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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
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Somanatha

THE TEMPLES IN MIDNAPORE

On this Buddha said, "The Bhikshus who live in their monasteries shall every day offer you food out of their portion for nourishment." Therefore, in the convents of the western world, either within the porch of the gates or by the side of the kitchen, they paint on the wall a figure of the mother holding a child, and below sometimes five, sometimes three others in the foreground.

Every day they place before this image a dish of food for her portion ofnourishment. She is the most powerful among the followers (retinue) of the four heavenly kings (Deva rajas). The sick, and those without children, offer her food to obtain their wishes.

" According to Mr. Beal, "The Chalukyas and other royal families of the Dekhan claim to be descendants of Hariti (Haritiputra). The above account from I-tsing relates to the figure of Hariti in the Varaha temple of Tamralipti. Possibly this temple may have been a Chalukya foundation, for the Varaha (boar) was one of their principal insignia."16

15. Bengal District Gazetteers, Midnapore by L.S.S. O'Malley, pp. 224.

16. Buddhist Records of the Western World, Vol. I. pp. 110-111.

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