The Kankalitala Temple, Bolpur

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Kankalitala is a temple town in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal.GeographyIt is located about from Bolpur on the Bolpur - Labhpur road. It is situated on the bank of the Kopai River. It is a gram panchayat under Bolpur-Sriniketan block.List of census villages mapped for Kankalitala village panchayat are as follows: Bengutia, Jaljalia, Karpatikuri, Sangri Mahula, Sangri Mahula, Sangri, Rautara, Gopalpur, Kuchli, Dhultikuri, Bagdaura, Bisheghata, Amdahara, Kshudra Amdahara, Patharghata, Kesaradihi, Sitapur, Padmabatipur, Khosh Kadambapur, Uttar Narayanpur, and Layek BazarDemographicsIn 2001, population of Kankalitala gram panchayat was 19,229PoliticsAs per orders of the Delimitation Commission, Kankalitala, Kasba, Sarpalehana Albandha, Sian Muluk and Singhee gram panchayats of Bolpur - Sriniketan CD Block will form part of Nanoor (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and Bolpur (Lok Sabha constituency).CultureIt is one of the Shakti Peethas where the waist (or kankal in Bengali) of sati fell. There are several temples in the town. This is also a popular Hindu pilgrimage site of West Bengal.
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  • The place is one of the most sacred places I have visited in India. But another reason to remember it is Babu Chatterjee. We visited during winter so my mother had a coat on her. Before entering the.....  more »
  • Kankalitala is one of the famous satipeeth in Birbhum because 1) It is very near to Bolpur and 2) People can feel the vibration of the goddess . But now a days due to Modernisation , it is loosing...  more »
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