Adyapeath Temple | Symbolism, Timings & Bhog

Adyapeath Temple is another Hindu temple built in 1967. It had initially established in 1915 by the followers of Annada Charan Bhattacharya, a great devotee of Maa Kali and Sri Ramakrishna. Adyapeath temple timings are from 04:30 am to 07:00 pm.

Adya Ma Temple, the divine form of Ma Kali, holds great religious significance. The main altar of the temple has three sub-altars. At the bottom is the idol of Sri Ramakrishna, in the middle is our adya, and the top peetha has the model of Radha and Krishna.

Architecture and Symbolism

Adya Ma Temple, the divine form of Ma Kali, holds great religious significance. The main altar of the temple has three sub-altars. At the bottom is the idol of Sri Ramakrishna, in the middle is our adya, and the top peetha has the model of Radha and Krishna. The main temple of Adyapeath is unique in its architecture and symbolism. Made of pure white marble, three temples are inside each other. 

Adyapeath Temple Timings

The symbolism of the temple represents not only the unity of all aspects of the Hindu faith but also the unity of all religions towards a common goal: humanity’s realization of God. Its crest combines Shiva’s trident, moon and star, and cross and the hand fan—symbols of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism, respectively.

The main altar of Adyapeath temple

The altar also takes on a very unusual configuration: three altars, one on the other, like a staircase. On the lower altar is a figure of Sri Ramakrishna. On the central altar is the puppet. Annada Thakur found Adya Ma Murthy in the Garden of Eden. This idol had made of eight metals. “Knowledge and Work” written nearby. At the top is an altar decorated with figures of Radha and Krishna, known as the divine couple throughout India.

Adyapeath Temple

They were surrounded by the sacred letter Om and the word “love” inscribed at their feet. Thus love is the most important virtue and the most straightforward path to God. It is unusual to find a single temple combining the worship of Kali (in the form of Adya Ma) and Radha-Krishna, usually worshipped by two different sects of Hinduism. However, once again, the Adyapeath temple erases the boundaries of denomination or religion and reveals that God is One.

The temple had been constructed so the altar had fully visible whenever the doors opened. Every day thousands of pilgrims and visitors gather to worship, offer prayers and darshan and receive prasadam. Religious songs and discourses had held daily in the nearby Nathmandir (music hall). Adyapeath had considered one of the holiest places in West Bengal and across the border.

Daily worship at Adyapeath Temple

Regular pujas had performed traditionally. The idols had bathed with love, clothed and offered flowers, sandalwood, incense and food. 

Sri Ramakrishna instructed Annada Thakur in his dreams about the types and quantities of food offerings, and these instructions had strictly followed even today. 

As the inside of the temple is tiny, food offerings had made in a separate building in the nearby bhog ghar so that the altar is fully visible. The food thus blessed distribute as prasad to all the visitors.

Timings of Adyapeath Temple

Adyapeath temple timings are Early Morning, 4:30 am to 05:00 am, Morning 10:30 am to 11:00 am, and Evening 06:30 pm to 07:00 pm.

DaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Monday 4:30 am 11 pm6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday4:30 am 11 pm6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday4:30 am 11 pm6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday4:30 am 11 pm6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday4:30 am 11 pm6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday4:30 am 11 pm6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Sunday4:30 am 11 pm6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Adyapeath Temple Bhog Timing

Depending on the crowds, the Bhog starts from 11:30 am to 01:00 pm. Here is the Adyapeath Temple Bhog Timing.

  • Coupon Price Rs.50/-
  • Coupon timing is from 09:00 pm to 12:30 pm.
  • Bhog Start from 11:30 am to 01:00 pm, depending on the crowds

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Accommodation at Adyapeath Temple

  1. Staymaker Addyama Hotel, Dakshineshwar
  2. Debalay Guest House
  3. Spot on Petals Residency Near City Centre Salt Lake
  4. Mohar Residency – A boutique hotel
  5. The Panash Hotel & Banquets


  • 50, D.D. Mondal Ghat Road, Kolkata-700076, PO-Dakshineswar, PS-Belgharia
  • Adyapeath Temple: Official Website

How to Reach Adyapeath Temple?

It had located in the Dakshineswar area of Kolkata, which had well connected with all the city areas of Kolkata and Howrah. Visitors can reach here via road, rail and water mode. 

By Rail:

Dakshineshwar Railway Station is the nearest railway station, and the Kolkata railway station is around 10 KM from here. Howrah Railway Station is also around 10 KM. Ferry rides and boats are also exciting ways to reach here.

By Air:

Netaji Subash Chandra Airport is the nearest airport.


When does Bhog start?

Bhog starts from 11:30 am to 01:00 pm, depending on the rush.

What is unique about Adyapeetha temple?

This temple is unique in its architecture and symbolism. The temple was built of pure white marble and had three temples inside each other.

Is there any COVID-19 control in the temple?

The shrine is open as usual. Now, there are no restrictions for COVID-19. The temple’s official Website suggests wearing a mask and maintaining a distance of 2 meters from each other and also says to wash your hands frequently.

How had the Puja performed in Adyapith Temple?

The pujas had performed traditionally daily. The murtis had devotedly bathed and dressed and offered flowers, incense, sandal paste, and food. Sri Ramakrishna dictated the quantities and types of food offerings to Annada Thakur in dreams, and these instructions had still followed today.