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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

On the 27th day of the month the majority of the Bhaktas become initiated; and on the 28th (or the 29th,if the month has 31 days) on what is known as the phalbhanga day, they eat nothing but fruit, and by immemorial custom liberty to take fruit from any tree or garden they like. The next day, known as the dadurghata day, is the most important day of the festival, for it is the parab or Gajans day.

On this day a mela or a fair is held within a spacious compound adjoining the temple, which is attended by thousands of people of all classes, male and female, young and old, from every part of the neighboring country, all in their best attire. The crowd becomes larger as the day advances, and is at its largest in the afternoon.

The whole place is a lively market where articles of the most miscellaneous description, including toys and clay figures for children, are exposed for sale. Just before evening the pat is taken to the river ghat, is there worshipped by the devotees, and is then carried back to the temple, with the pat bhakta lying upon it, on his back, followed by the crowd of devotees.

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