Dakshineswar Kali Temple History, Timings, Darshan, Route info.
Rani Rashmoni installed the Goddess Kali Idol on 31st May 1855. It is said that One Lakh Brahmins participated in this event. Rani Rashmoni installed Laxmi Narayan Idol in the Navaratna Temple on 31st May 1855 to fulfil her Late Husband wish. This temple is located on the banks of River Ganga. 12 Siva Temples are located in the temple complex. Ramkumar was made the head priest of this temple. Ramakrishna took the priest role after his brother Ramkumar demise.
Ghat is located backside to the temple for a holy dip. It is clean and well maintained.
Major festivals are Navaratri, Sivaratri and Karthik Masa days. Thousands of devotees throng temples on these festival days. Darshan usually takes 1 hour – 1 hour 30 mins on weekends.
The ferry is available from Belur Math to Dakshineswar Temple.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple Timings
Aarti Time: 4:30 am.
Morning Hours: 5:00 am – 12:30 pm
Evening Hours: 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Entry fees: Free.
Opening Date: Remains open on all days.
Instructions to be followed
- Carrying Electronics gadgets are prohibited inside the temple.
- Mobile depositing centre is available in the temple premises.
- Photography is allowed outside the temple.
- Footwear depositing centre is located outside the temple
- No need to purchase flowers from the shops outside the temple as it is not used for the Puja.
- Kalighat Temple, 18 km away
- Belur Math, 5 Km away.
How to reach Dakshineswar Kali Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Kolkata which is 14 Km away
- The nearest railway station is at Kolkata which is 9 Km away.
- Tram runs from Dumdum to Dakshineswar Railway station.
- From Dakshineswar Railway station, the temple is 10 mins by walk.
- The direct bus is available from the Bus station to the temple.
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