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Hanseswari Temple

Hanseswari Temple is situated at Bansberia, which is 47 km north of Kolkata in West Bengal. It was built in the beginning of 19th century. The main deity is the blue neem-wood idol of the four-armed goddess Hanseswari, a manifestation of Goddess Kali.

The temple is 21 m high and has 13 towers. The peak of each tower is shaped as a lotus flower. Built according to Tantric principles, this five-storey shrine follows the structure of a human body - Ira, Pingala, Bajraksha, Sushumna and Chitrini.

Vasudeva Temple and Swanbhaba Kali Temple are nearby. Bansberia Railway Station on the Howrah-Katwa main line is the nearest railway station.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Hooghly
Location: Bansberia    


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