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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 PURULIA

The main pilgrim routes from Bengal to Orissa by through Purulia district and portions of Bihar. The pilgrims fromBengal for Jagannath (Puri) passed through Purulia district. The interdistrict and the interprovincial trade routes connecting Jagannath (Puri) on one side, Pataliputra (Patna), Varanasi (Benaras) andTamralipta (Tamluk) once a famous port in Bengal on the other ran through Purulia district.

Bihar was the cradle of Jainism. As many as 20 Tirthankaras (Path-finder) out of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras had attained Nirvana at Parasnath Hill in Bihar. Mahavira, the 24the and the last Tirthankara was born in Bihar and had obtained his Nirvana (ascension) at Pawapuri in Patna district.

Naturally the district of Purulia being contiguous with the districts of Dhanbad and Ranchi in Bihar had received an impact of Jainism. Jain antiquities are literally scattered all over the district of Purulia. Tradition ascribes Lord Mahavira having visited the province of "Safa"
when he was on a pilgrimage for spreading his cult.

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