Kalighat temple History, Timings, Darshan, Pooja, Route info
Kalighat temple History
As per the Legend, Sati Devi daughter of Daksha Prajapati married Lord Siva against her father’s will. Daksha thought of insulting Lord Siva for which he decided to perform Yagna. For this Yagna, he invited all Devas excluding Lord Siva. Sati who came to know about her father’s Yagna thought of visiting her maternal home. Lord Siva warned her as they don’t have an invitation for the Yagna. Sati Devi convinced Lord Siva and reached Yagna place. Daksha insulted her daughter in front of the guests. Angered Sati raised high and immolated herself in the Yogagni. Lord Siva ordered Veerabadra to destroy Yagna place and kill Daksha. Veerabhadra along with Kali and Siva Ganas destroyed Yagnashala and Killed the Daksha. Lord Siva performed Dance of Destruction on collecting Sati’s Corpse. Lord Vishnu to protect the universe sent his Chakra and made Sati’s body into pieces. These body pieces fell across Indian Subcontinent and were named as Shakti Peetas. It is believed that Sati’s toes of the right foot had fallen here.
The temple will be thronged with devotees during Navaratri days.
Kalighat temple Timings
Morning Hours: 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bhog Timings/ Temple remains closed: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Evening Hours: 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Temple crowded on Tue, Sat and Sundays. Wednesday 8:00 am is the ideal time for the worship.
Temple timings might on change special days.
How to reach Kalighat temple?
- The nearest airport is at Kolkata which is 24 Km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Kolkata which is 18 Km away.
- The temple can be reached by Metro Rail and nearest is at Kalighat.
- The direct bus is available from Kolkata Bus station to the temple.
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