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Temples & Legends of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
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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
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THE TEMPLES IN PURULIA

At Bhawanipur, which is two miles to the east of Karcha, an inscription has been found on the pedestal, of an image of the Jain Tirthankar Rishavnath.  The image of Rishavnath has 24 Tirthankar sengraved on the sides and there are the figures of Chamaris, Incensors and Yakshis.   By the side of this image under a tree there is a small image of Chakreshwari Devi.

Under another tree in the same village of Bhawanipur, there is a Jain figure of a person on an animal which looks like a Makar. The seated person has a sword in one hand and a bell in the other. The author, however, thought that the figure of the animal was that of a dog and that it is a specimen of Kukurbahan image.

Under some other tree there is also an image of Padmavati and Dhanendra.  The image of Padmavati and Dhanendra is now taken as that of Hara-Parvati and worshipped.At Anai village there are ruins of brick built old temples some with broken images and some without any. The villagers mentioned that most of the images have been pilfered.

The area bears the clear stamp of a confluence of several religious creeds. Side by side of the Jain antiquities there
are clear specimens of orthodox Hindu Mahayana Buddhistic and Vaishnava relics. It almost appears that the area was very accommodating and went on accepting one religious creed after another. Some of the exquisite carvings
have the impress of Pala influence.


4 Report of the Archaeological Survey of India, Vol. VIII

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