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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
Andhrapradesh
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Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE TEMPLES IN BANKURA

The other local deities (Gramya Devatas) worshipped are Mansa, Chandi, Sitala, Kudra, Baram and Bhairab. To the west of the village, there is Jogeshwar Siva and Raksha Kali, who are worshipped by all the castes. A well-attended Siva Gajan is celebrated with eclat.

The fishermen have their Dakater Kali (Kali of the robbers) and it is said that at one time no dacoits would go out to commit dacoites unless Dakater Kali was worshipped. A trident represents the deity of the Dakater Kali only, which is supposed to be planted on a number of skulls. It is said that one of the local Zamindar families was going to be extinct, as there was no male issue.

A male child was born after the deity of Kali was devoutly worshipped at a crematorium. The son so born was called Kali Prasad and he established the temple of Kali at Mainapur.  He was a tantrik and a writer of many Shyama Sangeets or songs glorifying Shyama or Kali. Buddha images have also been found at Mainapur. These images are of the Bajrajoni School. Verily the village of Mainapur is a great example of a typical religion-complex.

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