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Marriage In Kalighat Kali Temple


Marriage in Kalighat Kali Temple—Kalighat is a locality situated in South Kolkata, India Kalighat is also densely populated and vibrant—with a rich history of cultural intermingling with the various foreign incursions into the area over time.The World famous Kalighat Kali Temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali is situated in Kalighat and is regarded as one of the 51 Shakti Peeth of India, where the various parts of Sati’s body are said to have fallen, in the course of Shiva's Rudra Tandava. Kalighat represents the site where the toes of the right foot of Dakshayani or Sati fell. Legend has it that a devotee discovered a luminant ray of light coming from the Bhāgirathi river bed, and upon investigating its source came upon a piece of stone carved in the form of a human toe. He also found a Svayambhu Lingam of Nakuleshwar Bhairav nearby and started worshiping Kali in the midst of a thick jungle.The Shakti here is known as Kalika, while the Bhairav is Nakulesh.It is a very famous place and a pilgrimage for Shakta (Shiva and Durga/Kali/Shakti worshippers) followers within the Hindu religion. The temple is visited by pilgrims from all over India irrespective of sectarian differences. The thousands of pilgrims who flock daily to the Kalighat temple treat Kali very much like a human mother, bringing her their domestic problems and prayers for prosperity, and returning when their prayers are fulfilled to express their gratitude. Their attitude towards the Goddess is guided by their religious traditions and training, their spiritual and intellectual capacities, and the guidance of their temple priests.In Kalighat The Goddess Kali Murti is incomplete. Only the face of the  Goddess Kali was made first. The hands, made of gold and silver, the tongue, the Shiva Murti and all the jewellery were added over the years.On Snan Yatra day,while giving the divine Mother the ceremonial bath, the priests tie their eyes with cloth coverings. On auspicious occasions like Kali Puja,Durga Puja,Poilabaisakh the Bengali New Year day and Sankranti large number of devotees throng the place with offerings.


Sosthi TalaThis is a rectangular altar about three feet high bearing a small cactus plant. Beneath the tree, on an altar three stones are placed side by side – left to right representing the Goddesses "Sosthi""Sitola", and "Mongol Chandi". This sacred spot is known as Sosthi Tala or Monosha Tala. This altar was constructed by Gobinda Das Mondal in 1880. The place of the altar is the Samadhi of Brahmananda Giri. Here all the priests are female. No daily worship or offering of Bhog (food offering) is done here. The Goddesses here are considered as part of Maa Kali.

Natmondir-A large rectangular covered platform called Natmondir has been erected adjacent to the main temple,from where the face of the  Ma Kali can be seen. This was originally built by Zamindar Kasinath Roy in 1835. It has been subsequently renovated often.

Jor-bangla—- The spacious varandah of the main temple Facing the Makali is known as Jor Bangla. Rituals occurring inside the sanctum sanctorum are visible from the Natmondir through the Jor-bangla.

Harkath Tala—-This is the spot adjacent to the Natmondir, southwards meant for Bali (sacrifice). There are two Sacrificial altars for animal sacrifices side by side. These are known as Hari- Kath.

The bigger one is for buffalo sacrifices and the smaller one for goats and sheep. The animals are sacrificed with a single stroke of the scimitar and there is very little cruelty to animals when compared to the professional abattoirs.

Radha-Krishna TempleThis temple is known as Shamo-ray temple and is situated inside the temple at the west side of the main temple.There is a separate kitchen for preparation of vegetarian Bhog (food offering) for Radha-Krishna.

Kundupukur—This is the sacred tank situated in the south-east of the temple outside the boundary walls. Present area of the tank is approximately 10 cottahs. In the past it was bigger and called 'Kaku-Kunda'. In 16th century 'Sati-Ango' ( the right toe of Sati) was discovered from this tank.This tank is well known for its power to bestow the boon of a child. The water from this tank is regarded as sacred as that of the Ganges. Efforts at draining the water from the tank for cleaning has failed in the past showing the possibility of a subterranean with Adi Ganga.

Nakhuleshwar Mahadev Temple—-This Siva temple is dedicated to the consort of Maa Kali. It is situated in Haldar Para lane on the opposite side of the temple behind the police station. This temple is also very old and mentioned in the history.

Marriage In Kalighat Kali Temple—Kalighat Kali Temple is also a holy place for marriage.Lots of couples starts their new life in front of Ma Kali with her blessing.The Pandas of Kalighat Temple helps the couples to follow the Hindu marriage rituals and all other formalities. Usually every Newly Married couples like to visit  Kalighat Temple for blessing of MaKali and make their upcoming life happy and prosperous.


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25 Responses to “Marriage In Kalighat Kali Temple”

    November 20, 2015


  2. Administrator
    November 20, 2015

    Go to the Kalighat Temple there you will find lots of priests to do the rituals

  3. Saibal manna
    January 14, 2016

    I want to marry on dt 25.1.16 at any mondir or temple in Kolkata. Please advice me. What to do??

  4. Administrator
    January 14, 2016

    Go to the Temple of your choice and talk to the Purohit Mosai of the temple ,he will guide you properly.Wish you all the best.

  5. Aryan
    February 16, 2016

    I want to just pray and marry again with my wife with God bless…where is the best place in kolkata

  6. Moumita Roy
    May 8, 2016

    How much do the priests generally charge for performing these marriage rituals?

  7. Megha jaiswal
    May 17, 2016

    I want to get marriage with my boyfriend.. pls help us..

  8. Administrator
    May 17, 2016

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    May 17, 2016

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  10. sunny khalkho
    May 29, 2016

    I want to marry my girlfriend…what to do???

  11. Dhiraj Dhara
    July 5, 2016

    hi, i am from domjur hawada. want to know my is Dhara Surname belongs to kayastha brahamin cast ?

  12. Tanisha Das
    July 7, 2016

    My sister want to marry here . With all the rituals. Agni Fara and 7. Vachans etc . on 25 November please help me.

  13. Anisha
    September 7, 2016

    Does they arrange Wedding in Dakshineswar Kali temple? And after or in between Durgapuja days is it possible to get married there?

  14. Administrator
    September 9, 2016

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  15. Administrator
    September 9, 2016

    DHARA surname generally belongs to Mahishya community

  16. akhilesh kumar
    September 12, 2016

    I want marry to this temple I want to marry in hindu based means pandit and all aragement
    also say the budget
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  17. Sumon Kumar Saha
    September 24, 2016


    I wish to marry my beloved in Kalighat and I am from Bangladesh.Can I allow to marry as I am a foreigner there. If so what would the cost? Is there any fixed date for rituals? Who I contact to get the job done?

    Pls let me know.



  18. Moumita Ghara
    November 18, 2016

    Do they keep any record of marriages done there in the registrar Of tarapith kali temple?

  19. Animesh Dhar
    November 25, 2016

    I want to marry tomorrow in kalighat temple.Give me information.

  20. Administrator
    November 26, 2016

    call us on 8981055586 ,we will arrange everything

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    November 26, 2016

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  22. anwesha
    December 28, 2016

    I want to marry coming January 2017 in kalighat….please advise me what to do?

  23. Jayshree
    June 6, 2017

    Is it possible to get telegu pandit in Dakhineshwar or kali ghat temple for marriage.

  24. akash saha
    July 27, 2017

    Is this possible to get married with my girl friend
    In one day???? Or is there any appointments to reserve our name and related information for wedding purpose.

    Plz inform me….

  25. Sumit
    September 10, 2017

    I want to marry with my girlfriend on 19th Sep 2017 What I do????

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