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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
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE TEMPLES IN MIDNAPORE

Thereupon the goddess, who had taken up her abode in the house of the fisher man, incensed at his betrayal of thesecret, fled, and assuming the form of a stone image, seated herself over the mouth of the well so as to hide it from view. The fisherman showed the king the spot, and the latter, not being able to get at the well, built the temple over the image. Other legends declare that the well, besides containing the essence of immortality, had the faculty of turning everything dipped in it into gold.

The temple of the goddess is situated on the bank of the Rupnarayan, and the honor of its construction is ascribed to various persons. Some say that Viswakarma, the engineer of the gods, built it.It is generally, however, ascribed to the king of the Pea cock dynasty mentioned above,although the Rajas of Tamluk assert that thefounder of their dynasty, the first Kaibartta king,was its builder.

Another legend relates how a famous merchant, named Dhanapati, anchored at Tamluk when sailing down theRupnarayan. While here, he saw a man carrying a golden jug, who told him that a spring in the neighboring jungle had turned his brass-vessel into a gold one and pointed out the well. The merchant accordingly bought up all the brass vessels in the market, transmuted them into the precious metal, sailed to Ceylon, where he sold them to the natives, and returning built the great Tamluk temple.

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