Kalyaneshwari Temple

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Kalyaneshwari Temple
কল্যানেশ্বরী মন্দির
Mother Kalyaneshwari Temple, Maithan 77.jpg
Kalyaneshwari Templeকল্যানেশ্বরী মন্দির is located in West Bengal
Kalyaneshwari Templeকল্যানেশ্বরী মন্দির
Kalyaneshwari Temple
কল্যানেশ্বরী মন্দির
Location in West Bengal
Kalyaneshwari Templeকল্যানেশ্বরী মন্দির is located in India
Kalyaneshwari Templeকল্যানেশ্বরী মন্দির
Kalyaneshwari Temple
কল্যানেশ্বরী মন্দির
Location in West Bengal
Name
Proper name Kalyaneshwari temple
Geography
Coordinates 23°46′38″N 86°49′42″E / 23.77722°N 86.82833°E / 23.77722; 86.82833Coordinates: 23°46′38″N 86°49′42″E / 23.77722°N 86.82833°E / 23.77722; 86.82833
Country India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Bardhaman
Location Kalyaneshwari, Maithan Asansol
Culture
Primary deity Devi Kalyaneshwari

Kalyaneshwari temple (Bengali: কল্যাণেশ্বরী মন্দির) at Kalyaneshwari in Asansol of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal is located on the banks of Barakar River, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) downstream from Maithon Dam of Damodar Valley Corporation. The Barakar River forms the West Bengal-Jharkhand border. It is about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Barakar on Grand Trunk Road and about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) off the more recently constructed NH 2 by-pass.

History[edit]

Kalyaneshwari is a 500-year-old centre of Shakti worship. Legend has it that human sacrifices were offered at Kalyaneshwari in the remote past. The present temple, however, is not very old and was constructed by the Panchkot Raj. The temple of Goddess Kalyaneshwari is believed to fulfill the wishes of childless women.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghosh, Binoy, Paschim Banger Sanskriti, (in Bengali), part I, 1976 edition, p. 221, Prakash Bhaban
  2. ^ "Kalyaneshwari Temple". india9.com. Retrieved 2009-09-25.