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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 HOOGHLY

There is a subsidiary akhra at Khamarpara and there is a story about Bhikhari Das, the founder of the akhra at Khamarpara. It is said that one morning when Bhikhari Das was cleaning his teeth Daraf Ghazi of Tribeni came to visit him riding on a tiger. It is said that seeing him Bhikhari Das patted the platform he was sitting on and asked it to move. The platform obliged andBhikhari Das came face to face with the Ghazi. The two saints embraced each other. It is said that since then Daraf Ghazi became an admirer of Hinduism, studied Sanskrit.  Daraf Khan is identified with Jafar Khan Ghazi who built a mosque at Tribeni in 1298 and a Madrasa in1330.

Boralpara, a suburb, is associated with Gauri Sen who is a legend for Charity. Bengal has a proverb "Lage Taka, Debe Gauri Sen," i.e., "if you want money, Gauri Sen will give it". Gauri Sen is supposed to have dreamt that Lord Mahadev wanted him to build a temple. Tradition has a fascinating story about the dream.

It is said that Gauri Sen as a small trader had sent to a customer his seven boats of zinc. On one of the boats was an old sadhu proceeding on pilgrimage. It is said that when the boats reached the destination, the customer found that the cargo was not zinc but was pure silver. Being honest he sent back the boats with their cargo intact to Gauri Sen. Just before the boats arrived Gauri Sen had thedream. Next morning the boats arrived laden with silver and Gauri Sen over night became very rich. He built a temple of Siva and spent his wealth in charity. The temple is still there.

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