Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Dakshineswar Kali Temple
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
05:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 20:00
Monday
05:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
Thursday
05:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
Friday
05:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
Saturday
05:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
Sunday
05:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
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Ranjana Mitra
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Must visit place. When anyone goes there and do meditation there, that person will be getting immense peace.
Jul 2020
Must visit place. When anyone goes there and do meditation there, that person will be getting immense peace.
Written 14 June 2021
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sanju_222323
New Jersey12,279 contributions
beautiful silhouette....
Apr 2021
Temple is situated at Dakshineswar, Built on the bank of the River Ganga, Dakshineswar Mandir creates a beautiful silhouette. Unlike many other temples of India, the Dakshineswar temple dress code is pretty relaxed. No, you don’t have to wear a dhoti, or kurta-pajama, or sari. It is a house of God, so any clothing that is not disrespectful is acceptable.

some history: Dakshineswar Temple was built by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and widow of a wealthy zamindar of Bengal. Rani Rashmoni became a devotee of Goddess Kali in her later years. She dedicated the Dakshineswar Temple to Bhabatarini, a benevolent aspect of Goddess Kali. It took about 9 years to raise this shrine and worship started in the year 1855.

The star of the Dakshineswar Temple has been Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa Dev. This mystic saint of Bengal functioned as the priest of the Bhabatarini shrine of Dakshineshwar in the early years of the temple’s establishment. Sri Ramakrishna has devotees all across India and abroad. They have also contributed to making Dakshineswar Temple a popular place to visit in West Bengal.

You can reach here by the most convenient way which is Metro, Dakshineswar metro railways st is connected by skywalk bridge, 300m far. on the way, you can get prasad, flowers to offer.
Written 9 May 2021
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s0ma
New Delhi, India62 contributions
Magnificent Hindu Temple
Mar 2021
Located on the bank of the river Hooghly, Dakshineshwar is one of the most famous Hindu temple and should be on your to-do list while visiting Kolkata.

The entree to the temple is free but they don't allow mobile phone and footwear, so you can either deposit it outside the temple at one of the official counters for a very minimal fee or if you buy prasad and flowers, you can keep your belongings with them too.

Avoid Tuesdays and Saturdays as these are very rushed up days. The temple opens early morning around 5am but closes in the afternoon for some time between 1-4pm, so avoid visiting during those hours.
Written 10 April 2021
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racehorse2021
Bengaluru, India6 contributions
a must visit temple in kolkata
Mar 2021
Must visit place, nostalgic feeling for kolkatan people to visit this heritage temple and experience the legacy. Worship god. avoid taking bath in ganga as the water is very dirty. jai ma kali
Written 26 March 2021
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Manish Mishra
1 contribution
You will get robbed here
Mar 2021
Beware of the scammers at the gate of the temple, they might ask you for little money to show you around, but when you go inside they will scam you for thousands
Written 15 March 2021
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Mandy
5 contributions
Holy Place to Visit
Feb 2021
One Should Visit Dakshineshwar once in Life . Best Holy place to visit . Lifetime Experience . # Jaishivsambhu
Written 10 March 2021
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Sushma Mukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3 contributions
divine place
Mar 2021
Nothing to say about it. World renowned place. Good security and very fast in paying homage to Goddess Kali. It's a divine feeling.. no words to describe a place like this.. feels like heaven whenever I come here
Written 6 March 2021
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Aditi G
48 contributions
Must visit - very nice temple
Feb 2021 • Couples
Nice Dharshan, no pushing / Although there was long queue, but it was well managed. Tips for travellers- do not carry your mobile and sleepers also leave in car if possible. Car parking is close by , it will save your time. Earlier you get in the queue better it is. Temple closes at 12:30 - so plan your visit accordingly.
Written 22 February 2021
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Rohit Kumar
5 contributions
Joy Maa Kali
Jan 2021
A really Nice & Peaceful Place , where all devotee can visit & get a peaceful atmosphere near the Ganga River Bank .
Written 30 January 2021
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Abhisek De
Brussels, Belgium74 contributions
Very famous Kali temple along the banks of Hoogly river
Dec 2020
One of India's most famous shrine located on the banks of Hoogly river in North-Kolkata. If you are ever in Kolkata then I recommend you to visit this Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Kali. The temple is very well connected via public transport.

A word of caution: No mobile phones, camera and personal handbags are allowed inside. So you will have deposit them at the counter before entering inside.

Inside the temple premise one have to queue to enter the main temple to offer puja. There are other temples also inside the premise. Several number of them are devoted to Shiva.

In general the temple premise is very clean and no hawkers/beggars will bother you once inside the premise.

I will recommend to purchase sweets, incense sticks, candles and flowers to be purchased before you leave for the trip else you will may buy from several shops near the premise.
Written 5 January 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 16:00 - 20:00
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