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Visit Kalighat Kali Temple

A popular religious attraction of Kolkata, Kalighat Kali Temple is considered as one of the 52 Shakti Peethas (places where the various parts of Sati's body are believed to have fallen, in the course of Shiva's Rudra Tandava) of India. Kalighat is said to be the site where the toes of the right foot of Sati fell. In earlier years, the image of the deity was incomplete as only the face was constructed. Later on over the years, the hands (made of gold and silver), the tongue and jewellery were added to the idol of goddess Kali. 

A popular religious attraction of Kolkata, Kalighat Kali Temple is considered as one of the 52 Shakti Peethas (places where the various parts of Sati's body are believed to have fallen, in the course of Shiva's Rudra Tandava) of India. Kalighat is said to be the site where the toes of the right foot of Sati fell. In earlier years, the image of the deity was incomplete as only the face was constructed. Later on over the years, the hands (made of gold and silver), the tongue and jewellery were added to the idol of goddess Kali. The temple receives a huge number of devotees especially on auspicious occasions like Kali Puja, Poila Boishakh, Durga Puja and the Bengali New Year day.
Some relevant pointers for visitors include the following:

  • The temple is located in South Kolkata. Buses and trams are easily available from all parts of Kolkata to Kalighat.
  • Nearest Metro Stations: Jatin Das Park (Northern Exit) and Kalighat (Southern Exit).
  • Opening Hours of the temple: 5.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
  • In order to avoid crowd, visit the temple on Wednesday or Thursday.

 

Timing

All days of the week 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

PREFFERED BY

God Lovers ,Experience Seekers ,Photo Fanatics

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    City
  • Altitude

    9 m
  • STD Code

    033
  • Best Season

    Oct - Mar
  • State/Code

    /700xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Bengali, Hindi, English