INDIA 2015 - KOLKATA - Two Amazing Temples
Dakshineswar Hindu Kali, and Sheetalnathji Jain
is a Hindu temple
Dakshineswar near Kolkata.
Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly
the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini,
an aspect of Kali,
Samsara, meaning, "She who liberates Her devotees from the ocean of existence".
The temple was built by Rani
a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. The temple is famous for its
association with Ramakrishna,
a mystic of 19th Century Bengal.
Kolkata Jain Temple - Sheetalnathji - 1867 AD
This is the main Jain temple in Kolkata; it is
dedicated to Parshwanath. There are 4 temples in the complex
set in gardens with ponds, fountains and sculptures. The main temple is an
amazing structure of pillars,
arches and spires lavishly decorated with marble, ceramic tiles, glass and
ceramic mosaics, and mirrors.
Other temples along the river Hooghly
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