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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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THE TEMPLES IN PURULIA

Another little known village where there are some very fine antiquities is Pabanpur in Barabhum Pargana.  Here also the author found a number of ruined temples and broken antiquities.  On all the sides of the temple there are some damaged images of the Tirthankars.  Some of the temples have delicate carvings superbly executed and show influence of Pala culture.

It is unfortunate that very little research has been made in this rich area of Purulia district, which saw the evolution of Jainism and its close relationship with orthodox Hinduism, Saivism and Vaishnavism.  A number of inscriptions have been found at various villages, some of which are Karcha, Bhawanipur, Palma, Anai, Bauridih, Kumhri, Kumardaga, Chaliana, Simagunda and Jaida etc.

The largest inscription is at Simagunda near Nimidih railway station and contains six lines. Very few of these inscriptions have been studied.  A proper study of the inscriptions and images supported by some more excavation in a well identified area of Jain culture is bound to throw a good deal of light on the history of culture in this part of the country about two thousand years back.

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