Siddheswari Kalibari, Kutighat

There are a number of Kali temples in Baranagar which are more than hundred years old of which Siddheswari Kalibari in Kutighat is one. Built by zamindar Joy Narayan Bandopadhyay in 1843, the temple is one hundred and seventy five years old. A road – Joy Narayan Banerjee Lane – in Baranagar is named after him. He was a very pious and religious man.

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Joy Mitra Kali Bari, Baranagar

There are a number of Kali temples in and around Calcutta (now Kolkata); of which some were pretty old. A number of Kali Mandir are situated by the side of Hooghly river near Baranagar in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal like Joy Mitra Kali Bari (Kripamayee Kali) of 1850; Pramanik Kali Bari (Brahamayee Kali) of 1853 and Dakshineswar Kali Mandir (Maa Bhabatarini) of 1855.

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Panihati Rasmancha

Panihati, a small town in the neighbourhood of Kolkata has both religious and historical importance. In the earlier era, it was a famous trade centre. It used to trade with Jessore. This town was called by the name of ‘Pannyahati‘. In the sixteenth century this place was a major centre of the Vaisnabas, and even the Shaibas, the Tantrics and the Buddhists had their centre of worship here. So naturally this place is very holy (Punnya Hatti). Later on it may be converted to Panihati.

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