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Temple Study

GHURISHA, BIRBHUM.

When we talk about tangible heritage of our country we tend to discuss the engineering marvels of those structures, but what lies beneath such discussion is the story of those who made that possible. In Bengal, Terracotta...

History & Heritage

GARH PANCHACOTE

According to Mirza Nathan’s Baharistan-i-ghaybi, Islam Khan, the Mughal emperor Jehangir’s Subahdar in Bengal sent out Seikh Kamal in A.D. 1608 to conquer Birbhum, Punchet and Hijli. Seikh kamal first marched against Bir Hambir...

History & Heritage

AMBIKANAGAR

When Jainism spread all over India in ancient times, the Jains possess a long and continues history of their own. It is, therefore worthwhile to see the status or high position enjoined by Jainism in relation to other religions...

Temple Study

DHARAPAT, BANKURA.

Dharapat is a village in Bishnupur subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian State of West Bengal.  It is 12 Kilometres north of Bishnupur. Bankura District is considered as a land of temples, mostly belonging to the late...

Temple Study

BAHULARA

The influence of Orissa is very clear on a number of temples in Bankura District. There is number of Rekha Temples in Bankura district and they all follow closely the Rekha type of temples in Orissa. Such temples are found in...

Temple Study

HETAMPUR, BIRBHUM.

There is lot of controversies on the significance of name ‘Birbhum’, but the most popular of them is the land (bhum) of Brave people (Bir). Certainly after hearing that one will be curious to find evidences from history in...