The Hyderabad Kalibari (Bengali: 'হ্যদেরাবাদ কালীবাড়ি' 'Hyderabad Kalibari', Sanskrit:' हैदराबाद कालीबाड़ी ') is a Hindu temple located in Vivekanandapuram of Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, just 7 km from Secunderabad Railway Station. The presiding deity of the temple is goddess Kali, hence the name Kalibari or Abode of Kali. The temple is famous for its Kali Puja and Durga Puja which is held on October/November of every year during Dusshera and Diwali.
In 1974, a piece of Land measuring about 2000 sq. yds was donated by the late Shree S.Madhusudan Reddy, ex-M.L.C. Malkajgiri a devotee of Ma Kali, to the Hyderabad Kalibari trust for building a Kali Temple. Subsequently, a number of devotees, in particular the late Lala Chowdhury Maman Ram Agarwal, a philanthropist came forward in collecting / offering donations substantially for the construction of the Kalibari at Vivekanandapuram, Secunderabad. The organization started in 1974 and the foundation stone was laid by the Swamy Ranganathanandaji Maharaj, the then President of Ramakrishna mission Hyderabad.
On the 28 August 1976, an idol of Kalimata, which was made out of a single piece of black stone, was purchased from “Chitpur”, West Bengal, which was in the pattern of Kalimata of Dakshineshwar temple at Kolkata. It was installed by Swamy Ranganathanandaji Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mission and the late Raja Sagi Suryanarayana Raju, the then Minister for Endowments, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh was the chief guest on this occasion.
The idol sthapana and Pran Pratistha of the goddess was done by the late Sree Gostha Behari Bhattacherjee, Vidyaratna, a famous Tantric priest of famous “Chunagali Kali Temple” of Kolkata. Late Sree A.K.Ganguly, the 1st priest of Hyderabad Kalibari, assisted him in performing the pooja under vedic and tantric ways in accordance with shastrik injunctions. Swamy Ranganathanandaji Maharaj was approached for guidance. He suggested that the Kalibari should be named as the “Hyderabad Kalibari”. Many devotees visit the holy Kalibari premises in search of solace.