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(Kolkata, West Bengal)
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One of 52 Shakti Peethas, the temple is a famous religious attraction of Kolkata. Flocks of devotees visit the place on occasions like Kali Puja, Poila Boishakh, and Durga Puja. The idol sculpture is made of gold and is quite unique with three large eyes, a long protruding tongue and four hands.

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Kalighat Kali Temple

Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple in West Bengal, India dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.

Kalighat was a Ghat sacred to Kali on the old course of the Hooghly river in the city of Calcutta. The name Calcutta is said to have been derived from the word Kalighat. The river over a period of time has moved away from the temple. The temple is now on the banks of a small canal called Adi Ganga which connects to the Hoogly. The Adi Ganga was the original course of the river Hoogly. Hence the name Adi Ganga.


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