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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

In Mahesh, Ballavpur and Guptipara theprincipal festivals are (1) The Snan jatra or bathing festival of Jagannath, which takes place at the full moon of Jaistha, lasting one day; (2) Rath Jatra or Car Festival sixteen days after the bathing festival; and (3) eight days later the Ultarah or return journey. A fair lasts for nine days.

In Tarakeswar the principal festivals are (1) the Sivaratri, on the new moon night of Phalgun, a day specially sacred to Siva; (2) the Chaitra Sankranti or Charak,
the swinging festival at Chinsura rare (1) the worship of Shandeswar throughout Baisakh and (2) the Kartik Punja."1

Tribeni is a place of pilgrimage forming the northern most part of Bansbaria town. Bansbaria village had come into promi- nence in the time of Raghav Dutta Ray Choudhury who was given the title of "Choudhury" in the reign of Shah Jehan, the date of the Sanad being 1066H (1656 A.D.). Raghav and his son Rameswar founded several Tools for Sanskritschools and built finely carved brick temple of Anant Dev and Vishnu in 1679-80 A.D.


1 District Census Handbook, Hooghly, 1952, page 18.

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