Q1. Who built the Kali statue?
Dakshineswar Kali Temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a Zamindar,
philanthropist, and a devotee of Kali in Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal,
India on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. It is associated with
Ramakrishna and Ma Sarada Devi, mystics of 19th-century Bengal. The presiding
deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, a form of Parashakti Adya Kali.
main temple was inspired by Navaratna style Radhakanta temple, built by Babu
Ramnath Mondal of Tollygunge. The
Kalighat temple in its present form is only about 200 years old, and had been
completed under the Sabarna Roy Chowdhury family's patronage in 1809. Santosh
Roy Chowdhury, a Kali devotee himself, started the construction of the
present-day temple in 1798.
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