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Holy Places, Kolkata
Kolkata has an amalgam of holy places. The city has been deeply influenced by great reformers and preachers of Indian sub continent. The city houses a diverse population who are followers of major faiths like Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism. The holy places as such include popular worshipping places like temples, mosques, churches and synagogues. Some of these worshipping places form the local tourist attractions. These holy places includes Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Belur Math, Nakhoda Mosque, Paresnath Temple, St Paul's Cathedral and Portuguese Cathedral.

The holy places mentioned are important following their historical importance or association with great religious thinkers and spiritual visionaries. Ramakrishna Parmahamsa, one such reformist of the 19th century has left great impressions in the city. Dakshineswar Kali Temple is associated with this personality. Belur Math is an amalgam of a temple, mosque and church. Besides popular holy places there are numerous worshipping places scattered in the city.

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