Founded in 1993 by Elizabeth Usha Harding, author of Kali, The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar, the Kali Mandir of Laguna Beach, California, is a temple that welcomes all devotees without exception and maintains a close relationship with the Dakshineshwari Kali Temple where the goddess is Worshipped as Bhavatarini or the one who helps cross the ocean of suffering. This temple is special because it saw the leelas of Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Mata Sarada Devi and the pratima was worshipped by Sri Ramakrishna himself.
The temple follows the right handed path which means no animal sacrifices. The devotees who are mostly but not exclusively American are pure vegetarian devoted to the Goddess whose prana pratishtan was done by Bengali Brahmins from Dakshineshwar.
May Mata Dakshineshwari Mahakalika of Laguna beach, California, bless us with wisdom, love and compassion for all beings that are but manifestations of her light! Jai Mata Kalika! Jar Guru Maa!
Watch a video of a bhajan to Mata Dakshineshwar Kalika of Laguna beach on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4J0I0SDn80