Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksReligious Sites
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • TejasAmbekar
    Mumbai, India304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Divine Experience
    The temple has rush on weekends and Monday-Tuesday Please visit the temple Early morning in between 5 AM to 8 AM. After 8, due to bright sunlight, you will get tanned for sure. You need to leave mobile and bag at baggage counter and then need to enter temple. Outside temple, in same premises, there is restaurant as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Nilavo Krishna Das
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dakshineshwar Maa Bhabatarini Mandir
    This tempe is located on the banks of the river Ganges. Although the Kali temple has it's significance from the British era during which it was built by Rani Rashmoni who was a devotee of Lord Ram. Later on, Lord RamaKrishna became the main priest of Goddess Maa Bhabatarini, (a form of Goddess Parvati) worshipped as the main deity of this temple. Every year, during the Kali Pujas, Dakshineshwar Maa Bhabatarini temple is decorated with lights and the puja is performed in a great way. Dakshineshwar is another name of Lord Shiva and previously before the construction of this temple started, this place was an extremely sacred place, dedicated to Lord Bholenath.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Ankita152014
    New Delhi, India53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Durga Maa’s beautiful and serene temple
    Amazingly amazing temple with so much history. We visited during the Durga Pooja week. Though it was pretty crowded. But as soon as you enter the temple and see Durga maa’s idol it was such a serene feeling, can’t even explain in words. If you are in Kolkata must visit this temple
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 November 2023
  • skdel2016
    National Capital Territory of Delhi, India280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Joy Maa Bhavatarini
    A navratna hindu temple of Maa Kali situated at greater kolkata in the bank of river Ganga/ Hugli, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, a form of Parashakti Adya Kali, otherwise known as Adishakti Kalika is to be must visited place, Facility is well maintained and clean .The temple is known for its association with Ramakrishna and Ma Sarada Devi. The Temple was founded around the middle of the 19th century by Rani Rashmoni.Built in nine spires style of Bengal architecture, the three-storeyed south-facing temple has nine spires distributed in the upper two storeys .The garbha griha (sanctum sanctorum) houses an idol of goddess Kali, known as Bhavatarini, standing on the chest of a supine Shiva, and the two idols are placed on a thousand-petaled lotus throne made of silver There are dwadash jyotirlingam as well in complex. Just take blessings of maa.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2023
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Sufia B
Seattle, WA1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, it stands as a symbol of devotion and faith for millions of worshippers. The temple's stunning architecture and serene surroundings create a peaceful atmosphere for prayer and reflection.
Written 21 April 2024
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It is lovely to wander around, bare foot, see the river and the bridge, and to finish the visit with a view of the temple from across the rectangular pool. Really enjoyed the moment.
Written 16 April 2024
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Tapan B
Colchester, UK101 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited the temple several times in the past, last time in 2015.
They were pleasant experiences ,then we could walk the courtyard bare feet and the temple looked like a temple from outside. Could see the actual idol. In the evening chanting and kriton songs. This time totally different experience. Though visiting the place now possible by Underground , but the gateway not straight walk to temple ,ups and downs, through hard steps , not possible for old or one with weak knees. But actual temple totally hidden now . Long walk through hidden walkway to see the idol. , and frequent announcements which were unnecessary breaking the solitude ,holy atmosphere of the temple. Perhaps announcers enjoy listening their own voices. The Ganges nearby but holy tree not approachable also rooms of Ramkrishna Thakur now shut. We however saw them before. Temple authority perhaps will blame the visitors’ numbers rather than own their apathy or lack of enthusiasm.many shops selling colourful objects and pickles as go out for return journey.
Written 21 March 2024
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Shantanu D
Noida, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
very very divine and peaceful
very amazing peaceful vibes when you enter this temple premises
morning bhajans were so amazing and peaceful that's beyond expression by words
jai maa kali
Written 9 March 2024
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ShikshaC
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1,376 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I visited Dakshineswar temple during the last week of December and the place was completely packed with queues running for about a km on all sides. Would suggest to take prasad from the counters opposite the temple and keep your shoes in the shop itself. No bags or mobile phones are allowed inside. The place had a lot of langurs some of which were also snatching belongings of people or hitting them. Along with that it had lot of stray dogs as well and dustbins were difficult to find which made people throw things on the premises at random. The Kali darshan was good but lasted only for few seconds because of the queues. The 12 jyotirling darshan is also something that should not be missed as you can see Hooghly river just behind them.
Would have preferred a more calm and peaceful environment which is possible only on non holiday days.
Written 28 December 2023
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skdel2016
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A navratna hindu temple of Maa Kali situated at greater kolkata in the bank of river Ganga/ Hugli, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, a form of Parashakti Adya Kali, otherwise known as Adishakti Kalika is to be must visited place, Facility is well maintained and clean .The temple is known for its association with Ramakrishna and Ma Sarada Devi. The Temple was founded around the middle of the 19th century by Rani Rashmoni.Built in nine spires style of Bengal architecture, the three-storeyed south-facing temple has nine spires distributed in the upper two storeys .The garbha griha (sanctum sanctorum) houses an idol of goddess Kali, known as Bhavatarini, standing on the chest of a supine Shiva, and the two idols are placed on a thousand-petaled lotus throne made of silver There are dwadash jyotirlingam as well in complex. Just take blessings of maa.
Written 28 December 2023
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Ankita152014
New Delhi, India53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazingly amazing temple with so much history. We visited during the Durga Pooja week. Though it was pretty crowded. But as soon as you enter the temple and see Durga maa’s idol it was such a serene feeling, can’t even explain in words. If you are in Kolkata must visit this temple
Written 11 November 2023
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Sherpa55233227386
Assam, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
A very spiritual and powerfully peaceful experience for me and my friends. We came here all the way and cannot explain the utter feeling of peace that washed over us as soon as we entered. It was a beautiful and moving experience.
Written 6 September 2023
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Nilavo Krishna Das
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This tempe is located on the banks of the river Ganges. Although the Kali temple has it's significance from the British era during which it was built by Rani Rashmoni who was a devotee of Lord Ram. Later on, Lord RamaKrishna became the main priest of Goddess Maa Bhabatarini, (a form of Goddess Parvati) worshipped as the main deity of this temple. Every year, during the Kali Pujas, Dakshineshwar Maa Bhabatarini temple is decorated with lights and the puja is performed in a great way. Dakshineshwar is another name of Lord Shiva and previously before the construction of this temple started, this place was an extremely sacred place, dedicated to Lord Bholenath.
Written 27 July 2023
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TejasAmbekar
Mumbai, India304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The temple has rush on weekends and Monday-Tuesday
Please visit the temple Early morning in between 5 AM to 8 AM.
After 8, due to bright sunlight, you will get tanned for sure.
You need to leave mobile and bag at baggage counter and then need to enter temple.
Outside temple, in same premises, there is restaurant as well.
Written 12 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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