Kalighat is a locality in the city of Kolkata in Eastern India. It is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Kolkata. The famous temple Kalighat Kali Temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali is situated in Kalighat. This is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of India. It is a very famous & powerful temple, and a renowned pilgrim place for the Shaktas (Worshippers of Hindu Goddess Durga / Kali / Shakti ) of Hindu Religion.
Kalighat was a Ghat sacred to Mother Goddess Kali, on the old course of the River Ganges in the city of Kolkata. The river over a period of time, has moved away from the temple. The temple is now on the banks of a small canal called Adi Ganga which connects to the Main Ganges River (Known as Hooghly River in Bengal).
Of the 51 Shakti Peethas, the great mythological texts of India recognize the Four Major Adi Shakti Peethas. There is no dispute regarding these Four Adi Shakti Peethas and their locations. These four Pithas are also believed to be the most powerful Shakti Pithas on the Planet. The Kalighat Kali Temple in its present form, is only about 200 years old, although it has been referred to in a number of 15th century Hindu Texts, and also in some of the 17th century texts of the Hindus.
The temple is visited by pilgrims from all over India, irrespective of sectarian differences. Thousands of pilgrims who flock daily to Kalighat Temple , treat Mother Goddess Kali very much like a human mother, bringing to her their distressing domestic problems, and prayer requests for prosperity & well-being, and returning to the Mother once again, when their prayers are fulfilled, for expressing their heartfelt gratitude.
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