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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  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE TEMPLES IN MIDNAPORE

OTHER TEMPLES

There are hundreds of other important temples scattered throughout Midnapore district. It is not possible to make even a passing reference to them. The legends in connection with them temples are also many. As we have seen local history and the indigenous population play a very
great part in the propagation of various cults and the setting up of temples.

Rajas and Maharajas have vied with the commonplace Santals, Lodhas and Kaibartta to satisfy their religiosity by the setting up of their deities in temples. It is of great interest to find that excepting a few temples built on Orissan models the other temples are just ordinary houses. Bengal is unique in this respect.

The Bengalis did not carve to lodge their deities in any structures different from their own house types. That is why the Bengal temples are mostly do-chala, charchala or atchala according to the number of roof that the house has. This style of structure is commonly known as Bangla temple type.

The cults of Saivism, Shaktaism along with Dharmathakur and the Shaki counterparts known as Kaminyas have a secure place in this district along with the gods and godlings of the Santals, Khariyas, Kaibarttas, Lodhas etc.

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