Dakshineswar Kali Temple Timings:
From October to March:
Mornings: 6:00 a.m to 12.30 p.m
Evenings: 3:00 p.m to 8:30 pm.
From April to September:
Mornings: 6.00 a.m to 12.30 p.m
Evenings: 3:30 p.m to 9:00 pm.
The famous Dakshineswar Kali Temple is situated along the Vivekananda Bridge north of Calcutta, at a distance of 20 km from BBD Bagh. This 12-spired temple built by Rani Rashmoni in 1847 consists of a spacious courtyard and is surrounded by another 12 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. This world famous pilgrimage centre is associated with Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the great philosopher and sage, who attained spiritual vision here and preached the unity of all religions.
While Ramakrishna served as the head priest in this temple, from the beginning days itself his heart was filled with a unique form of love for the Goddess Kali, which in Hinduism was termed as “maha-bhava”. While worshiping the deity of Kali, Ramakrishna would reach in an elated state of love for the Goddess so that he would often fall in spiritual trance and lose all his consciousness of the external world. By his deep devotion (Bhakthi), Ramakrishna attained the realization of the Absolute.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple Address:
May Dibas Pally,
West Bengal – 700076.
Phone Number: 033 2564 5222