Anandamoyee Kali Mandir, Cossipore

There are a number of temples in Cossipore-Baranagar area. Cossipore being the first ward of Kolkata Municipal Corporation has a number of temples dedicated to Goddess Kali, Lord Shiva and Krishna. A Kali temple on Ratan Babu Road which is pretty old houses Maa Anadamoyee.

Maa Anandamoyee

The temple is red in colour and a flight of stairs will lead you to the temple. Inside the temple sanctum there is a throne in which Maa Anandamoyee is placed. I have been told by the priest that the throne (singhasan) in which the goddess is placed is on a panchamundi ashan. The temple was founded by Pulin Behari Roy, the zamindar of Narail. There are also a number of temples in the complex – two Shiva temples of different architecture and a temple dedicated to Radha Krishna. All the temples are old.

The temple.

I have been informed by the priest that Ramakrishna Paramahansadev worshipped this idol. The temple was founded on the last day of Bengali month of Aashar (June-July). Anna bhog is served on that day to the goddess. Daily worship is performed here though special puja is held on each Amavasya (new moon) followed by bhog.

Date of posting: 26th October, 2019.

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