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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 & Legends Of India
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THE TEMPLES IN BANKURA

Besides a Siva lingam there are images of Ganesh, Jain Prasanath and one Mahisamardini deity.  In the month of
Chaitra the Bahulara Siva Gajan is held spread over three days. Hundreds of Bhaktas come to the place and do certain types of self-immolation. The PataBhaktas lie on a bed of nails and make Brahmins sit on him.  He is actually carried from the river ghat to the Gajan area in this manner while the other Bhaktas follow him chanting 'Bom Bom Siva Shanker".  The area is full of old relics and mounds and there is no doubt that an excavation would even now yield excellent results.

6 Iconography of Buddhist and Brahminical Sculpture, by Shri Nalini Bhattasali, p. XVI.

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