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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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THE KALIGHAT TEMPLE

Whatever may be the origin we find it accepted that the Sabarna Choudhurys of Barisa village in 24 Parganas district in Bengal built the present temple and fixed up a large quantity of devottar land for the worship of the Devi.  Among the successive Sevayats of the Kali Devi different types of Sanyasis that would visit the temple may make particular mention of Bhuvaneswar who was well known as a Guru Brahmachari. The famous Raja Basanta Roy of Jessore became his disciple being convinced of his spiritual ascendancy.

Although Bhuvaneswar Brahmachari was the pujari Nearabout 1550 A.D. he is always referred to with great respect. He had consecrated a number of small Salgram Shilas and put them in the temple. They are still to be seen in the temple. Fixing up of the Salgram Shilas shows that Bhuvaneswar Brahmachari did not follow the rigid principles of a Kapalik and did not mind the images of Vishnu. Another Sevayats of the temple was Kamdev. Lakshi Kanta Mazumdar already referred to be the son of Kamdev.

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