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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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.
- Ghosh, Binoy, Paschim Banger Sanskriti, (in Bengali), part I, 1976 edition, p. 221, Prakash Bhaban
- "Kalyaneshwari Temple". india9.com. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
- Maithon travel guide from Wikivoyage
includes travel information about Kalyaneshwari