Its very name breathes out French aroma and flashes across the mind a charmingly
well lard out town the east while head quarters of French colony. Its location
on the river Hoogly is another plus point for its commercial prosperity and easy
accessibility to every, part of the city French names and traditions greet at
every stop, as one takes a stroll along the streets There are many churches,
convents cemeteries etc, still existing even after their departure, but temples
take pride of place. They were the centres of spiritual solace and extended-ever
cool shade, even during the alien rule. The Bhuvaneswari and Nandalal temples,
the spiritual asylums played a great role and protected the Indians from
slipping into the snares of French culture and religion. The icon of Bhuvaneswari
installed in the temple was a sure resort and kept up the people's faith in
periods of turmoil. The Mother being exceedingly benevolent lifted them from
crises when people sought her grace regularly Daily worship is offered with due
devotion Like Bangla mandirs it is modest in size but sublime in exterior
and interior decorations.
is 35 km off Calcutta accessible by bus.