Why is Kolkata called as Black City ? Facts about Black Hole of Calcutta

Once upon a time, anumber of Europeans were imprisoned in a small lockup popularly known as the Black Hole of Calcutta which brand the city as Black City

Another reason for its black branding is that a finger of goddess Kali fell here when Shiva was carrying her dead body. The temple enshrines an awe inspiring black stone idol of goddess Kali. Therefore the city is popularly called as the “Black City “of India.

Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, located on the east bank of the Hooghly River. The city is known for businesses, academic excellence and is a cultural hub of Eastern India.   

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