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Temples & Legends of Bengal
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KIRTESWARI TEMPLE

This is the fate of Kiritesvari temple on the other side of Murshidabad town, which was the capital of Bengal.  On the West Bank of Bhagirathi River and opposite Murshida- bad is the small village of Dahapara.  Dahapara, an insignificant village now, was a part of Murshidabad town where hundreds of mansions flourished. 

Murshidabad as the capital town of Bengal has played a very important role in the history of Bengal right up to the consolida- tion of British rule. Kiritkona is a small hamlet of Dahapara. Kiritkona has been referred to as Teretcoona in Riyazu- sa- salatin.1

Teretcoona is also shown in Rennel's map of the Cossimbazar Island.  But the original name is Kiritkona.  Tradition
associates this small but now an insignificant village with receiving a little bit of the Kirti or the tiara of Sati Devi when Lord Vishnu started dismembering her dead body with his Chakra.


1Riyazu-sa-salatin, Asiatic Society’s edition, p. 343.

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