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Temples & Legends of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
The Kalighat Temple of Calcutta Ram Krishna Mission Temples
The Temples in Burdwan The Temples in Hooghly
The Temples in Twenty four Parganas The Temples in Midnapore
The Temples in Birbhum Ektesvara - Siva Temple
The Temples In Bankura Jain Temples In Purulia
Kapilmuni Temple at Sagar Island A Chinese Temple
The Tibetan Temple At Bhotbagan Kiriteswari   Temple
Bhattamati Temple  
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THE TEMPLES IN HOOGHLY

TEMPLES IN OTHER VILLAGES

Besides these better-known temples there are various other temples scattered in the villages of Hooghly district.  Particularly the villages on the west of the river Ganga like Guptipara, Somrih, Sripur, Balagarh, Jirat,
Ambika-Kalna villages have had very high incidence of culture even throughout the Muslim rule and this was continued in the British times.Saptagram is another famous village through which Ibn Batuta had entered Bengal. At that time Saptagram was a big port. Saptagram is closely associated with Vaishnavism and has still some Vaishnava temples.

The Vaishnava apostle Nityananda had preached Vaishnavism at Saptagram. Formerly Saptagram implied sevenvillages Bansberia, Kristapur, Basudeva- pura, Nityanandapura, Sibpur, Sambachora and Baladghati. Even the mosques at Sapta- gram indicate Hindu impact. On the walls of the mosques and madrasas at Sapta- gram we find clear relics of the puja of Vishnu and Surya. Another important place as a center of the Nath cult and Nathculture is Mahanad a small declining village in Hooghly district.

The Nath cultists practice various forms of hatayog and other types of yoga and try to realize the sublime. At Nagarpara, a portion of Mahanad there used to be at one time about 150 families of Nathyogis and their temple was Jateshwarnath. A few villages near about like Jagidanga or the abode of the Jogis would show that the Nath cult had a big hold in this area. The democratic aspect of Islam had a special appeal to the cultists that had suffered from the brahmanical orthodoxy. Some persons of such communities had been converted into Islam. 

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