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About Kalighat Kali Temple

The Kalighat Kali Temple is one of the fifty-one Shakti Peethas in India. The temple is located on the Ghats that were peculiar to Goddess Kali and hence is known as Kalighat Kali Temple. The Kali Temple lies on the banks of a river canal named Adi Canal which later merges with the Hooghly. A large number of devotees visit this temple from different parts of India. They worship Ma Kali as their mother who listens to all the problems of her devotees and lessens their pain. The pilgrims visit the temple as a token of love and devotion when their desires are fulfilled. There are strong mythological beliefs attached to the Kalighat Kali Temple. Calcutta is said to be named after the name of the Goddess Kali. You will find the stunning idol of Ma Kali in the temple. The hands and tongue of the idol are made up of Gold. There are many other temples in the campus of the main temple. Sosthi Tala, Nat Mandir, Jor Bangla, Harkath Tala and the Radha Krishna Temple are some of them. The people visit this temple with great belief and reverence. They offer flowers and prasad to the Goddess Kali.

Historical Context: British era temple dedicated to goddess Kali.

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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