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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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Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
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Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

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Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE KALIGHAT TEMPLE

The other story is that Keshav Roy Choudhurys, another Sabarna Zamindar and a confirmed Shakta had a dream
and discovered the image. He brought out the image and consecrated the place where the temple was built. It is said that he first built a small temple and later Rajib Lochan Roy Choudhurys took permission from the Collector, Mr. Elliard and constructed the present big temple.

There is another story that some Kapalik Sanyasis were going to the confluence of the river Ganga and the sea (Sagar-dwip) and while passing through the jungle, they found a piece of stone and immediately discovered that it was the representation of Kali. They purposely fixed the image in
the thick of the jungle because human sacrifice was necessary for the Puja according to the Tantras.

There is still another story that one Chow- rangi Giri; a Saiva Sanyasi of Dasanami group discovered theimage and had consecrated the image and since then the image is being worshipped there. It is interesting to mention that the area Chow- ranghee, the most famous and fashionable part of Calcutta City takes its name after this Chowrangi Giri Sanyasi.

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