• Sri Haradhan Chakraborty, the late main priest at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, India, comes from a lineage of priests. Like his father, he worshipped Ma Bhavatarini Kali throughout his adult life. In 1993, he installed the image of Ma Dakshineswari Kali in Laguna Beach by performing prana pratistha.
  • Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was a Hindu monk, chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, and a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.
  • Lord Nataraj is a depiction of the Hindu God Shiva as the divine dancer. His dance is called Tandavam or Nadanta, depending on the context of the dance. This particular image is worshipped at Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach.
  • These deities of Radha and Krishna reside at Kali Mandir, Laguna Beach. They were custom-made for Kali Mandir by a well-known artist in Kolkata who molded them in the likeness of the Radha Krishna images at the Dakshineswar Temple, Kolkata, India.
  • Devotees pray to the Goddess Shitala, an incarnation of the Supreme Goddess Durga, to protect them and cure them from disease. This image of Shitala resides at Kali Mandir, Laguna Beach.
  • This beautiful sandstone image of Lord Hanuman was a surprise donation arriving at Kali Mandir in 2007 a day before Guru Purnima.
  • Sri Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886) was born in Kamarpukur, a small village in West Bengal. He spent his adult life ardently worshipping Ma Bhavatarini Kali at the Dakshineswar Temple in Kolkata. His spiritual realizations made him see God in everything. God is One. People call on the same God who appears in various forms and names.
  • Sale!
    The new Kali Mandir 2022 calendar is here! This elegant calendar makes a great Christmas gift. Besides beautiful photos of Ma Dakshineswari Kali and Ma Bhavatarini Kali, this calendar features all the 2022 dates for amavasyas, ekadasis, important Hindu dates, birthdays of saints, daylight savings, etc. Dimensions: 11" X 8.5". Kali Mandir developed its 2022 calendar with dates calculated for Southern California.  

    SPECIAL SALE:

    From now until Shyama Kali Puja (November 3rd), we will be selling the Kali Mandir 2022 calendar for only $21.50!
  • Imported from India. The camphor bowl is made of quality brass – with wooden handle. 8.5"wx3"h
  • Sandalwood is considered the most spiritual fragrance. Paste made by grinding sandalwood with water is touched to most items when offered in puja. This is the Mysore sandalwood that the shopkeeper stashes in a separate trunk for special customers only.  The grinding stone is not included in the price.
  • This two-disk DVD set invites you into Ma Kali’s inner sanctum, giving you a rare view of the morning worship performed by the late Sri Haradhan Chakraborti, main pujari of the famous Dakshineswar Kali Temple in India.  This is not an instructional video of how to perform Kali puja or learn mantras or mudras.  It is a rare glimplse of a master pujari performing Kali puja creating a mood of devotion tangibly felt by all.

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