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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 TIBETAN TEMPLE

Warren Hastings was keen to establish relationship with Tibet for trade purposes. He dispatched a mission under Mr.Bogle in 1774 to negotiate with the Tashi Lama, the chief pontiff of Tibet. At Tashilumpo, Bogle, a man of considerable tact, had a friendly reception. The Tashi Lama, on his part, asked that he might be given a place on the banks of the Ganga River sacred. 

His idea was to set up a temple there for the Tibetans visiting India.   Bogle returned in 1775 and Warren Hastings at once granted a site for the Tibetan temple, and had it built under the supervision of Bogle.  When it was complete, the Tashi Lama sent down land and temple were assigned to a Saivite sannyasi named Puran Gir Gosain.1


1 It was peculiar that the famous Buddhist temple at Bodh Gaya where Lord Buddha received his divine inspiration had also gone into the hands of the saivite Gir Gosains.

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