A religious tour to Kolkata is incomplete without visiting Lake Kalibari temple. Located on the Southern Avenue, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is depicted here as Karunamoyee (kind hearted). Also known as Sree Sree 108 Karunamoyee Kalimata Mandir, the temple is one of the important Hindu religious centres in Kolkata. Founded more than 60 years ago by Sree Sree Haripada Chakraborty, who is affectionately called Gurudev, Lake Kalibari is visited by a large number of devotees every day.
History of Lake Kalibari Temple
It was the ardent love and the devotion of Sree Sree Haripada Chakraborty, Gurudev, towards Goddess Kali that inspired him to build a Kali Temple (Lake Kalibari). On 13th April 1949, the temple was established with an earthen image of the presiding deity. However, he was not happy with that, and hence, decided to install a permanent image of the Goddess as soon as possible. After a decade long relentless effort, he managed to bring a touchstone image of Goddess Kali with the help of devotees.
Sree Sree 108 Karunamoyee Kalimata Mandir 107/1, Southern Avenue, Rabindra Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal 70002, India.
Opening & Closing Timings
Lake Kalibari is one of the top tourist attractions in Kolkata which stays open all days a week, Tourists can visit the place on any day from 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Along with Lake Kalibari Temple, tourists can also choose to visit other tourist attractions of Kolkata on the same day. Popular tourist places that are located in near proximity to Lake Kalibari Temple are: