Kali Bari Mandir of New Delhi is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is relatively small in size and quite unpretentious in its design. The temple holds special significance for the Bengali people residing in the city, especially at the time of Durga Puja, held in the month of October-November every year. During that time, the temple becomes the center for celebrations and is flooded by devotees of all ages, in large numbers. A massive Peepal tree grows inside the temple and is considered to be quite sacred.
Devotees coming to the Kali Bari Mandir tie a red thread around the
bark of the tree while making a wish. If the wish gets fulfilled, they
come back to the temple to untie the thread. An amazing fact about the
temple is that here, liquor is offered to the Goddess. Situated near the
Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, the Kali Bari temple is also visited by the
North Indians staying in the capital city. Though not ostentatious like
the numerous other temples in Delhi, it still attracts devotees from far