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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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EKTESVARA

The Siva image at Ektesvara village is a specimen of an Ekapada according to some scholars. Ektesvara is said to
be the same as Ekapada or Ekpadeswar. Ekpadeswar has mention in the Vedas. The image is of one foot no doubt, but the other sings of being a Rudra Murti are not, however, clearly manifest. It is quiet possible that as this old temple was repaired several times, the original image may have been damaged or may have even been taken out and submitted.

According to local tradition there was once a great bitterness between the kings of Samantabhum and Mallahbhum--Vishnupur over the limits of their different kingdoms. It is said that Lord Siva did not want the two kings to fight and revealed. Himself in Ektesvara village as Swayambhu is demarcating the boundary of the two
kingdoms.  The Siva temple at Ektesvara had attracted the attention of the early Indian archaeologists.

In the course of his tours in Bengal, Beglar had visited the temple and has left this account: --"The temple is remarkable in its way; the mouldings of the basement are the boldest and the finest of any I have seen, though quite plain. The temple was built of laterite, but has had sandstone and brick additions made to it since. There are traces of three different restorations or repairs executed to this temple. The first was a restoration of the upper portion, which had apparently fallen down.

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