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Kalighat Kali Temple

Kalighat Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Kalighat Temple Where the sublime and the foul come face to face   If you've never been to Kolkata, it's impossible to prepare yourself for the... more »
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Bangalore, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I was appalled by the brazen nature in which the priests standing right in front of the goddess demands money from everyone. It killed my devotion. How can we allow this to go scot free? It tarnishes our image as a nation and our religion.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's surely a great place to see the deep religion and practice of the hindi culture in the city of Kolkata.

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Bangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had a very bad experience out here. I had gone here with my wife and her family and they all are from kolkatta. they took me there as it was my first time in Kol. I loved the rustic look of the city but the feel started fading when i walked into this temple. It was dirty and people... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Kolkata is named after Kali temple .It was known as "KALI KSHETRA" which means "ABODE OF KALI".Later it was named as Kolkata which came from root word Kali Kshetra. Visited this temple in 2005 with friends.Again visited recently in Aug 2014 with Parents. Temple is good but Priests made it a business center. One-time visit because of those priests..

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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had been in Kolkata for more than 6 years and have visited this temple various times. Its a very holy temple but not maintained properly. Because of so many devotees coming it a bit dirty and the priests out there have made it business house. If you are a tourist and coming for the first time be a little... More

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Karnataka, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The temple is beautiful. It has its own charm, but the vendors and street hawkers and other people simply trying to fool the people and make money for themselves. We were heavily looted and at the end it really left a very bad taste in the mouth. You go to a temple for religious gratification and to seek blessings of... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Its a holy place to visit with family and friends.you may have a different feeling with serene beuty to see around the godes and the din and noise and chanting mantras , the priests... lots of devotees from all over the world for pilgrimage. If u come to kolkata you must visit kalighat temple

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Darshan of MAA provides the devotees with eternal feeling.... touts may bother you but please go to darshan queue...

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali.or Kali Matha. It is located at Kalighat Road Kolkata and well connected by Tram, Bus and Metro services.. It.is a very busy area with devotees pouring in throughout the day. There is a nearby Police Thana called Kalighat Police Station.The Priests or Pandas take advantage of huge... More

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Kolkota (Old name Calcutta) city in west Bengal state of India is one of the oldest cities. This very very old Kali temple at Kalighat Road has its own Tram and Bus Station. A must visit by one and all who come to Calcutta for any reason. It is said that your wishes get fulfilled after the Darshan of Ma... More

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