Kolkata Dakshineswar Kali mandir and Belur math Adyapith with Skywalk
Dakshineswar skywalk in kolkata is finally opened for all. After Celebrated Durga Puja in Kolkata, On 5th November, the first day of Kalipuja, West Bengal Chief Minister has inaugurated skywalk for the public. Wait Wait ..I will not only give you the information about the dakineswar skywalk, also share 4 top most places near the skywalk.
Nearly 1.4 core devotees coming to Dakshineswar Kali temple every year. This is the first skywalk in our state. It is designed by DFI, who also expertise to ITO skywalk in Delhi. The dakshineswar skywalk reallocates 137 shops that are currently present on the Rani Rashmoni road.
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Dakshineswar skywalk project and plan
It is a 340-meter-long Skywalk from Dakshineswar station to temple’s main gate. Three-meter walk able space will be on both sides of the shops. Under the skywalk, 5 .65 meters road for the vehicle. There are also two-meter spaces on both sides of the road, for the bicycle and rickshaws.
The dakshineswar skywalk has stairs, four elevators and 14 escalators to move into the Skywalk. In addition, the top portion of the skywalk was covered with the poly carbonate sheet. There are CCTV cameras and fire-fighting systems are available.
The whole Sky Walk was looking beautiful in LED lights. Below the skywalk, the authority placed a Rani Rashmani statue at Dakshineswar intersection road. This Skywalk can carry nearly twenty thousand people together at all. The total cost of the skywalk is 70 crores.
It is here that, a colourful fountain was installed inside the Dakshineswar temple complex. Also, It will open with Dakshineswar skywalk.
Several ways to reach dakshineswar skywalk like, you can Take Dankuni local from Sealdah and reach Dakshineswar rail station. Another option is to come from Dunlop GT road or from howrah reach Belur or daksineswar rail station..
Our Holiday story
The Dakshineswar skywalk is just opened yesterday before Kali puja. In the day of Kali Puja, we have started our tour from Sealdah railway station. Early morning around 7 O clocks, we reach Dakshineswar station and visited the most awaiting attraction in Kolkata in this year.
After we visit Dakhineswar temple and then go for Adyapith and return Dakhineswar again by a Rikswa . From Dakhineswar Bhabatarani ghat we take the ferry service for Belur Math. But when we reach R K Belur math, the math is closed because of they only open in the morning and evening. So we return again to the ferry ghat and take another launch for Bagbazar and return.
Dakshineswar kali temple
Dakshineswar is renowned for its famous dakshina kali Temple. Rani Rashmoni of Janbazar was ordered in her dreams to construct a Kali Temple when she was going to kasha after her husband died. At a cost of Rs 9 lakh the temple was built(1847 to 1855).
In the main Nabaratna temple, the deity of goddess Kali is standing on the chest of Lord Shiva lying on a silver lotus having 1000 petals. The idol has been made by carving a single stone. There are twelve Shiva temples and one Lakshmi Narayan temple along the bank of Ganga. The place called Panchabati (Aswathha, Bel, Bat, Asok, Amlaki) is a serene and peaceful in place.
As the temple was built by a woman from a lower caste, the Brahmins boycotted worship ceremonies in the temple. At last Gadadhar Chattopadhyay from Kamarpukur agreed to work as a priest in the temple. In course of time, Gadhadhar became the great sage Ramakrishna Paramhansadeva.
The activities of Ramakrishna remain associated with this Kali Temple of Dakshineswar. He also lived in a north-west room of the temple premises. This room even today is crowded with devotees. Kalpataru Utsav is a special festival in Dakshineswar happened on 1st January.
Kolktata dakshineswar kali mandir timings
The temple is open for the devotees from 5-30 to 10-30 and 16-30 to 19-30.
Adyapith is Very near to Dakshineswar temple and it’s another Hindu pilgrim centre. It is a 15 munites walking distance from dashineswar. You can take rikshw or toto as your choice. Sree Annada Thakur being advised in a dream had built this temple of ‘Adya Maa ’ another form of Maa Kali. This temple was built to teach values of love and idealism.
The construction was started in 1340 BS and the temple was inaugurated on Makar Sankrantì day (last day of Bengali calendar month of Poush) in 1375 BS. This three-peaked temple was built in three steps. On the 1st step Sree Ramakrishna in a sitting position. At the second step lord Shiva in the yogic Padmasana, and on the 3rd step, the twin idols of Radha-Krishna.
One hour before sunrise Mangalarati worshipping starts, at 10.30 a.m Bhogarati worshipping with Bhog food for the deity, one and a half hour after sunset is Sitalarati happened. The temple is open between Mangalarati and 12:00 am and again from 3.00 pm Sitalarti started. You can have a view of the deity from a front stage (Darshan Mandap) more during worshipping. During the lunch break, devotees get Annaprasad against Pranami.
Adyapith timing for bhog
Coupons are provided on 8 am to 12 pm and you will receive prasad at 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Cost is 30 rupees and under 7 years 15 rupees.
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Belur math is situated on the bank (west) of Ganga. You can reach by ferry from Dakshineswar Bhabatarini ghat. Sitting on the boat you may enjoy the beautiful view of Vivekananda Setu or Bali bridge (Wellington Bridge) built during 1927-32.
The ‘ashes’ of earthly remains of Thakur Ramakrishna, who died in 1886, was carried by Vivekananda on his shoulder and installed in this Math in 1898. The Math was built according to the plan of Swami Vivekananda on 14 January 1938 at a cost of 8 lakh. The architecture of the Math symbolises international brotherhood. It is a combination of church, temple and mosque.
The head office of Ramakrishna Mission
Activities of the Math are conducted by Ramakrishna Mission office founded by Vivekananda in l897. The head office of Ramakrishna Mission is in Belur Math. Vivekananda passed away at a young age of 39 years. After his death, a cemetery has been constructed on the Math premises. Vivekananda used to live in a two-storied house to the North East of the Math on the bank of the Ganga. An exhibition of articles used by Swamiji has been set up for public view in this house.
Brahmananda temple (on the bank of Ganga), Matrimandir, Swamiji temple and cemeteries of disciples of Sree Ramakrishna are there. Another attraction of the Math is Sree Ramakrishna Museum set upon 13 May 1994 with the assistance of the National Council of Science Museum.
The environment of those days have been very efficiently built along with articles associated with Sree Ramakrishna, Saradama. Swami Vivekananda and other disciples. Sree Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Temple is on the entrance at G T Road. The uniqueness of this temple is that the Kathamrita of Thakur is depicted in paintings and dolls.
Belur Math Timings
Except for Monday, the temple may be visited from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm Belur Math is open from 6:30 am to 10:30 am and once again from 15:30 pm to 19:30 pm.
Rasbari mandir Belur, Howrah, West Bengal
This temple was built by Shri Purna Chandra Dawn and his mother Kadambini Dasi of Jorasnako dawn family, in 1890 AD.
The main temple situated on the west bank of the Ganges.The temple quite similar with Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Sri Shi Radharaman god worshipped here. There are three to three Shiva temples, Many of them are like Dakshineswar. A fair called Rashmela happened during every rashPurnima.
Directions: From the Howrah take the bus for Bali bus, and come to Lalbaba college. You can also Walk from the Belur Math.
Note – Photography is not allowed in Belur and Rashbari.
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