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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
The Tibetan Temple At Bhotbagan Kiriteswari   Temple
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THE TEMPLES IN PURULIA

It is said that the indigenous population of the province of "Safa" was not only keen to listen to Mahavira but even went to the length of assaulting him.But the undaunted Lord Mahavira went about preaching his cult of tolerance and renunciation and ultimately his saintliness touched the heart of the indigenous population.

Many of them were converted to Jainism. Hiuen Tsang, the Chinese traveller in the 17th century A.D. mentions that he came across a province, which he called "Safa".  General unningham had mentioned that Bara Bazaar of the Barbhum in Purulia district was the headquarters of this "Safa" province.

A portion of the population that has been in Purulia district for centuries is known as Srawakas. The Srawakas were traditionally lay Jains and were engaged in some sort of trade.Some of the Jain antiquities in Manbhum, which are comparatively unknown, may be mentioned. There is a temple at Balrampur commonly known may be mentioned.

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