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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

The old temples of Burdwan suggest that this area was more devoted to the Siva-     Sakti complex. It is this area which produced in later times Ramprasad and Kamala Kanta - two great Sadhaks of the Sakti cult and inspired poets.  Their devotional songs in Bengali still continue to be an eternal source of inspiration. Ramprasadi songs are a class by themselves and have a special tune in consonance with the sublimity of the thoughts.

Amaragarh village, which was once the headquarters of this particular area known as Gopabhum, has a large number of old temples like Dugdheshwar Shiva, Mank- eshwar Mahadeva and Shivakhya Devi. The locality where the Mankeshwar Maha- deva temple is situated has thrown out a large number of old bricks remnants of pillars and stone images of various deities. They show the ancient religious back ground of the area.


The village Mankar which had about 700 families of Brahmins once and the same number of weavers only 50 years back is now a de-populated village where large holdings and lofty buildings have been abandoned and thick jungles have crept in. At one time Mankar used to produce
excellent silk tassar and saris known as Benarasi saris. The blacksmiths and grain dealers of Mankar and the Tambulis -a community that grew indigo are supposed to have made lakhs of rupees through trade. This village has now a number of temples but they are not older than about 250 years.

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