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Temples & Legends of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
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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
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BHATTAMATI TEMPLE

There is one such temple little known to the public outside at Bhattamati, a village in the subdivision of Lalbagh (Murshidabad district).  The village is about three miles to the west of Lalbagh Court Railway station on Howrah-Azimganj section of Eastern Railway.  From other points of view Bhattamati is a small unimportant village.
But the presence of this remarkable Saivaite temple shows the village has had her glorious days. 

A number of Siva lingams are found scattered about in the vicinity of the temple.  According to tradition four hundred Carnatic Bhatta Brahmins were inducted and settled in this village in the days of Hussain Sah the king of Gaur.  Rup Sanatan the Minister of Hussain Sah was instrumental in introducing these Bhatta Brahmins in this village. 

This colony has given rise to the name of the village Bhattamati that has corrupted from Bhatta Bati or the abode of the Bhattas.   During the days of the Nawabs of Murshidabad the descendants of the far-famed Ramjivan Rajlived in this
neighborhood for generations while enjoying the position of Kanungo.  It is commonly believed that the munificence
and religious zeal of one of the descendants of Ramjivan Ray sponsored this Saiva temple.

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