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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

Midnapore district appears to have had a good impact of both Buddhism and Jainism. In the Gupta era Fa-Hien and other foreign travelers had visited Tamralipta and had left descriptions of the area. The kingdom of Sasanka and Harsha Vardhana had extended up to Ganjam in Orissa, and, of course, comprised Midna- pore. Hiuen Tsang mentioned that he saw 50 Hindu temples and 10 Buddhist Sangharams in Tamralipta, which is now called Taluk.

The close contact with Orissa brought the culture of the South closer to Midnapore district. We find, therefore, a cultural confluence of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa in the district of Midnapore. As Orissan culture depends partially on the culture of the further southern districts, we may say that Midnapore district, in a way, had the cultural impacts of both Dakshinatiya and Aryavarta.

Throughout the rule of the Pathan,Moghals and the British, Midnapore continued to be important in some way or the other. Midnapore has always been a problem district in the days of the British rule. In recent times Midnapore district was one of the first districts that was caught in the upsurge of nationalism in the first decade of the 20th century due to the preaching of the Swadeshi cult.Midnapore district's contribution by way of sacrifice for the cause of Swadeshi has been very great.

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