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​​10 Must-Visit Temples In West Bengal​

TN Lifestyle Desk, Times Now Digital

Apr 18, 2024

West Bengal

West Bengal

The sweet corner of India, West Bengal is renowned for its holistic beauty and artistic thought. The destination is adorned with numerous temples each with its own unique story to tell. Here’s a compilation of 10 temples you need to visit when in West Bengal.

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Nalateswari Temple

One of the 51 shakti peeths in India, Nalateswari temple in Nalhati is a holy place where one of Sati's body parts, her throat is believed to have fallen. Here, no matter how much water you pour down the throat of the idol of the deity, the water will never overflow or dry up.

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Birla Mandir

The spectacular structure of Birla Mandir draws huge attention worldwide. Located in the heart of Kolkata, the temple is renowned for its architecture and grandeur. Don’t forget to witness the divine aarti as the temple’s marble shines beautifully during that time.

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Taraknath Temple

An esteemed pilgrimage destination dedicated solely to lord Shiva. The temple draws huge crowds during auspicious occasions and immerse themselves in the holy tank of Dudhkapur. Close by are the shrines of Kali and Lakshmi Narayan

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Thanthania Kalibari

One of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Kolkata is solely dedicated to the goddess Siddhewari. Siddheshwar is the name of Lord Shiva, Siddheshwari is the feminine form of that. The clay idol is painted and replaced annually, drawing huge crowds.

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Belur Math Temple

Located in Belur on the banks of the Hooghly River, Belur Math Temple is a perfect destination offering serenity. Dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna, you can explore perfect panoramic views and the lush greenery of the temple.

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dedicated to goddess Kali, the temple is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River and follows a traditional ‘nava-ratna’ style. The presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini. It is a must-visit temple when in Kolkata.

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Shyam Ray Temple

It was built by King Raghunatha Singh (1702-1712) of Mallabhum in Bishnupur, in 1643, to honour Lord Vishnu in his form as Lord Krishna. The walls and ceiling are decorated with terracotta sculptures showcasing Krishna leela and scenes from the Ramayan and Mahabharat.

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Chinese Kali Mandir

Who doesn’t want to visit a temple serving noodles as prasad? The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and was built by the Chinese community. Visitors use red and black incense sticks for praying.

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Mahakal Temple

Located in Darjeeling, the Mahakal temple is a unique fusion of Hindu and Buddhist religions. Devoted to Lord Shiva, the famous temple is adorned with vibrant flags and bells across the shrine.

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Kalighat Temple

One of the holiest temples among the 51 shakti peeths this temple is located at the banks of Adi Ganga in Kolkata. It is believed the toes of Sati's right foot fell here. The idol of Maa Kali here bears a protruding tongue made of gold.

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