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Published on Mar 10, 2010
Kali-kshetra Kalighat is a shakti peeth -- one among the 51 sites where the divine body of shiva's wife Sati fell , after being cut to pieces by vishnu's sudarshana chakra . the fingers of left foot fell at this place , which is presently located in the city of Kolkata ( Calcutta ) .
Devi reside here with her Bhairav Nakuleshwar , in the form of Dakhshinakalika . The ancient temple has been built and rebuilt many times , the latest one being the construction of savarna chowdhurys of barisha .
About three hundread years ago this area was frequented by dacoits and tantriks and incidents of human sacrifice was common . The site has been visited by numerous saints and imminent personalities like swami vivekananda , Ramakrishna Paramahamsa , S ri Aurobindo and Sister Nivedita .
Maa's luminous presence continues to draw heavy devotees all year round ...