Cities to Visit Near Kolkata

Thanthania Kalibari in Kolkata


The Thanthania Kalibari in Kolkata is the holy abode of "Goddess Kali", who is perhaps the most substantial and powerful image of raw womanly energy in this entire planet. It is needless to say that Goddess Kali is the undisputed presiding divinity of the "city of joy". One can easily spot a shrine dedicated to the mighty Goddess at any remote part of the city. But Thanthania Kalibari in Kolkata is without a show of a doubt one of the most sought after temples where the devotees gather at all time during the day to offer their prayers.

In Thanthania Kalibari in Kolkata, the Goddess is worshiped in the form of "Siddeshwari" or someone who executes their wishes. The image of the Goddess is made of clay.

  • It is situated in College street on Mahatma Gandhi Road.
  • It is generally open from 9:00 am in the morning till 8:30 pm in the evening, but the most apt time to pay a visit is from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Admission is free.
  • Photography is sternly prohibited.
  • Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the closest international airport.
  • Howrah is the closest railway station.


This humongous shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali was built in 1703 by Girish Ghosh.

The best time to visit this temple is on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

You can certainly drop in to view this enchanted divine destination on "Amabasya"(A moonless night) as well.

You can offer a coconut or "Dab" as known in Bengali by the people of West Bengal to the Goddess, which is easily available from any roadside vendor.

To view this abode of Goddess Kali in its ecstatic glory, the eve of "Diwali" is the most appropriate time of the year.

A visit to the Thanthania Kalibari of Kolkata can be a truly soul enlightening experience that you can cherish for the rest of your life.





Last Updated on : 23 October 2012