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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
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Assam
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EKTESVARA

A unique Siva temple is located at the small village of Ektesvara, two miles from Bankura. Bankura is a fairly large town and is the headquarters of a district bearing the same name. Bankura is easily accessible by train as well as by road. There are Dak Bungalows and hotels of moderate standard at Bankura. Taxis, hackney carriages and rickshaws are available.

The manifestations of Lord Siva are, indeed, many. Some of them are Virupaksha, Revata, Tryambak, Hara,
Sureshwar, Jayanta, and Aparajita etc. A peculiar manifestation of his Rudra Murti is Ekapada. This Ekapada image of Lord Siva  is extremely rare in India.The deity has one foot but two hands. It has been mentioned: -

"Ekapada keeps in his left hand the khatvanga, bana, chakra, damaru, mudgara, varada, akshamala, and sula;
while the right hand keeps the dhanus, ghanta, kapala, kaumud, (ardhachandra?), tarjani, ghata, parasu and chakra
(Sakti?). It is stated that the worship of this deity secures to the votary all material enjoyment."2


2 Elements of Hindu Iconography, T.A. Gopinath Rao, Vol. II, Part II, p. 388.

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