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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  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE TEMPLES IN BIRBHUM

It waters under the influence of Siva's divine virtue (tej) are raised to boiling point and force their way to the earth's surface.

Each spring has its individual history. It is told of the Agni Kundu that in ancient times there lived a Raja named Hiranya Kasyapa, who cherised a deep and lasting hatred for Krishna. His heir-apparent, Prahlad, so far from inheriting his sire's prejudices, became a steadfast worshipper of that divinity, and consequently underwent many cruel chastisements and much obloquy. Krishna at last intervened in favor of his persecuted follower and slew the impious mortal who had braved his ire.

But Prahlad had a tender conscience, which perpetually accused him of having been a party to the deadly crime of parricide. He therefore went forth on an expiatory pilgrimage, and successful in his prayers at diverse holy places, at length arrived at Bakreswar, where he worshipped Siva, bathed in this spring and obtained salvation. Of the Brahma Kundu it is related that the god Brahma looked with lascivious eyes on his daughter, but his sin of thought did not escape Siva's omniscience.

 

 

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