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ॐ Kali Kali Mahakali Kalike Parameshvari
sarvanandakare Devi Narayani Namo-stute
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“Adyashakti is full of play. She is creating, preserving and destroying. Her name is Kali. Kali Herself is Brahman, Brahman Itself is Kali!”

- Sri Ramakrishna


Kali Mandir

Kali Mandir is a non-profit, educational and religious organization founded in 1993 dedicated to the worship of the Divine Mother Kali in the devotional tradition of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. Our principle office and root-temple is known as Kali Mandir Ramakrishna Ashram. The ashram is located in Laguna Beach, California, in the sacred Laguna Canyon, two miles from the Pacific Ocean, and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Laguna Cove Wilderness Park. The spiritual heart of the ashram is the temple to Ma Dakshineswari Kali. Although located in a home on a private street in a residential neighborhood, the ashram and shrine is open to guests at scheduled times or by appointment for darshan, puja, kirtan and discourses. The ashram also includes meditation gardens, a small book & gift shop, a Hindu seminary, and a residential monastery.

A Gift For You

Usha Ma took this rare footage inside the Dakshineswar Kali temple in the late 1980s. It captures Sri Haradhan Chakraborti performing morning Kali puja in front of Ma Bhavatarini.

This video was professionally edited, color balanced and sound engineered. We are making it available free of charge during this difficult time. If you appreciate our efforts in producing more such videos and would like to contribute, you are welcome to donate to Kali Mandir.


“The Divine Mother’s magic is ancient as life itself. She existed before gods and mortals and She will exist even after the great dissolution. Mother is pure energy in subtle form, but in times of need or just out of a desire to play, She manifests.”

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Live streaming webcasts of satsangs, amavasya pujas, and special events. Go to the link to watch live, see previous recordings, or check for upcoming webcasts.


Spiritual discourses given at Kali Mandir by Swami Chetanananda, Swami Bhajanananda, Swami Ambikananda and others.

Online resource for worship articles, murtis, rudraksha malas, asanas, cotton saris, incense, chadders, hand-picked spiritual books and CDs, sacred photos, spiritual jewelry and beautiful items imported from India.

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