Dedicated to a reincarnation of Goddess Kali, Bhavatarini, Dakshineswar temple is situated on the eastern banks of the Hooghly river near Kolkata. Built in the summers of 1855 by a devotee, Queen Rasmani, this Kali temple in Dakshineswar is one of the most widely visited religious sites in the state.
Along with its devotion to the Goddess Kali, the divine place also has its association with the 19th century mystic, Ramakrishna Paramhansa. One of the popular tourist attractions in Kolkata, the Kali temple boasts highly of its architecture. Standing high is the front tower of the Kali temple, which is around 100 feet tall.
Built in a conventional Nava-Ratna style, the complex of this famous pilgrimage center in Kolkata is divided into 12 temples, all of which have massive courtyards to exhibit. The complex also houses numerous temples of Lord Shiva as well, thereby, turning a lot of pilgrims towards Dakshineswar.