Showing posts with label Kalighat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kalighat. Show all posts

Hinduism - Where Is Kalighat?

 


Kalighat is a temple devoted to the goddess Kali in modern-day Calcutta's southern part.

This temple is hundreds of years old and is regarded one of Calcutta's most prominent temples.

The name of the city is said to be an anglicized form of the temple's name.

According to local legend, Kalighat is one of the Shakti Pithas, a network of holy locations dedicated to the Goddess.

Each Shakti Pitha commemorates the location where a piece of the goddess Sati's severed corpse fell to earth and took on the shape of a new goddess; in the case of Kalighat, the body part was one of Sati's toes.


 


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