Kripamayee Kali Temple

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Kripamayee Kali Temple
কৃপাময়ী কালী মন্দির
Jay Mitra Kalibari Baranagar Arnab Dutta 2011 - 4.JPG
Kripamayee Kali Templeকৃপাময়ী কালী মন্দির is located in West Bengal
Kripamayee Kali Templeকৃপাময়ী কালী মন্দির
Kripamayee Kali Temple
কৃপাময়ী কালী মন্দির
Location in West Bengal
Coordinates: 22°39′18″N 88°21′28″E / 22.65500°N 88.35778°E / 22.65500; 88.35778Coordinates: 22°39′18″N 88°21′28″E / 22.65500°N 88.35778°E / 22.65500; 88.35778
Name
Other names: Jay Mitra Kalibari
Proper name: Kripamayee Kali Temple
Location
Country: India
State: Paschimbanga
Location: Baranagar
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Kali
Architectural styles: Bengal architecture
History
Date built:
(Current structure)
1848
Creator: Jayram Mitra

Kripamayee Kali Temple (Bengali: কৃপাময়ী কালী মন্দির Kripamôyee Kali Môndir), commonly known as Jay Mitra Kalibari (Bengali: জয় মিত্র কালীবাড়ি, Jôy Mitrô Kalibari ), is a Hindu temple located on the eastern banks of Hooghly river at Baranagar (near Kolkata) in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of Paschimbanga (West Bengal). The presiding deity of the temple is Kripamayee ("She who is merciful"), a form of Kali. The temple was built in 1848 by Jayram Mitra, a famous zamindar and a devotee of Kali. It is a colossal nabaratna (nine-spired) temple with twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva, Kali’s companion.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Roy, Diptimoy (2001). Paschimbanger Kali O Kalikshetra [Kali and Kali Temples in West Bengal] (in Bengali). Kolata: Mondal Book House. pp. 64–65.