HistoryTV18 to tell story of Kolkata’s patron Goddess in ‘Dakshineswar: Legends of Kali’

The film will premiere today at 8pm

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 4:27 PM

HistoryTV18 presents an hour-long documentary about the fearsome, mysterious yet benevolent Goddess Kali, her devotees, festival and great temple.

According to Hindu tradition, the warrior Goddess is the personification of Shakti, the feminine divine, at its most powerful. She is all-conquering and Her wrath all-consuming. But when She is calm, then like nature She is maternal - nurturing and protective. When most of India shines in celebration of Diwali, it is Goddess Kali who holds centre-stage in Eastern India. Kali Puja is special in Kolkata, and of its many temples, none is grander than the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

Ever since it was completed and opened to the public in the mid-nineteenth century, it has been a melting pot of diverse ideologies. Dakshineswar Kali Temple remains iconic, and millions still throng here.

The narrative also encompasses the fascinating stories of prominent historical figures. Rani Rashmani, the temple’s visionary builder, is key to the story. So is Sri Ramkrishna Parmhans, the temple’s head priest. Today, he is revered as a saint mystic, whose pluralist ideas were a life-changing influence for Swami Vivekananda.

The film is rich in facts and provides insights into mythology, its powerful symbolism and present-day relevance, especially about the representation and position of women in Indian society.
‘Dakshineswar: Legends of Kali’ premieres on Friday, 25th October at 8 PM

Avinash Kaul, MD A+E Networks | TV18 and CEO Network18 says, “At HistoryTV18, we believe in telling stories that are engaging as well as relevant for our viewers. In keeping with our commitment of raising the bar with each original production, ‘Dakshineswar: Legends of Kali’ is an absolutely compelling story, told exceedingly well.”

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