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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

Soon after, he dismissed two of the images, but retained that of Radhaballabh for twelve months, and exhibited a strong indisposition to part with it. He offered large sums of money to the priests accor- ding to popular report, to the extent of Rs. 10, 000 or Rs.12, 000-- for permission to keep it; but they refused to part with the heirloom of their family. They importuned him for its restoration, time after time, but without success. An appeal to the courts of law would at once have secured its return, but such a proceeding would have reflected dishonor on them throughout the country.

At length, they threatened the Raja and his family with a more fearful calamity than a lawsuit in the Supreme Court, --with the curse of the Brahmans.  These menaces are said to have reached the Raja's wife, who besought him to send away an image, which was likely to prove so inauspicious to the family, and he was persuaded to relinquish it. At the same time, he gave the
most substantial proofs of his generosity to its proprietors by endowing them with the village of Ballabhpur, which is supposed to yield them an annual income of about Rs.800 a year. The patronage of so distinguished a character as Raja Nubukissen tended greatly to increase the popularity of the shrine, and it is now one of the most wealthy in this part of the country." #

Formerly the image of Jagannath enshrined at Mahesh, a mile south, used to be brought to Ballabhpur to the temple of Radhaballabh during the car festival. Owing to some disputes between set up at Ballabhpur.


# Calcutta Review, vol. IV, pp. 492-4.

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