Kalighat Kali Temple in Kolkata is a renowned Hindu temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali. It is the holiest spot in the City and this ancient temple is the reason kolkata got its name. 2000 year old, it is believed that the temple was once located on the banks of river Hooghly but gradually moved away to its present location - on the banks of AdiGanga canal. Pilgrims from all over India visit this Temple in great numbers to worship Goddess Kali.
Goddess Kali is considered the presiding deity of the city of Kolkata and is revered by but people respect of sectarian differences. Located in the southern part of the city, temple is built in red sandstone. Without doubt, it's not only the most popular but among the most visited temples in India.
Kalighat is one of 51 Shakti Peethas of India and believed to the place various parts of Sati's body had fallen when Shiva was doing the Tandav. The place holds immense religious significance for Hindu and that's why the temple one the most visited sites in India. Further, the Kali idol here is unique and quite different from the idols present elsewhere in the country.