Lesser-known yet a beautiful Hindu temple in Kolkata, Nistarini Kali Temple in Kolkata is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is manifested here as Nistarini Kali. Though this sacred site in Kolkata isn’t much popular as the other temples, it is one of the must-visit places in the city. The temple boasts an interesting history behind its establishment. It is said that once a rich man of Simla area, named Krishna Chandra Singha created an idol of Goddess Kali resembling the Bhabatarini of Dakshineswar Temple from Varanasi. But due to some reasons, he was unable to establish the idol, and thus, handed over to his neighbour, Ishwar Chandra Naan who built Navaratna Temple at Bethune Row and established the idol. The day on which the idol of Nistarini Kali was installed was that of the Rathyatra in the year 1865. Every year, on this day, Kali puja is performed here by the effort of The Ishwar Chandra Naan Debottar Trust.
Sheoraphuli, Gangar Dhar, Sheoraphuli, Kolkata, West Bengal 712223, India
Opening & Closing Timings
For devotees, the temple of Nistarini Kali remains open all days of the week, i.e., from Sunday to Saturday. Devotees can plan a visit to this temple on any day from morning to evening.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
On a day sightseeing tour of Kolkata, tourists can visit a number of attractions along with Nistarini Kali Temple. The tourist places located in the near proximity to the temple are:
- Netaji Bhawan
- Victoria Memorial
- National Library
- St. Paul's Cathedral
- Birla Planetarium
- Birla Temple