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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
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Tamilnadu

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Assam
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Somanatha

THE KALIGHAT TEMPLE

For these reasons we have caused to be written and have delivered these few
sentences that when need arises they may be evidence. Written on the 15th of the month Jamadi I in Hijri Year 1110 equivalent to the 44th year of the reign full of glory and prosperity."***** (The date in English calendar will be November 9, 1698.)

There can be no doubt that considerable pressure had been put on the Zamindar to sell these three villages. This is all the more apparent as in 1716 A.D. when Dr. Hamilton cured Farooqshayar, the Emperor of Delhi and got the permission to purchase 37 villages near Calcutta, Nawab Murshid Kuli Khan felt extremely unhappy and sent word to the local Zamindar; that they should not sell in future any lands or villages to the Company.

The selling of Calcutta and the two other villages to the Company saw to the gradual clearing of the jungles and laying of tracks. Kalighat, which was in the midst of thick jungle, had a face-lift. If this were not done, Kalighat would have continued to be in the thick of the forests, marshes, crocodiles and marauding dacoits.

*****Kalikata Sekaler O' Ekaler in Bengali by Harisadhan Mukhopadhyaya, 1915, pages 353-354.

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