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Rampara Kalibari

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The Rampara Kalibari is a sacred Hindu temple which is situated in Rampara near Kolkata. It is 35 km away from Kolkata. Inside the temple premise, the presiding deity is of Siddheshwari Kali who is a facet of Goddess Kali and Siddheshwar is the name of Lord Shiva However, Siddheshwari is the feminine form of Siddheshwar. This temple was established by Nandy Family of Rampara. That family was a great devotee of Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva. People believed that the wooden deity of Goddess Kali is more than 500 years old.

In the temple premises, a separate room was built for the Jagannath- Subhadra- Balaram. And a hall is also included in the premises for any occasional purpose. The courtyard of the temple complex is used for any auspicious function/fest or the occasion.

How to Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra.

By Train: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station which is approx 227 KM.

By Road: The temple is well connected by good roads with all the major towns of West Bengal. Cabs, Auto-Rickshaws, Local buses and Taxis are available to reach the temple.

History

According to old legends, the fore father of Late Madhusudan Nandy had constructed the temple which was later re-built and larter on developed by his sons Late Phakir Chandra Nandy, Late Surendra NathNandy and Late Gosto Behari Nandy, who were descendants of Nandy Family. Daily Puja rituals,Pooja Ceremonies, Aartis  and maintenance part are taken care by their present generation. The Nandy Family founded the Rampara Kalibari, many years back. As they are worshipping Goddess Kali since long and had a great belief in her. That is why they took a step to build a temple for the deity for the prosperity and happiness of the people of Rampara and the villagers. The hope, credence of the people in the Goddess was so strong that this is one of the most powerful temples of that region now.

This temple was built in the historic and traditional style of Bengal architecture with many rooms within. One of the rooms is shared by the Goddess Kali with the Deity ‘Panchanan’. It is a belief that the old temple was constructed 300 years back and it was rebuilt in early 20th century and that some of its artisans involved were members who built Victoria Memorial.

Architectural Brief

The temple compound contains a large courtyard surrounding the temple with a small garden,a Jagannath Temple, a Hall and the boundary walls. There are different rooms in the temple.The Goddess Kali is enshrined in the first room, with another deity, Panchanan, just beside her,sharing the same room. The temple has its own residential area just attached to its boundary,which belongs to the Nandy family. The Utensils and the Pooja Samagri of the temple are keptin the sacristy, other rooms of the temple. There is a Pond associated with the temple justnearby it. The temple also has a Rath, which is taken out during the Rath Yatra on the occasionof Jagannath Pooja.

Festivals Observed

Kali/Durga Puja and Navratri are celebrated with a great pomp and devotion annually. The local devotees,pilgrims and the tourists come and visit the temple during Laxmi Pooja, Saraswati Pooja Holi and Diwali. However, Apart from these main Festivals, Temple also organise many fests and fairs on small-small festivities and occasions throughout the year which are held at the temple premises.

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  Rampara, Hooghly, West Bengal 712706, India