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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

Ultimately the Burdwan Raj got possession of most of the parganas of the Bansbaria zamindari as the main line was left issue less.  A posthumousson, Nrisingha Dev was, however, given possession of a few parganas in 1799 A.D. due to the representations to Warren Hastings. Nrishingha Dev built a small temple dedicated to the goddess Kali or Swayam- bhava, made a map of Bengal for Warren Hastings and translated some Sanskrit scriptures into Bengali. 

He became a tantrik and began to build a temple in honor of Hanseswari but died in 1802 before it was finished. His widow Rani Sankari completed the temple of Hanseswari and Chaturdaseswar which cost nearly rupees five lakhs and spent nearly a lakh of rupees in the ceremony of Tula-purusha (weighing one's person). She was a very charitable lady but she led a very simple life.A description of these three temples of Vishnu, Swayambhava or Kali and Hanseswari is quoted:

"The Vishnu temple is the oldest, being built in 1679-80 A.D. It is of brick, in the Bengali style, with a tower on the roof. Its front, facing east, is covered with brick panels, elaborately carved. North of it is a small unpretentious flat-roofed temple, built in 1788-89 and dedicated to Swayambhava.

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