108 Shiva Temples, West Bengal

Kalna Shiva temple is known for historical monuments and for the 108 Shiva temples in the city. It is located near Bardhaman in West Bengal, a state in India and the city Kalna is also commonly known as Ambika Kalna. The name Abikan Kalna was given after the Goddess Kali, also known as Maa Ambika. Kalna is known for having the majority of Hindu religion as the 108 Shiva temples, also known as Nava Kailash is located here. The Kalna Shiva Temple was constructed with White marbles and black stone and is constructed in two circles where the Shivalinga statues are kept. From the centre of the temple complex, a devotee will be able to see all 108 Shivlingas.

Pratapeswar Temple, Lalji Temple, Siddheswari Kalibari, Pathuria Mahal Ghat and other temples are also located near the Nava Kailash Temple or Kalna Shiva Temple. The temple in Pathuria Mahal Ghat is more than 800 years old and is known for worshipping Devi Ambika. The walls in the Krishna Chandra Mandir (which is located in Kalna) are carved with the scenes from the epic scriptures and is filled with Terracotta designs.One of the major festivals celebrated in Kalna is Mahishmardini Puja. People from across the state gather to celebrate the occasion which lasts for four days while playing games and enjoying various types of entertainment. Saraswati Puja is another festival which is celebrated grandly in Kalna, where the Goddess Saraswati is decorated beautifully and the temple is filled with devotees from across the country.

Timings

108 Shiva Temples open at 05:00 AM to 12:00 PM and then 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Entry Fees

no entry fee

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