Dakshineswar kali temple is situated on Kalighat
road alongside the Vivekananda Bridge north of Calcutta, about 20 km.
from BBD Bagh. It is famous for its association with the great religious
thinker Ramakrishna Paramahamsa who achieved spiritual vision here and
preached the unity of all religions. He used to serve as the head priest
here. This temple was built by Rani Rashmoni between 1847 and 1855. The
12- spired temple with its enormous courtyard has a shrine to Goddess
Kali in the center, surrounded by other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva
and Radha Krishna. It is a world famous place of pilgrimage.