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Exhibit 3: Dakshineswar Kali Temple

The Dakshineswar Kali Temple was built in by Rani Rashmoni after she was visited in a dream by Goddess Kali who ordered her build a temple on the banks of the Ganga and establish her idol. The temple was completed between 1847 and 1855. Ramkumar Chattopadhyay was the first head priest in 1855 but after his death in 1856, the position was adorned by the famous and revered mystic Shri Ramakrishna Dev and his wife Sarada Devi.



The plaque inscribed with the name of the founding mother of the Dakshineswari Kali Mandir. It reads:


“Ranima
Lokemata Rani Rasmani
Founding Mother
Dakshineswari Kali Mandir and Debuttor (temporality) Estate
Established date: Punya Snan Yatra, 18th Jaistha, 1262 Bangabda.” (June 1st, 1855 CE)
 

The Dakshineswari Kali vigraha inside Dakshineswari Kali mandir. 

Dakshineswari Kali Mandir vintage view.
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