Kolkata is an extremely wonderful city in terms of religious expeditions. People belonging to various religions and cultures live here, with immense peace and harmony. The city is also he houses of several worship places, related to different religions right, from Hinduism to Jainism.
The unique ancient scuplturous temples of this place are famous throughout the world. Kolkata is known for its different festive and celebratory mood. The British reign in the city has also made its culture, a very cosmopolitan one. Irrespective of the region, the people in this city bow in front of every religious home with equal respect and devotion. In this article, we will explore the various religious places in Calcutta.
To make a blog on BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir first you need to know the person who was actually stand behind building up the mandir.
The name of that person, rather I like to describe him as a yogi and an ascetic whose life and teachings brought a revival of central Hindu practices of dharma, ahimsa and brahmacharya, was Swaminarayan, also known as Sahajanand Swami, who is the propagator of the Swaminarayan Sampraday known previously as the Uddhav Sampraday, is a Hindu sect.
A little outside of Kolkata, around 16 Km from Esplanade, the Bhavatarini Mata, an aspect of Kali Mata, founded a temple profoundly known as Dakshineswar Kali Temple situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. The name Bhavatarini meaning ‘She who liberates her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e. ‘Samsara’.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple,formally known as Sri Sri Jagadishwari Mahakali, built up by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali on 31st May, 1855.
Aarti is a ritual of worship, a part of puja of Hindu Culture. The basic things one can see during the aarti are light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor which is offered to one or more deities. Today I will take you at Evening Aarti – Bagbazar Ghat.
The word Ganga Aarti instantly reminds you one of the famous Hindu religious states Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh.
But in this blog I am writing about one of the most beautiful aarti for River Ganges(River Ganges is the holy river for Hindu Religion and consider as Ma Ganga) of Kolkata that takes place on the BagBazar Ghat each evening which is worth watching.
ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL – Asia’s First Episcopal Church.
“The Church is designed to nourish the imperfect, the struggling and the exhausted….”
While visiting the “Island of Attractions” in Kolkata, a 201 feet tall spire will definitely catch your glimpse. After visiting Birla planetarium,Rabindra Sadan, Nandan,Victoria Memorial , don’t forget to visit Kolkata’s another most important cultural heritage that is St. Paul’s Cathedral- Asia’s First Episcopal Church. The Cathedral is just beside Birla Planetarium. It is visible from Rabindra Sadan and Victoria Memorial.
St.Paul’s Cathedral Church, constructed in between the year 1839 – 1847 by Major W. N. Forbes and C.K. Robinson and founded by Daniel Wilson in the year 1847.
It was the first Episcopal Church in Asia and the largest Cathedral in Kolkata. It is an Anglican Cathedral in Kolkata under Church Of North India.