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.