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Ekteswar (Lord Shiva) Temple

Ekteswar (Lord Shiva) Temple

A popular Shaivite temple near to the Orissa border. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped as Ekapada Murthi that is with one foot and two hands. In structure it represents the architectural style of Orissa, bereft…

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Madan-Mohana (Lord Krishna)Temple, Bishnupur

Madan-Mohana (Lord Krishna)Temple, Bishnupur

Dedicated to Madan-Mohana, the family deity of the Malla rulers. The temple is elaborately decorated with puranic scenes; said to be a typical example for the Eka-Ratna style of temples in Bishnupur. The beautiful temple…

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Ras Manch (Lord Krishna)Temple, Bishnupur

Ras Manch (Lord Krishna)Temple, Bishnupur

A massive structure. More than a temple it was designed to a centre for ‘Ras’ festival, which was celebrated elaborately during that time. Hundreds of idols of various gods were brought to this temple from…

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Kshetra Raya (Jor Bangla) Temple, Bishnupur

Kshetra Raya (Jor Bangla) Temple, Bishnupur

Bishnupur is famous for its terracotta temples and Balucheri Sarees. The majestic temples were made out of the local laterite soil and brick. It is generally covered with terracotta tiles depicting scenes from Mahabharata and…

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Tarakeswar (Lord Shiva)Temple

Tarakeswar (Lord Shiva)Temple

A famous abode of Lord Shiva in Bengal. According to the legend, Sri Vishnu Das- a devotee of Lord Shiva migrated to Tarakeswar along with his family members from Audh (Ayodhya). But the villagers suspected…

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Jagannath (Lord Krishna) Temple, Mahesh

Jagannath (Lord Krishna) Temple, Mahesh

A famous Hindu temple in West Bengal dedicated to Lord Jagannath of Puri. It is famous for its Rath Yatra. Legend says some 500 years back a devotee, Sri Drupananda Brahmachari of Mahesh, went to…

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Kapila Muni Temple, Sagar Island

Kapila Muni Temple, Sagar Island

The famous Hindu temple is on Sagar Island, the southernmost part of West Bengal. The legend says, Sri Swamy Ramanand built the original temple in 1437 AD. There after the temple was reconstructed twice due…

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Dakshineswar Kali (Durga) Temple, Kolkata

Dakshineswar Kali (Durga) Temple, Kolkata

Another famous Hindu temple in Kolkotta dedicated to Goddess Kali. The temple was built by Smt. Rani Rashmoni- a devotee of Goddess Kali in 1855. There is an interesting legend on the making of this…

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Kalighat Kali (Durga) Temple, Kolkata

Kalighat Kali (Durga) Temple, Kolkata

One of the 51 Shakti Peetha temples, where the right toe of the Goddess Sati is said to have fallen. Few believe a devotee had seen a light radiating from the river bed. When digged…

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