Firinghi Kalibari, Kolkata, West Bengal

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Deity: Kali Mata
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Major festivals Kali Puja
District:: Kolkata
Address: 244, BB Ganguly Street, Bowbazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700012

Firinghi Kalibari is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali located on B.B Ganguly street in the Bowbazar locality of Kolkata, India. The temple is said to be over 500 years old, and is named after its association with Anthony Firingee, a European who converted to Hinduism and was a great devotee of Kali.


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This temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali. It is situated on B.B Ganguly Street in the Bow bazar locality of Kolkata state, India. The temple is said to be over 500 years old. This temple got its name after its amalgamation with Anthony Firingee who was a European and thus converted himself to Hinduism. He was a great devotee of Goddess Kali. One of the famed Directors- Srijit Mukherjee has done the Muhurat (Inauguration) of his new Bangla film“Jatismar” at Firingi Kalibari of Bowbazar area with Puja ceremony and the Rituals associated with the inauguration functions on 2nd of July, Tuesday. Actor Prosenjit and Actress Swastika also performed the worship and religious customs to offer greetings and homage to God and Goddess. As per the script of the shot, star Prosenjit would be performing the role of Anthony ‘Firingi’ in the movie which was really an entertainer. Previously, Uttam Kumar played the role of Anthony Firingi. This magnificent temple of Kali is about 500 years old. And this religious pilgrim centre is not only famous for the rituals and Puja Ceremonies performed during occasions and festivities, the temple also plays a vital and significant role in the scenario and site scenes for tourists and visitors.

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