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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple (Bengali: দক্ষিনেশ্বর কালী মন্দির Dokkhineshshôr Kali Mondir, Sanskrit: दक्षिणेश्वर काली मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, meaning, ‘She who liberates Her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e. Saṃsāra’. The temple was built by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna, a mystic of 19th Century Bengal. The Dakshineswar Kali Temple was founded around the middle of the 19th Century by Rani Rashmoni. Rani Rashmoni belonged to Kaivarta caste …

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Mini Watermelon Barfi

This is an Indian sweet that I’ve loved over many years. A few years back I saw them decorated as watermelon slices and have since adapted that design in my own way. Feel free to color and shape the barfi from this recipe into any design. The recipe given here makes about 60 mini watermelon slice burfi pieces.   Ingredients: 15 oz part skim ricotta cheese 1 stick of butter 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup dry milk 1/2 tsp grinded cardamon seeds whole cardamon seeds green food coloring red food coloring Directions: Place two paper towels on a dish and empty the ricotta cheese on top of them. This will help absorb …