Agni Temple in Kolkata West Bengal


Here is Some Information about Agni Temple in Kolkata West Bengal India.



Location: Metcalfe Lane, Kolkata
Built in: 7th Century
Established on: 12th October, 1912
famous for : its eternal fire,which burns continuously.
Dedicated to:Fire God(Agni Dev)
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Temple Timing: 6 AM to 10 Pm

Visiting Timing: 30Mins

Best Time to Visit:All time
Nearest Railway Station:Kolkata
Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intrnational Airport.


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Agni temple is actually the place of worship of the Parsi, dedicated to the ‘Fire God’. Originally, Calcutta housed two Agni temples, one at Ezra Street and another on Metcalfe Lane. Of these two temples, it is the latter one that remains in existence till date. It was established on 12th October, 1912. Owing to the rare availability of Parsi worship place in the city, this temple has become the center of Parsi prayers, functions and events in the city. The architecture of the Agni temple is also marvelous.

Agni temple is regarded as a fine example of Parsee architectural finesse. The temple has a spacious hall at the ground floor, for the celebration of various festivals and rituals. The sanctum of the temple is, however, situated on the top floor, where the eternal fire i.e. “agni” burns constantly. The place is not accessible for general public. Nevertheless, the holy image of the flame is displayed on the first floor, for all to see. Typically a Parsi worship place, it is visited by people of all religions, from across India, with same regard.


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How to Reach Agni Temple Kolkata 


By Air: Kolkata is well connected by air to all major countries in the world, as well as to Indian cities. The air carriers that have flights to and from the city include Aeroflot, Air France, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International.

By Rail:
Trains are available from all parts of the country to Calcutta. Most inward bound trains stop at Howrah, which is also the station from which major trains to other cities depart. Most trains heading to areas such as New Jalpaiguri and other provinces in the north-east stop at the other station, Sealdah. Local trains to nearby towns are available from both stations, depending on which part of West Bengal you want to go to. Since Howrah and Sealdah are not exactly a hop, skip and jump away from each other, do remember to check which station you need you board your train from, when you buy your ticket!

By Road :A few buses ply from Orissa and Bihar to Calcutta. However, these are highly uncomfortable and best avoided. Buses are also available to nearby towns, especially if you wish to visit Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri on your trip to Calcutta. Depending on which direction you're heading in, buses could depart from the end of the Maidan near Chowringhee Road, or the bus stand at Babu Ghat near Fort William. A few tour operators have their own private bus stands, so do make inquiries.


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