The three storey beautiful temple was made in the traditional Bengali style of Nava-ratna or nine spires which rises up to a height of 100 feet. There is a huge courtyard in the centre and rooms along the outer side. Apart from these, there is a temple dedicated of Radha and Krishna, a shrine devoted to Rani Rashmoni and twelve shrines of Lord Shiva, Goddess Kali’s companion. Ramakrishna used to spend a lot of his time in these temples of Lord Shiva.
Many rituals are performed and ceremonies are celebrated in this auspicious temple. On the day of Amavasya (no moon night), many devotees come to worship to the temple after a daylong fast. In the month of jaistha of the Bengali calendar, worshipers perform Phalaharini Kali Puja in the name of Goddess Kali on a new moon night. The Prasad is presented to those who desire the offerings of the Goddess. Two most important festivals are the Durga Puja and Kali Puja which are celebrated with great enthusiasm and grandiose events in the premises of the Dakshineswar temple by the worshipers. The temple is decorated with flowers and adorned with lights to celebrate the festivities.
Dakshineswar Temple opens at 07:00 AM to 09:00 PM in Summer and 06:00 AM to 08:30 PM in Winter
Mangal aarti starts at 04:00 AM in Summer and 05:00 in Winter, Bhog aarti starts at 12:00 PM, Sandhya Aarti starts at 07:00 PM in Summer and 06:30 PM in Winter