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Shakti Pith #19: Kalighat Kali Mandir

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 | 28 comments

  Early medieval accounts of the shakti piths (centers of power) cite Kalighat as the dwelling place of a particularly fierce...

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Shakti Pith #47: The Mahishamardini Mandir of Bakreshwar

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 | 4 comments

  Bakreshwar: A Conflux of Shaiva and Shakta Tradition   Although Bakreshwar, West Bengal is primarily renowned for its Shiva...

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Tarapith: Fire, Blood, Magic, and Sati’s Third Eye

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 | 54 comments

  Is Tarapith a Shakti Pith?   While Tarapith is often not considered a “true” shakti pith due to its rather curious...

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Shakti Pith #28: Kankalitala

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 | 11 comments

  Kankalitala: Mandir and Sacred Kund   While at first glance appearing to be no more than a modest rural temple, a closer...

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Kali Puja: A Celebration of Light and Darkness

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 | 2 comments

    Kali Puja is celebrated on the New Moon day of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin.  This is also the same day on which the...

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Evening Aarti at Kalighat’s Northern Entrance

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 | 0 comments

  It is now 2 a.m. and I am staying up all night to see what I can collect from the opening ceremonies of Durga Puja early tomorrow...

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