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About Dakshineswar Kali Temple

The Dakshineswar Kali Temple was built by Rani Rashmoni who was a firm believer of Maa Kali. It was built during the mid-19th century and has a strong collaboration with the Ramakrishna. There are twelve temples in the premises of the main temple. Some of them are – A temple dedicated to Radha-Krishna, temple of Lord Shiva, and the temple of Nahavat–Khana. The Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a fine specimen of the rich Bengali architecture. It has a three storey building with the temple facing in the south direction. The temple stands at the height of 46 feet and has a huge staircase. Exquisite ‘Nava Ratna’ that means nine spires are constructed in an elegant manner. The central part of the temple is known as ‘Garbha Griha,' which has a stunning idol of the Kali Maa. This idol is known as “Bhavataraini” and is erected in the middle of the sanctum of the temple. In the statue, you will find the deity standing on the chest of Shiva. Two more idols are made of a lotus flower made up of silver. You will find 12 temples of Shiv Ji just next to the Dakshineswar Kali Temple. The temple is visited by a large number of pilgrims during the year.

Historical Context: This temple dates back to 18th Century.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Pets
  • Allowed Camera

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