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9 Famous Temples Must Visit in Kolkata

Kolkata temple guide, this is all about this blog post, we have discovered 9 temples in different locations from kolkata.

The capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, Kolkata is a mesmerising blend of elegant, but crumbling, Raj-era architecture, graceful gardens, crowded marketplaces, flower-bedecked, mammoth civic monuments and kolkata temple guide.

Below is the list of kolkata temple guide and why that temple is famous for ?

Kalighat Kali Temple – Kolkata

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Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple in West Bengal, India dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.

Kalighat was a Ghat (landing stage) sacred to Kali on the old course of the Hooghly river (Bhāgirathi) in the city of kolkata. The temple is now on the banks of a small canal called Adi Ganga which connects to the Hoogly.

Pilgrims from all over India irrespective of sectarian differences visit the temple. The thousands of pilgrims who flock daily to the Kalighat temple treat Kali very much like a human mother, bringing her their domestic problems and prayers for prosperity, and returning when their prayers are fulfilled to express their gratitude.

Birla Temple – Kolkata

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Birla Mandir in Kolkata, India, is a Hindu temple on Asutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Ballygunge, built by the industrialist Birla family.

Birla temple, Kolkata is open in the morning from 5.30 A.M. to 11 A.M. and in the evening from 4 .30 P.M. to 9 P.M.

On Janmashtami, the birthday of Krishna, devotees come from far away places to pay their respect to the deities. The construction of the temple began in 1970. It took 26 years to complete the entire structure.

Dakshineswar kali temple

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Dakshineswar Temple was founded on the 31st of May 1855. The Dakshineswar temple was founded on this auspicious day after facing many conflicts.

The Rani Ma called by her people out of adoration, respect and love, installed Sri Jagadishwari Ma, the mother of the universe under the priesthood of Sri Rama Kumar Chattopadhaya.

The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna, a mystic of 19th Century Bengal.

Bhukailash Temple

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This is one of the ancient (about 250 years old) Royal Family’s place known as Bhukailash Rajbari in Kolkata ,India.

It was Raja Joynarayan Ghoshal who had shifted his whole kingdom from Fort William (later the name was given by the British) to this place known as Kidderpore and built the world’s largest Shiva Linga Temples.

The “BhuKailash” name was given by Shadhok Ramprashad when he came over the place.

Sri Sri 108 Karunamoyee Kalimata Mandir

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Lake Kalibari also known as sri sri 108 Karunamoyee Kalimata is one of the most famous religious seats of Bengal.

It is also One of the most famous religious seats of Bengal, where the remembrance of God was kindled by Sri Sri Haripada Chakroborty, the revered Gurudev, was established more than 60 years ago.

For his spiritual sadhana and ardent love for the almighty mother – ‘Maa Kali’, suddenly the divine mother became an effulgence and a Light of Divinity, luminous like a thousand suns, and appeared in his thatched hut where mother Sri Sri 108 Karunamoyee Kalimata has been consecrated.

Balaram Mandir

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Balaram Mandir is a temple and a branch of Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math located at 57 Ramkanta Bose Street, Girish Avenue, Bidhan Sarani, Baghbazar, Kolkata.

Balaram Mandir was the residence of Balaram Bose, a disciple of Ramakrishna. On 1 May 1897, Swami Vivekananda organized a meeting in this house to finalize his plans to establish Ramakrishna Mission. In 1922, the converted into an independent place of worship for Ramakrishna-Vivekananda followers. In 2002, it became a branch centre of Ramakrishna Mission.

Sri Parshwanath Digambar Jain Temple

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Shree Digambar Jain Parshwanath Temple is a religious shrine flocked by many devotees, especially by the Jain community. This temple has been nicely done; With sprawling gardens and bright red entrance, the temple makes for an amazing visit.

You can also feed the fishes in the fish tank or indulge in an affair with nature, with surrounding trees and flowering plants.

One of the interesting things to observe here is the Stambha (tower) made of white marble that encapsulates within religious inscriptions and other facets of Jainism.

Sarbamangala Temple

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The Sarbamangala Temple situated at D.N. Sarkar Road, Burdwan is an old religious institution which has been built by Maharaja Kirtichand in the year 1702 A.D.

Be it mentioned that the celebrated temple and the deity has same importance and popularity as like as Kalighat, Dakshineswar and Tarapith. Hundreds of devotees feel pride on taking the blessing of Mata Sarbamangala everyday.

Bosepukur Sitala Mandir

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Bosepukur Sitala Mandir is a Hindu temple, which becomes vibrant and active during the Durga Puja Festival. It boasts of portraying one of the beautiful pandals in Kolkata, with many devotees coming in to experience this festival. Come and lose yourself amidst the rhythmic beats and beauty of this place.

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