• Temples and Legends

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    About the book: The book speaks about the Kalighat Temple of Calcutta, Ram Krishna Mission temples, temples in Burdwan, Midnapore, Birbhum, Bankura, Purulia, Hoogly and others. It also includes details of the Tibetan temple at Bhotbagan, Kiriteswari which is almost a forgotten temple, and several others.
    More details: India is full of temples with people visiting them as part of their lives. The temples in Bengal are mostly devoted to Kalimata but there are temples dedicated to various other Gods and Goddesses as well. Photographs of Dakshineshwar Temple, Belur Math, Rekha temple and others illustrate the book. Bengal is a highly developed and cultured area and the people have come from neighbouring districts and have set up their own temples and brought their own legends and beliefs. Temples belonging to Vaishnavaites, Shaivites, Jains, Buddhists are described here. Rani Rasmani, a rich widow built the magnificent temple at Dakshineshwar. Ramkrishna Ashrams and Math, Swami Vivekananda and Sarada Devi have formed part of worship in Bengal and the writer has devoted quite a lot of pages to them.

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    P. C. Roy Chowdhury
    P C Roychoudhary graduated with Honours in English. Born on February 3, 1903 at Cuttack in Orissa, India, he served in several Government posts. He was specially selected to rewrite the District Gazette of Bihar and was the State Editor of the District Gazeteers. He has researched on the 1857 movement in Chota Nagpur and Santhal Parganas which have been published by the Bihar government.