Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Open Time : 6:00 Am–12:30 Pm & 3:00 Pm –8:30 Pm
Entry : free
Address : Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Why to visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple
The 25-acre Dakshineswar temple was constructed in the traditional Bengali "Nava-Ratna" or "nine spires" style of construction. The three-story temple, which faces south, features nine spires spread across the top two stories and is perched on a high platform accessed by stairs. Its dedicated to Goddess Kali.
The main temple is constructed in an area of about 46 square feet and is elevated by a high platform and a set of stairs, giving it a height of more than 100 feet (30m). An audience room is located in a small, covered verandah.
An adherent of Kali named Rani Rashmoni erected the temple in 1855 CE. According to legend, Rani Rashmoni had a dream during her journey to Varanasi in which she received the command to erect a Kali temple. The dream deeply impacted her, and in 1847 she began building the temple, which she finished in 1855.
During the Kali Puja, the temple is the main draw. The temple is exquisitely decked with flowers and fantastic lighting. Additionally, on Amavasya, a sizable number of devotees are drawn to the shrine. The Sandhya Aarti, which is genuinely spectacular, is the main attraction on Tuesdays and Saturdays, which have long been seen to be auspicious days for Kali worship.
FAQ on Dakshineswar Kali Temple
What attractions are near Dakshineswar Kali Temple?
Attractions near Dakshineswar Kali Temple: (0.54 km) Nivedita Bridge (6.26 km) Calcutta Capsule (0.90 km) Yogoda Satsanga Society of India
What restaurants are near Dakshineswar Kali Temple?
Restaurants near Dakshineswar Kali Temple: (7.56 km) Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy (9.41 km) Social Kitchen (1.14 km) Athiti Apyayan
What hotels are near Dakshineswar Kali Temple?
Hotels near Dakshineswar Kali Temple: (0.14 km) OYO 13568 Debalay Guest House (6.54 km) Calcutta Bungalow (7.75 km) Holiday Inn Express Kolkata
How to reach Dakshineshwar Temple?
The temple is roughly 12 kilometres away from the airport. To get to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, one can take an auto taxi or a taxi. The temple is around 700 metres away from the train station. From Dakshineswar Railway Station, you can walk to the temple complex and find Dakshineswar Kali Temple. From any city, the temple complex is accessible by cab, private bus, and Transport Corporation buses.
Using camera , mobile or any electronic device is strictly prohibited as it is not permissible inside the temple.
By Rebecca Lal