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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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KAPILMUNI

Thousands of pilgrims sleep on the sands under the canopy of the sky as the enormous crowd cannot possibly be accommodated in the boats, steamers or in the temporary township that springs up.

A block of stone, which is anointed and worshipped, represents the great sage, Kapila Muni referred to in the legend. The original site of the temple has been washed away by the sea.  But an attractive new temple has replaced the previous temple.  There are the emblems of the Sea Ganga Devi and Bhagiratha besides that of Kapila Muni referred to.

And old account of H.H.Wilson about the previous temple is of some interest.

He mentions: "In front of the temple was a Banian (bar) tree, beneath which were images of Rama and Hanuman.  The pilgrims commonly wrote the names of the walls of the temple,2 with a short prayer to Kapila, or suspended a piece of earth or brick to a bough of the tree, with some solicitation, as for health, or affluence, or offspring, and promised, if there prayers are granted, to make a gift to some divinity.

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