[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


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

PREFACE

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
A  part of the shelf along with some religious books and often with some other nick - knacks of the household in the same room could be used for keeping the image of the household deity. The deity could even be offered as bhog a little batasa  (made of sugar), a piece of cucumber or a banana if there is nothing else in the house. The deity is a family member and shares the woes and happiness of th  family. If anything wrong happens, the family head rushes to Him and so also he does if there is anything good.  

It is one of the reasons why the usual type of Bengal temples is the ordinaryDo-chala, Char-chala or At-chala or the same sort of mud-plastered thatched structures where the Bengali villager lives. A lofty edifice of stones and bricks as a temple is not as common as in other parts of India. Huts in Bengal villages where the rainy season is rather a trying period have very slanting rounded roofs and there may be one, two, four or eight layers of them according to the finances of the householder. When a  deity has to be established in a separate structure, the ordinary villager can only think of a structure similar to his own house  for sheltering the Lord.

Back ] Up ] Next ]

Temples & Legends Of Bengal.
About Preface
Page1
Page2
Page3
Page4
Page5
Page6
Page7
Page8
Page9
You are Here! Page10
Page11
Page12
Page13
Page14

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.