Kalighat Temple

  • It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas
  • The name Calcutta is said to have been derived from the word Kalighat.
  • Dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
  • The present idol of touchstone was created by two saints - Brahmananda Giri and Atmaram Giri.
  • Kalighat is also associated with the worship offered to Kali by a Dasanami Monk by name Chowranga Giri, and the Chowringee area of Calcutta is said to have been named after him.
  • Kalibari Road, Kolkata
  • Everyday 5 am to 2 pm ; 5 pm to 10:30 pm 
Entrance Fee
  • Free
Restaurants nearby
  • Sweet revenge, Alibabas, Peep-N-In.
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