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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
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE TEMPLES IN BIRBHUM

Viswa-Bharati University has added a very great importance to Shantiniketan but it should not be at the cost of the original idea of Maharshi Debendra Nath Tagore that Shantiniketan was first a temple thrown open to the world and then an educational institution. At the moment Shantiniketan attracts people from all parts of the world and the annual convocations of the Viswa-Bharati University have become a sort of mela where thousands of people congregate. But the real Shantiniketan is seen in the peaceful and deep religious atmosphere when the prayers are held under the Chattim tree where sat Maharshi Debendra Nath Tagore and gave his message.

BAKRESWAR

Bakreswar is a place of great pilgrimage in the district of Birbhum. The village is located about 6 miles to the northwest of Dubrajpur railway station on the Ondal- sainthia railway section of the Eastern Railway. Siuri the district headquarters of Birbhum district is 14 miles from Bakreswar. The village is well connected  by roads but there are no regular conveyances. Taxis or bullock-carts are available at Siuri or at Ondal.   The State Government of Bengal is now running occasional visits to Bakreswar in well appointed passenger buses for encouraging tourism.  There is great potential for developing tourism at Bakreswar because of the temples and the hot water springs of medicinal value.

Bakreswar does not find place as a Pithasthan or an Upapithasthan in the Tantras. But tradition mentions that many Tantriks have attained Siddhi by their tantrik practices at Bakreswar. Aghori Baba is one of the well-known Tantriks considered as a Sidhapurush of Bakreswar. The antiquity of the place has not yet been fixed. But about its hoary past there could be no doubt. Time has stood still at Bakreswar.

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