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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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RAM KRISHNA MISSION TEMPLES

This was the background when on February 18, 1836, a son was born to Khsudi Ram Chattopadhya, poor but deeply religious Brahmin at Kamarpukur, a very small village in the Hooghly district in Bengal. Before the son was born, the father ona pilgrimage to Gaya had a dream that the Lord Vishnu would be born as his son. His wife Chandramoni also had a similar dream. The boy was named Gadadhar.

As a child Gadadhar showed the makings of a religious saint. He lost his father in 1843. When Gadadhar was invested with the sacred thread in his 9th year, he refused to beg for his first alms from a Brahmin family in the traditional way but insisted on having it from Dhani, the blacksmith woman who had confined his mother and who was second mother to him. The beginnings of a broad-based human religion doing away with caste restrictions and a true spirit of catholicity were there. His elder brother Ram Kumar who acted as a priest in some temples and had also set up a Sanskrit school took Gadadhar to Calcutta.

Gadadhar loved performing worship at the houses of some neighbors but he was allergic to anydeep study and openly pined for spiritual wisdom instead of earning a bread winning education.Mysterious is the ways of Providence that creates circums- tances for the birth of saints.RaniRasmani, a pious widow of Calcutta, rolling in wealth while boating by the river Ganga had a vision that she must build a temple at Dakshineswar village about 5 miles to the north of Calcutta. The widow immediately started translating the vision into action. She paid a huge sum to acquire the site and built a magnificent temple for Kali, the Divine Mother along with other temples in honor of Siva and Krishna.

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Gauriya Order. Tow charchala roofs superimposed on one another. This is a naba-ratna temple, Dakshineswar, Bengal
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