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Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a Hindu temple. Photo by asis k. chatt / CC BY-SA 2.0
The DAKHSHINESWAR TEMPLE was founded by RANI (Queen) of Janbaazar RASHMONI in 1855 on the east bank of the Ganges river. This is a major place of pilgrimage in West Bengal, especially for the followers of SRI RAMAKRISHNA DEVA.
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This city where this temple is located is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, in India. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational center of the Eastern part of the country. The Port in this city is the country’s oldest operating port and its sole major river port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban area, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million people, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India.

Its a Large Metropolitan City

As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, this city has substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other logistic and socioeconomic problems. Following Indian independence in 1947, This city which was once the center of modern Indian education, science, culture, and politics, witnessed several decades of economic stagnation.

There are Established Local Traditions

The city has established local traditions in drama, art, film, theater, and literature. Many people from there, among them several Nobel laureates, have contributed to the arts, the sciences, and other areas. The city’s culture features close-knit neighborhoods and freestyle intellectual exchanges. West Bengal’s share of the Bengali film industry is based in the city, which also hosts the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India.

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Howrah Bridge on the Hooghly River, India. Photo by Bernard Gagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Some Institutions and Associations in the City

Among professional scientific institutions, this city hosts the Agri Horticultural Society of India, the Geological Survey of India, the Botanical Survey of India, the Calcutta Mathematical Society, the Indian Science Congress Association, the Zoological Survey of India, the Institution of Engineers, the Anthropological Survey of India and the Indian Public Health Association. The city is home to major cricketing venues and franchises, however it differs from other Indian cities by giving importance to association football and other sports.

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If you live outside of India and haven’t visited this city then you should strongly consider visiting it if you visit India.


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