Kalyaneshwari Temple

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Kalyaneshwari Temple
Mother Kalyaneshwari Temple, Maithan 77.jpg
Kalyaneshwari Temple is located in West Bengal
Kalyaneshwari Temple
Location in West Bengal
Kalyaneshwari Temple is located in India
Kalyaneshwari Temple
Kalyaneshwari Temple (India)
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
Sanctum Devi Kalyaneshwari


Cities, towns and ECL Areas in the western portion of Asansol Sadar subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district
MC: municipal corporation, P: rural administrative centre, CT: census town, N: neighbourhood, OG: out growth, T: temple
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Kalyaneshwari temple at Kalyaneshwari in Asansol Sadar subdivision of Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

The temple, located on the banks of Barakar River, is 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 19 by-pass.

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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.

External links[edit]

  • Maithon travel guide from Wikivoyage

includes travel information about Kalyaneshwari