Did you know Kolkata's Kali temple serves Noodles, Chop Suey, and Sticky Rice as prasad?

'Chinese Kali Temple' is a religious place situated in Kolkata's famous Tangra area, also called the 'China Town.' The area is a perfect blend of Tibetian and East Asian culture, making it a good tourist attraction.

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India is known for its religious and cultural beliefs, where one can explore religious places in every corner of the country. In India, there is a tradition of offering 'prasad' to the god, which is then distributed amongst the devotees. The temples commonly give laddoo, kheer, puffed rice, balls of sugar, and much more as prasad. However, there is this one Kali Mata temple in Kolkata that follows a unique tradition. They offer noodles, chop suey, and sticky rice as prasad.  

'Chinese Kali Temple' is a religious place situated in Kolkata's famous Tangra area, also called the 'China Town.' The area is a perfect blend of Tibetian and East Asian culture, making it a good tourist attraction. The idol in the temple looks the same as any other goddess Kali temple in India. The unique thing about this temple is the 'Prasad' first offered to the goddess Kali and later distributed among devotees. 

The Bengali priest worships the goddess, and handmade papers are burned to keep the evil spirits away. The aroma of this temple is unique from other Hindu temples in the country as they use Chinese incense sticks. On Diwali, the temple shines with tall candles sparkling all around.