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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 BURDWAN

Burdwan also played an important role in the Gupta age and during the rule of the Sena kings. During the later Muslim and Mughal period Burdwan was an important administrative headquarters. It is here that Sher Afghan, the unfortunate husband of Nurjehan lived as a Jagirdar. Jehangir was anxious to bring over Nurjehan to his haremand had deputed Kutubuddin to Burdwan as his Subedar.

Ultimately both Sher Afghan and Kutub- uddin were killed in a fight somewhere near the present Burdwan railway station. The two graves of Sher Afghan and Kutub- uddin lying side by side in Burdwan not only recall history but remind us rudely as to what man can do to satisfy his lust.  It is again Burdwan that gave sanctum to the intellectual and spiritual divine,Pir Baharam when he had to leave Delhi due to the machinations of Abul Fazal and Faizi in Akbar's time. A Hindu divine Jaipal came in close touch with Pir Baharam land both enjoyed a mutual spiritual companionship.

Even today both the Hindus and the Muslims of Burdwan recall Pir Baharam and Jaipal with great regard. There is also a large -mango garden in Burdwan town known as Satir Math (the field of the Sati). This field saw hundreds of devoted wives voluntarily immolating themselves on the funeral pyre of their husbands. With this background let us discuss some of the temples of this area.

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