Saturday Jul 20, 2024

Shobhabazar Lal Mandir, Kolkata

Address

Shobhabazar Lal Mandir, Kolkata

Lal Mandir, Jatindra Mohan Ave, Raja Nabakrishna Street,

Sovabazar, Shobhabazar, Kolkata,

West Bengal 700005

Amman

Durga

Introduction

The Lal Mandir is an old durga temple in the locality of Shobhabazar, at the crossing of Raja Nabakrishna Street and Jyotindra Mohan Avenue of Kolkata, India. It is said to be built by the Raja of Shobhabazar. It is located near Sobhabazar Metro Station entrance. This temple is famous for its historical and cultural significance, particularly its association with the Durga Puja celebrations.

Puranic Significance 

The temple was established by the Shobhabazar Raj family, one of the prominent aristocratic families in Kolkata, during the 18th century. It has been a centre for various religious and cultural activities over the years, contributing significantly to the cultural fabric of Kolkata.

Special Features

The Shobhabazar Lal Mandir is famous for its annual Durga Puja, one of the oldest and most significant in Kolkata. The temple is known for its rich heritage and architectural beauty, reflecting traditional Bengali styles. The temple complex is an excellent example of traditional Bengali architecture, with intricate designs and decorations. It features a spacious courtyard, which is the hub of activities during the Durga Puja festival.

Festivals

Durga Puja

Century/Period

18th century

Nearest Bus Station

Shobhabazar Metro Station Bus Stand

Nearest Railway Station

Shobhabazar Sutanuti Railway Station

Nearest Airport

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)

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