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Temples in East India >> Arunachal Pradesh >> Hangseshwari Temple


Hangseshwari temple is a temple of goddess kali in the town of Banshberia in Hooghly District of the Indian state of West Bengal. The temple complex has another temple — Ananta Basudeba temple — besides the main temple. Also near is the Swanbhaba Kali temple built by Nrisinhadeb in 1788. The Hangseshwari temple has a distinctive architecture different from the usual pattern present in this area.

Hooghly is located to the North West of Calcutta. Hooghly district comprises a fertile, low-lying alluvial tract dotted with marshes. The district is drained by the Rupnarayan and Damodar rivers. The heritage trail of West Bengal leads to the district of Hooghly. Hooghly still retains some relics of its past glory. The old buildings, churches and graveyards are reminiscent of its mixed cultural heritage, borrowed from the British, Armenian, Portuguese, Dutch and Danish people.