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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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PREFACE

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It is not possible within the short compass of this book to trace the different religious currents that have permeated Bengal from time to time. As a matter of fact, these religious currents were not restricted to the confines of Bengal only. Jainism and Buddhism had once saturated parts of Bengal. The various phases of Vaidik Hinduism, Saivism, Saktaism' and Vaishnavism. had also deeply affected Bengal sometime or other.

In recent decades theism had been high lighted. But all these currents have not been able to throw out such non-Vaidik deities like Dharma, Shitala or Ola Bibi. The godlings of the Adivasis have still an upper hand so to say in the villages. Bengal has accepted all these cur rents and in some way or the other there are temples that show the impact of the different religious forces. The types of temples are also a few. Some of them were indigenous to Bengal while some are the results of impact of temple-types of other regions. 

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