Pages Navigation Menu

An Audio-Visual Exploration of India's Sacred Geography

Shakti Pith #19: Kalighat Kali Mandir

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 | 31 comments

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

Read More

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...

Read More

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

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 | 58 comments

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

Read More

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...

Read More

Kali Puja: A Celebration of Light and Darkness

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 | 4 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...

Read More

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...

Read More