|In the second
religious current we find a blending of the non-Aryans on the Aryans. Such deities
are Dharmaraj, Mansa,Chandi etc. Lord Siva could also be said to be one of the deities
very popular among the people who could be grouped under the second religious circle. The
third current, which is pure Hinduism, is represented by deities like Vishnu, Lakshmi,
Durga Krishna, Radhika etc.
The impact of similar
historical details as given in the coverage on the temples in Midnapur district and
Birbhum district is also applicable to this district. The Mallah
kings of Bishnupur have had the largest impact on the temple history of this district.
The Mallah kings were very largely influenced by the
various non-Aryans religious thoughts, practices and institutions. The same impact
continues. The current demographical details of the district show that there is still a
very strong representation of as many as 16scheduled castes and the Santals, a scheduled