Kalighat temple, Kolkata : The most holy place of Bengal

Kalighat Temple is believed to be over 350 years old, Kali Temple at kalighat was rebuilt in 1800 and renovated in 1971. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage site on the banks of river Hooghly at Kalighat. A blackstone idol of Goddess Kali, decorated with gold and silver is ensconced here.

Thousands of devotees visit 6the temple on annual ceremonial bath. Snan Yatra, Goats are sacrificed daily to appease the Goddess and poor are fed with ‘prasad'. Nearby, keoratala Crematorium and Mother Teresa's Hospital for Dying Destitutes, Nirmal Hriday are located. The name Kalikata is belived to have been derived from it's name.

Kali ghat is one among the 51 shakti peeth. Situated on the bank of Adi Ganga, Kali ghat is one of the most holy place not only in Kolkata but in Eastern region. Trip to Kolkata is incomplete without visiting Kali ghat. It is believed that Kali ghat in 1857 the temple was in a hut and now it has been renovated.

How to reach Kalighat temple, Kolkata

Kalighat can be reached by taking a cab or taxi from major Railway station Howrah and Sealdah. Metro station is there in Kali ghat just near the temple. Tourist coming by air can either reach Kali ghat by Taxi or can take Metro train from Dum Dum which is the origin of Metro train. Local train from Dumdum airport to Sealdah is also there.

What should we carry to kalighat temple, Kolkata

Beware of pick pocket as there are many experienced person trained in thsi field. Carry minimum things and money in your front pocket. Beware of Pundas, they may make you fool at every step during darshan of Kali maa. It is better to worship and then donate as per your wish to temple and to the pundit who take care while doing puja.


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