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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 TEMPLES IN MIDNAPORE

There are two more modern temples at Chandrakona where worship is now regularly held. They are the Lalaji temple and the Malleswar temple both belonging to Burdwan Raj.

"The Lalaji temple, which stands on a high plinth, is of the Bengali style ofarchitecture. In its verandah is preserved a stone slab (lying loose) with an inscription in Bengali characters, dated 1577 Saka (1655 A.D.), recording the erection of a Navaratna temple of Krishna by Rani Lakshmanavati, wife of Raja Hari Narayan.

In front of the Lalaji temple is a natmandir or dancing hall, to the west of which stands an Orissan tower with a porch in front dedicated to Raghunathji. The outer yard is separated from the inner by a wall, and contains a small Pancharatna temple of Kameswar Siva with an inscription dated 1577 Saka; to its southwest lies a circular pavement for the rasamancha.

The whole is enclosed by a high wall, with a large gateway to the ascribing the erection of the thakurbari to the Burdwan Raj in 1238 B.S. (1831 A.D.). In front of the gateway are two cars, which are drawn on the Dasara day, the smaller being that of Lalaji and the larger that of Raghunathji. The cost of the establishment and of the festivals is met from the income of a debottar estate set apart for the purpose by the Burdwan Raj.

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