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Temples & Legends of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
The Kalighat Temple of Calcutta Ram Krishna Mission Temples
The Temples in Burdwan The Temples in Hooghly
The Temples in Twenty four Parganas The Temples in Midnapore
The Temples in Birbhum Ektesvara - Siva Temple
The Temples In Bankura Jain Temples In Purulia
Kapilmuni Temple at Sagar Island A Chinese Temple
The Tibetan Temple At Bhotbagan Kiriteswari   Temple
Bhattamati Temple  
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TEMPLES IN 24 PARGANAS

At Halisahar there is a remarkable Ganesha image worshipped with great pomp. It is a two-feet high image seated in Padamashan pose. Out of the four hands two are broken. The polish is still remarkably fresh. Halisahar was the place of residence of Ishwar Puri an intimate friend of Sri Chaitanya Deva. Halisahar was once swept by the wave of Vaishnavism and there are quite a few
Vaishnava temples.

A large number ofSiva temples are now in a decadent condition although the temples were superbly executed and have various scenes from the Puranas sculptured. Besides Siva temples there is a large number of Shakti temples like Shyama Sundari,Siddheswari, Rakshakali, Rudra Bhairavi etc. The fishermen do Kartik Puja with great pomp particularly.

Among the Gramya-devatas at Halisahar we find worship of Shitala Devi, Ola Bibi etc. These Gramya-devatas are popular with people of all classes and communities.
Some of the old temples in this district are well preserved and the temples attract thousands of persons. Some of the old temples are abandoned and are declining rapidly. Many of the images have been stolen away too. It is because some famous old temples still continue to be visited by thousands of villagers while a few others remain completely ignored that this article refers to them as of light and shade.

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