Posted on: 8 August 2014

'Temple of Bhawani'
Painted by Fanny Parkes

From the book:
Wanderings of a pilgrim, in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenana
By Fanny Parkes
Published by Pelham Richardson, London - 1850

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Devotees in upper India of ferocious 'Kali' mata call her Bhawani Devi which means means "giver of life", and the old original Kalighat temple was situated on 'Adi-Ganga' in Bhawanipur, Kolkata.