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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

"Here are numerous, temples and sculptures, principally Jaina; the principal ones are collected within a long shed, which occupies the site of a large temple, of which the foundations still exist; the principal object of attention here is a colossal naked figure, with the lotus as symbol on the pedestal;

the figure is 7 and half feet high; near it, and along the walls are ranged numerous others, two small ones with the bullsymbol, one smaller with the lotus, a votive Chaitya sculptured on four sides, the symbols of the figures on the four sides being a lion, an antelope, a bull, and what appears to be a lamb; over each principal human figure on the Chaitya isrepresented a duck or a goose, holding a garland; there is, besides this, a second votive Chaitya, and there may be others within that I could not see; the temple, which enshrined the colossal figure, must have faced west;

it was very large, containing the full complement of preliminary chambers and hall in front of the sanctum."…. "To the north of this stands a line of four stone temples, three still standing, one broken; these are of the usual single cell pattern, and the doorway is not cut up into two portions; these then, as well as the brick one just noticed were single cell temples, but at some subsequent period mandaps were added to them; .

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