Kalighat, Kolkata
Heritage Site

Kalighat

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Kalighat
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12 Ratings & 9 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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9 traveller reviews for Kalighat

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Ashwin Sarda
  • Ashwin Sarda
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 222 Reviews

"Astounding Place!"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Kalighat is vibrant and has a brilliant visual impact. This is one of the most famous places for followers of goddess Kali. I was visiting this place during Bengali New Year and the sight was like massive carnival the place was filled with....... More
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Abhijit Gupta
  • Abhijit Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 252 Reviews

"One of the most important pilgrimage centres"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Kalighat is a very popular temple of goddess Kali and devotees visit this temple everyday in huge number. The place is for pilgrimage but there is no control over pundits. They will charge anything they feel like. The stall owners from where....... More
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Prashant shekhar
  • Prashant shekhar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews

"Popular religious place in Kolkata"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is a temple of Goddess Kali the deity of power. Temple has a millions of followers; but the surroundings are not in its best conditions. More
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Raman
  • Raman
  • 5 Reviews

"Bad temple administration"

  • 2.00/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
The temple administration is very bad. No control on priests.Every person around in the temple is fleecing the pilgrims and very unsafe for money and belongings. More
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Biswadeb Mukhopadhyay
  • Biswadeb Mukhopadhyay
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Popular religious atrraction"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
Kalighat is a religious attraction in Kolkata-the abode of Goddess Kali. Also this area is a prominent position since the West Bengal Chief Minister Miss Mamata Banerjee resides here-in this locality. More
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About Kalighat

Build by a Brahmin Zamindar, Sabarna Roy Choudhury, the Kalighat Temple is a place for worshipping Goddess Kali. It is said that the old temple was housed within a small hut. It was only in 1809 when the construction of the present day temple began.

In the 16th century the original temple was set up by King Manasingha. Several thousands of years ago when Lord Shiva was performing his looming dance, more popularly known as Pralay in Hindu mythology, he carried his dead wife, Sati on his shoulder. In order to stop this menace Lord Vishnu sliced Goddess Sati with his Chakra. The body parts of the Goddess fell in several places where Lord Shiva travelled with the corpse.

All these places became prominent attractions of Hindu pilgrimage. Kalighat is believed to be a place where Goddess Sati’s last finger of her left hand was dropped. During Diwali and Navratri, the temple is decorated with flowers and thousands of lamps. People from all over the country visit the temple to offer their prayers to the Goddess.

Timing:  5:00 am – 3:00 pm
              5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 

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