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Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

PWD Rd | near Bally Bridge (Vivekananda Setu), Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I first time went there after passing out from school. After that I couldn't stop myself to pay frequent visit at this place. Every time I visit and feel something new which I never feel before. The serenity and spirituality touch my heart make me feel divine towards godless Kali. The prayer and Arati is another attraction besides the sunset... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Irrespective of the fact whether you are Hindu or not, get time out to visit this temple. Remember Thakur Ramakrishna Paramhansa showed us that there is no single way of reaching God. This is echoed throughout the temple with no one pestering for dakshinas or pujas. If you have nothing to do, just idle out some time below the banyan... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The temple is a beautiful place but serene would hardly be a word i could use to describe the place. The hustle and bustle of devotees (in millions) and the continues heckling of priests (mainly for foreigners) , touts leaves a rather bitter memory.To the temples credit I must admit, its far better organised than most other temples in and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

a very nice place to visit within north kolkata. little bit congested in time of any special day. avoid visit on weekends for excessive crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful temple of Ma Kali just by river Ganges it has the temple built by Rani Rashmoni for her chief priest Sri Ramkrishna lots of devotees come to pray in this temple and bathe in the holy Ganges by the side of the temple

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Dakshineswar Temple, popular among the many Bengalis as Dokkhineshshor Kali Mondir, is dedicated to empress Kali and located in Dakshineswar which is close to Howrah. The temple is presided over by the deity of Bhavatarini who was previously Kali’s aspect and situated on the Hooghly River bank in the eastern region. The deity represents a lady who frees her devotees... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This temple by the river Ganges is the abode of not just the goddess Kali but also her devotee Sri Ramakrishna who lived here as the chief priest. He treated Maa Kali as a living presence and would converse with her; he saw her in a little girl who helped him pluck flowers for worship every morning-and could not be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

it is the place of Sadhak Ramakrishna Paramahansa Dev, whose disciple is Swami Vivekananda. the Goddess Kali at this temple , on the bank of river ganges stand s and reminds the ancient India when only the Saints and learneds ruled the society. it is a Shakto Pith. very sacred Hindu worship place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Last day I visit Dakshineshwar I felt very quite feelings..... if any one want to visit Kolkata then must visit Dakshineshwar ..... Basically this is a kali temple but this place is popular not just because of there have Kali temple also for Sri Ramkrishna,when you visit their you feel Sri Ramkrishna now also stay in their with his love... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A visit in the early morning is a perfect way to start the day. Expect large queues for darshan on Tuesday and Saturday. Please see the room occupied by Sri Ramakrishna on the premises. Nahabath where Sri Sarada Devi used to stay is also in the same compound.

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