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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

On the eastern bank of Hooghly river near Kolkata, there is a Hindu temple located in Dakshinwswar known as Dakshineswar Kali Temple. The temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali. the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, meaning, 'She who liberates Her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e. Samsara. A fomous mystic of 19th century Bengal named Ramakrishna was associated with this temple. A shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni, a bathing ghat on the river, a temple to Radha Krishna and twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva are there. Temple of shiva and vishnu are located here. There are many places to visit in Dakshineswar.

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