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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
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THE TEMPLES IN MIDNAPORE

The temple of Malleswar, two miles from the policestation, also belongs to the Burdwan Raj. It is nearly 60 feet high and was built by Raja Kirti Chandra of Burdwan in the first quarter of the 18th century; but the shrine is said to be much older, being ascribed to Khaira Malla, the last Malla king of this tract. In the floor inside is a hollow about 2 and half feet deep, the upper edge being built of masonry, while the basin is made up of laterite slabs.

The slabs have two openings or crevices, through which water flows, apparently from a spring or springs, and it is said, fills
the hollows on particular nights. This has been observed in other sacred places; for example in the temple of Loknath at Puri, where the basin in which the linga stands is filled with water except on the Shivaratri day, when it is baled out and the linga exposed.12


12. Bengal District Gazetteers, Midnapore, by L.S.S. O'Malley, 1911, pp. 171-173.

 

 

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