This temple is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar, Kolkata. It is in the eastern bank of Hoogly River, the presiding deity of the templae is Bhavatarini as aspect of Kali. The Temple was built in 1855. Rani Rashmani was the creator of this famous pilgrimage of Bengal. Ramkrishna Dev was the main priest of this kali temple. The temple compound, apart from the nine main temples, contains a large courtyard surrounding the temple with rooms along the boundary walls. There are twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva-Kali's companion along the riverfront, a temple to Radha-Krishna, a bathing ghat on the river and a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni. The chamber in the northwestern corner just beyond the last of the Shiva temples is where Ramakrishna spent a considerable part of his life. The exceptionally open-minded Rani wished that pilgrims of all casts and religions could offer prayers at the temple. Her dreams were fulfilled since irrespective of religion and castes Dakshineswar is thronged by millions of devotees and admired for its peaceful ambiance.
The idols of the Gods and the Goddess was decided to be installed on the ‘snana-yatra day’, an auspicious days of the Hindus. 31st May 1855, more than 1 lakh Brahmins were invited from different parts of the country to grace the auspicious occasion amidst the controversy of the Rani being in no position to own a temple and to offer Brahmins to feed since she was of low birth.The idols of the Gods and the Goddess was decided to be installed.