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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

Hindus form the main community in the district. The Muslims, Tribals, Christians, Jains, Buddhists and the Sikhs are very few. Numerically the Mahisyas who often call themselves Kaivartas form a strong caste. Along with the Bagdis andSadgops, other important castes, they are the cultivating communities. They are staunch Hindus.

A district like this which is educationally advanced, politically important and where the Hindu population does not consist mainly of tribals or a conglomeration of various backward communities would naturally have a number of importantplaces for Hindu pilgrimage and the religious cults would be well-defined. "The principal places of Hindu pilgrimage in the district are Tribeni, Mahesh, Ballavpur, Guptipara, Tarakeswar and Chinsura.

The principal Hindu festivals celebrated at Tribeni are (1) Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan held on the last day of paus and the first day of Magh, (2) the Vishnupadi Sankranti, on the last day of Magh, held in honor of the Sun at the vernal equinox; (3) Baruni, the great bathing festival of Bengal, held in the month of Chaitra, in honor of Baruna, the god of the waters, the festival lasting one day; (4) Dasahara, in Jaistha, in honor of the goddess Ganga, lasting one day; (5) Kartik Puja on the last day of Kartik.

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