Thanthania Kalibari

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Thanthania Kalibari

Thanthania Kalibari (Bengali: ঠনঠনিয়া কালীবাড়ি) is a Kali temple in Kolkata.[1] The deity in the temple is known as Siddheshwari. On the occasion of Kali Puja, devotees gather at the temple for worship.

The Thanthania Kalibari was founded by Shankar Ghosh in 1803, a mentioned in the temple building itself. However, according to a different tradition it was built in 1703. The image of the presiding deity Siddheshwari is made of clay and the idol is painted every year with the colors red and black. Tuesdays and Saturdays are considered auspicious for a visit to the temple. The temple is 300+ years old, and the idol is even older.


  1. ^ "Thanthania Kalibari". Savion Travel Services. Retrieved March 29, 2012.