Mahanad Kali Temple in the Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district was founded by Krishna Chandra Neogi on the tithi of Krishna Chaturdashi on the day of Ratanti Kali Puja. Ratanti Kali Puja is normally held in the Bengali month of Magh (January-February) every year.
In the year 1830, the mandir built at Mahanad village, Hooghly District, P.S. Polaba by a saint, a devotee of Goddess named Krishnachandra Neogi. It is a ‘Nabaratna’ mandir and the height is 84 feet.
Mahanad Kali Temple is a nabaratna style of Bengal temple architecture. The temple has undergone renovation many times. Krishna Chandra Neogi was a zamindar and he had a flourishing business in sugar and wood. He had a dream and after that, he made the idol of Goddess Kali from Benaras. Here Maa Kali called by the name of Brahmamoyee. The idol made of kosthi pathar (touchstone) and Maa Kali placed on Pancha Mundir Aashan, which is a meditation seat of five skulls. The puja here is performed according to Tantric rituals.
According to Sri Swapan Kumar Neogi, one of the predecessor of the founder, Rani Rashmoni visited this temple in the year 1842-43. This area was a dense forest. Sacrifice is performed here. On the day of Ratanti Kali Puja, a big Hom (offerings in the sacred fire) performed. In the four corners of the mandir, there are four Shiva Linga installed.
Puja done at 10.30 am every day. Arati, other rituals done thereafter. The mandir remains closed at the noon and again opens in the afternoon.
Evening Arati performed every evening.
The nearest railway station is Pandua on the Howrah-Bardhaman mainline. One has to take an auto or a toto to reach the temple. A lot of people come here to offer puja to the goddess.
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