The Goddess Kali of Kolkata by Shoma A. Chatterji & Photographs By: Nilanjan BasuHardcover (Edition: 2006)
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The history of the city of Kolkata can never be complete without reference to the Kali temples of the city. The city is doted with temples of Kali, big and small, famous and anonymous, historical and contemporised. Visited by devotees and atheists, religious-minded people and agnostics, Bengalis and non-Bengalis, local, national and international tourists and pilgrims.
The name that comes to the mind when we mention the city is that of Kalighat. It is one of the most famous places of pilgrimage, located in the heart of Kolkata's souther end. Kalighat owes its fame to the famous Kali temple her, founded and established by an erstwhile zamindar family of Kolkata, known as the Sabarno Raychoudhuris, in 1809.
In the Puranas, Kali, 'the back one' emerges from Durga's forehead to destroy the... read more