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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

There is a temple at Balrampur commonly known as Palma Balrampur, a village about four miles from Purulia on the bank of river Kasai. This temple has a number of Jain
images, some of which are clearly those of the Jain Tirthankaras.  An inscription on a stone fixed to a pillar found at this village was removed decades back and was fixed by the roadside within the court compound at Purulia. 

At Boram, a large village four miles south from Jaipur railway station, there are three temples identical in design in ruins. These temples are clearly Jain in origin and have Jain images. About a mile from Boram to the south, there is another shrine where there are some images in nudity. This by itself is a substantial proof that the images are Jain. The shrine is now taken to be a Hindu temple.

The most famous and better known Jain antiquities are at the small village Pakbira, 20 miles north-east of Bara Bazaar or 32 miles by Purulia-puncha road. The Jain remains at Pakbira had attracted the attention of the Archaeological Department and J.D. Beglar of the Archaeological Survey of India mentions about the remains as follows: -2


2 J.D. Beghar, Archaeological Survey of India, Vol. VIII.

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