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Kālīghāṭ


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The name of a popular temple site dedicated to Kālī, close to the banks of the Bhāgīrathī river in a suburb of Kolkata (Calcutta). The present temple is about two hundred years old, although the site itself is older. It is considered one of the śāktipīṭhas—in this case marking the site were the toes of Satī's right foot fell to earth. Animals—usually black goats—are slaughtered daily in the precincts of the temple in an attempt to propitiate Kālī with a blood sacrifice.

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