Dakshineswar is a small town under Kamarhati Municipality, in Barrackpore subdivision of the city Kolkata in West Bengal. It forms, one of the peripheral suburbs of the city. Located to the extreme north of Kolkata, the suburb is around 14 KM from the heart of Kolkata city. Dakshineswar is one of the worldwide famous pilgrim places in Kolkata city. The Dakshineswar Temple in the city suburb is the prime attraction. This temple was built by Rani Rashmani in the year 1847, with its 12 spires holds the spiritual beauty in the lavish courtyards of the temple complex. It has been said that the world famous Rama Krishna Paramahansa achieved spiritual vision in the temple. Thus, Dakshineswar Ramakrishna Sangha Adyapeath also operates in the adjacent region. If you are planning a visit to this charming city, then choose the best Dakshineswar holiday packages and get ready to explore Dakshineswar!
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Dakshineswar Kali Temple:
Sited on the banks of River Ganges (Hooghly), this temple is among the most important Hindu temples of Kolkata. The presiding deity is Bhavatarini, a form of goddess Kali. This temple is visited by hundreds of devotees who seek blessings from Ma Kali. It is the temple from where the saint-philosopher Ramakrishna Paramhansa started his remarkable spiritual journey. The main temple courtyard is surrounded by 12 other shrines devoted to Lord Shiva. The respective twelve Shivalingas in the Dakshineswar temple are – Jatneswar, Yogeswar, Jatileswar, Nakeswar, Nirjareswar, Nakuleswar, Nareswar, Nageswar, Nandiswar, Jagadiswar, Yajneswar and Jaleswar. The temple complex also consists of the Radhakanta temple.
It has a big area that has educational & charitable organizations.
Two exclusive bridges 'Vivekananda Setu' / Bally Bridge (previously Willingdon Bridge estd. 1932) and 'Nivedita Setu', which connect Dakshineswar with the other side of the river (Bally), are some other places at Dakshineswar.
Other tourist attractions:
Along with 'Adyapeath', there are famous places like, 'Jogoda Satsanga Ashram', 'Sri Sri Sarada Math Balananda Ashram', 'Alambazar Math' (near Dakshineswar), Gaji Tala, Kuthi Bari, Nahabat Khana, Room of Sri Ramkrishna and Bakul Tala and various other temples. So, make some extra time to visit these places during your Dakshineswar tour.