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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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THE TEMPLES IN BURDWAN

The village saw the two currentsof Saivism and Tantricism.Among the various diet’s still worshipped mention may be made of Mankeshwar Shiva, Ananda Mayee Sakti, Panchkali and Bora Kali. The village had produced a number of Sanskrit scholars in the British times.Two of them were Raghu- nath Siromani and Raghunandan Goswami who was described by Adam in his report in 1837 as "the most voluminous native authority I had met with is Raghunandan Goswami." Adam made a list of 37 books of Raghunandan, 35 in Sanskrit and two in Bengali.

The most famous of the temples in Burd- wan district are the four temples atBarakar, a village in Asansol subdivision of the district. The temples are located on the left bank of Barakar River about 143 miles. They are on the Grand Trunk Road and also accessible by train. Barakar is right in the midst of a series of collieries and the
river forms the boundary between the provinces of Bengal and Bihar. The following description of the four temples
at Barakar is condensed from that given in the Archaeological Survery Reports, Vol. VIII (1878):

"There are four templeswhose towers are in entire preservation. Of these two consist of a simple cell each, sum- mounted by a tower roof, but there are traces of a mandapa in front, of which all but the foundations have disappeared. Apparently the temple consisted of a cell with its doorway: an Antarala, formed in the thickness of the back walls of the Maha- mandapam: and a mahamandapa about thirteen and a half feet square. The towers are richly indented. There is an inscription at the doorway of one of the temples. It is in two distinct pieces, both of which are in a variety of the Bengali character.

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