Picture a timeless temple on the banks of the famous Hoogly River – also known as the Bhagirathi River. Over time, the Bhagirathi has moved farther away from the temple and it now stands near a smaller tributary of the main river, known as Aadi Ganga.
This is a temple that finds mention as early as the 15th century, in famous Hindu scriptures. The deity was created by two saints on instructions from the goddess herself. The temple we see today is roughly two centuries old, but the legend is as old as time itself. This is the Kalighat temple in Kolkata.
It is said that the city gets its name from the temple area – Kalighat. The idol is mesmerizing – made of touchstone, the deity has three huge eyes – the third eye vertical on her forehead and a huge protruding tongue. This splendid statue of Kali, attracts visitors in hordes. It is a spectacle to witness – the traditional wear, the fervent chanting, folk dances and prayers. It is also revered as one of the most powerful among the 51 Shakti Peethas in India.
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