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Temples & Legends Of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
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The Kalighat Temple of Calcutta Ram Krishna Mission Temples
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THE TEMPLES IN MIDNAPORE

As often as it passed the line, the waters were forced back, and the temple escaped without injury."14

Tamluk has also a famous Vaishnava temple and a Buddhist one. According to ancient legend king Yudhisthira’s horse for Ashwamedha Yajna followed by Arjun was stopped at Tamluk. The Yuvaraja of Tamluk seized the horse and there was a great fight between him and Arjun.  Krishna, a friend of Arjun, intervened and the sacrificial horse was released. The Raja of Tamluk erected a Vaishnavite temple with the image of Krishnarjun. The floods in the river Rupnarayan had washed away the old temple but the image was saved. It was installed in the present
temple built by the Raja of Tamluk about 400 year’s back.

The Buddhist temple at Tamluk has the figure of Hariti, the mother of demons, venerated by the Buddhists.

15 The following account of the origin was given by I-tsing at the end of the seventh century A.D.--"She had made a vow in a former birth to devour the children of Rajagriha, and was accordingly born as a Yaksha, and became the mother of 500 children. To nourish these, she each day
took a child (boy or girl) of Rajagriha.

People having told Buddha of it, he hid one of the Yaksha's children, called 'the loved one'. The mother, having searched everywhere, at last found it by Buddha's side. On this the Lord addressed her as follows: "Do you so tenderly love your child?  But you possess 500 such. How much more would persons with only one or two love theirs?" On this she was converted and became a Upasika, or lay disciple. She then inquired how she was to feed her 500 children.


14. Bengal District Gazetteers, Midnapore by L.S.S. O'Malley, pp. 222-223.

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