MA KALI DAKSHINESWAR TEMPLE

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The famous Dakshineswar temple which houses the Goddess Kali was founded by Rani Rashmoni following a dream she saw when she was about to start on her pilgrimage to Benaras. A long term plan of the Rani materialized which she had longed to perform when her husband died with unfulfilled wish of constructing a Kali temple.

On 6th September 1847, purchased 54.4 bighas of land at the cost of Rs. 42 thousand and 500 from James Hasty. Made to build a puca Navaratna temple, twelve Shiva temples (twelve Jyotirlingam), a Vishnu temple and a Natmandir on the land. On 31st May 1855, placed Luxminarayan Shila in the Navaratna temple as per the wish of her late husband and also for the welfare of his soul." The deed was executed on 31st May 1855.

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