Origin of Adyapeeth lies in the ground of Eden Gardens, when Sri Annada  
    Thakur, a religious personality had discovered a black marble in the form of  
    the ‘ Divine Goddess Kali ‘. The incidence pertains to the year 1915, when  
    the foundation stone for Adyapeeth was laid in the dreams of the founder  
    member Shri Annada Thakur. The deity was worshipped according to Hindu  
    religious rites, but before immersion in the Ganges, was photographed to be  
    circulated among the public. This deity was worshipped as AADYA MAA, in the  
    original concept of  ‘ The Divine source of all energies on earth ‘.  Later  
    on, the temple, which is situated near Dakshineshwar was devoted to a group  
    of trustees, wherein they took an oath to protect and serve the human  
    population. The temple committee now serves the poor in different forms,  
    besides, managing an orphanage. They dedicate their services to the ‘ The  
    Divine Mother ‘.

    An auspicious and religious destination not very far away from the heart of  
    Kolkata, Belur Math hosts the Headquarters of Ramkrishna Mission. Situated at  
    the western banks of Hooghly River, it represents a Math (A vast area offered  
    for religious and spiritual learning process), with serene and peaceful  
    atmosphere, which gives a sense of belongingness to the visitors. The Math  
    remains open between 06: 30 am till 11:00 am, and between 03:30 till 7:00 pm.  
    Belur Math is located at a distance of 3 Kms from Dakshineshwar and is well  
    connected by rail, road and air.

    A high quality marble structure, Birla Mandir is an excellent architecture  
    spread over an area of 44-katha lands, on Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue. Opened  
    in 1996, for public view, it represents a piece of traditional artistry  
    combined with modern technology. Propagating Hindu idols and philosophy, the  
    temple is visited by a huge number of viewers annually who enjoy the  
    combination of sandstone and marble.

    Yet another heritage site, Dakshineshwar Temple is one of the oldest  
    architectures in West Bengal. Situated at a distance of 12 Km from the center  
    of Kolkata, on the banks of River Hooghly, the temple is dedicated to the  
    Goddess Kali. The temple constructed in the year 1847, by Rani Rasmani, is  
    famous for its’ priest employed, i.e. the great spirit Shree Ramkrishna. This  
    is where Ramakrishna attained his spiritual vision of the unity of all  
    religions. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Dakshineshwar from Kolkata

    Jain temple is situated in the north east of the city, which is of exquisite  
    design and construction is dedicated to the 10th Century.  An architectural  
    aspect represents 24 Jain Tirthankars and is an ornate mass of mirrors,  
    colored stones and glass mosaics. The temple remains open on all weekdays  
    between 6 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m respectively.

    A very famous temple located on the banks of the Hooghly river, Kalighat is a  
    famous pilgrimage center for Hindus all across India. Originally known as  
    Kali Khetra (Kolkata is perhaps its derivative), this temple was built in  
    1809, by Sabarna Chowdhury. Architecture consists of gray masonry embellished  
    with green mosaic. It has a double canopy – shaped roof in the typical  
    medieval Bengal style of architecture. It is considered to be a sacred part  
    of 51 shakti pithas’. Situated at a distance of 15 Kms from Howrah, railway  
    station, the location forms an important landmark in South Kolkata.

    Located in College Street on Mahatma Gandhi Road, the famous temple is  
    dedicated towards Goddess Kali, the womanpower almighty. Usually open to  
    visitors between 09:00 am till 09:00 pm for puja offerings, the temple  
    structure provides a serenity and divine atmosphere for the devotees. Even if  
    admission is free, in the temple, photography is strictly prohibited
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