the land of Sakteism is packed to its bounds thousands of shrines, big and small
enshrining Mother Sakti in its mutifarious names and forms. There is no village
or town without a shrine dedicated to Goddess Sakti. Saktam permeates the whole
state, and life seems worthless, if it does not adore it either with rituals due
or without them. The Chandi mantaps found in every place of habitation reflects
the people's of immense devotional favour and attachment to Mother Sakti. And
in many places there are groups of temples dedicated to almost all denominations
of divinities but Sakti dominates over all in number and size.
town Bansberia is deservedly famous for its shrines dedicated to Vasudev and
Hanseswari. And they are profusely adorned with terrocota carvings, the
dominant taste of the people and their culture. The ancient Hanseswari temple
is an excellent piece of architectural design prevalent in those days Though
modest in dimension. it is quite imposing with sculptural adornments. The Mother
gained reputation for her easy accessibility and the sure refuge to the. pious
in Bengali fashion are offered everyday and the periodical festivals are
celebrated with due religious favour It is worthy of visitation by every devout
devotee worth the attribute.
It is 47 km off
Calcutta. accessible by bus.