe
Apr 07 2017
Khub bhalo bebosthapona.hajar lokkho punnarthi koto sundor bhabe pujo dite paren ja Bharoter r kothao nei. Rahul mukherjee
Pradip Pani
Pradip Pani
jai ma
Mar 24 2015
Jai ma Bhabatarini.Excellent atmosphere.ma er ki sundar mahima.jai ma,jai ma,jay ma.pujo dia khub halo laglo.
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