Jai MAA KALI, This is out of 52 sati pith according to puranas. The legend is like :: Maa Sati, the wife of Shiva & daughter of Daksha Prajaapati (a descendant of Bhrama).Maa Sati married Shiva against her father wishes. Then Daksha had arranged a mahajanga to insult Almighty Shiva by inviting all GOD & Godesses except Alimghty Shiva & Maa Sati.Against Shiva's wishes, Maa Sati went to her father place but unfortunately was insulted by her father. Unable to bear this insult, Sati immolated herself on the Homa.
Enraged at the insult and the injury, Shiva through Veerabhadra, destroyed Daksha's Yagna & cut off Daksha's head and replaced it with a goat's head, but do not kill Him. After that , Almighty Shiva picked up Maa Sati's body, and performed the dance of destruction throughout the Universe.All other gods intervened to stop this dance but failed, after that the disk of Vishnu cut through the corpse of Sati, whose various parts of the body fell at several spots all through the undivided India and formed 52 Shakti Peethas today.
It is said that in Kalighat toes of the right foot of maa Sati fell.
Nakuleshwar Shiva is also there as Kal Bhairav.
The temple is near jatin das park/kalighat metro station.Temple opens from 5.00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M and 5.00 P.M to 10.30 PM.Please note tuesday & saturdays including amabashya is auspicious day for Kali bhakta.
There is a free general queue as well a Sevaits/V.I.P/Staff queue.
There are two queues-one is towards Garbha Graha (Nijo -Mandir) and another for normal Dharshan from the Varandah (Jor- bangla).
Precautious note do not mingle & take advise from panda/Touts, chances are high that you be fool.
Have great dharshan & get blessing from Maa KALI. Jai Maa Kail.