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Ektesvara




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Hindu Books > Temples And Legends of India > Temples And Legends Of Bengal > Ektesvara

Temples And Legends Of Bengal Introduction

The cult of Saivism has a deep hold on Bengal. Temples dedicated to Lord Siva are very common. Almost every village in Bengal has Saivaities, Shaktas and Vaishnavas but the number of Sivatemples is by far the largest. Even when Bengal was caught and swept over by the very strong current of Vaishnavism, the worship of Siva and Sakti had not disappeared.

The ancient Bengali literature has delinea- tion of Siva and his consort Parvati in prose, poetry, ballads, stories and songs. A Bengali girl in her teen fondly makes images of Lord Siva prompted by her mother. The idea is that she will get a good husband.1

1 It is peculiar that while a Bengali devoutly prays for a husband like Mahadeva (Siva), the Common concept of Lord Siva is not very creditable for the Lord! He is taken as a ganja-smoker, a most irresponsible and carefree wanderer and yet he combines sublimity and kindness.

Author - P. C. Roy Choudhury




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