A beautiful forty feet high nabaratna (nine pinnacled) temple dedicated to Shri Shri Radharaman Jiu along with a magnificent rasmancha was built by Late Purna Chandra Dawn, the eldest son of Shiv Krishna Dawn of Jorasanko Dawn family in Belur Howrah in the year 1890 (21st Jaistha, 1297). This temple is very close to Kalyaneswar Shiv Mandir of Bally.
Radha Krishna Jiew’s Temple of 267, Mahendra Bhattacharjee Road, Chakraberia, Howrah – 711104 (prevously 745, Circular Road, Howrah) was founded by Preo Nath Ghosh for daily worship in the year 1897.
Located about 50 kilometres from Howrah station along the Howrah-Katwa line, is Bansberia. It is close to Tribeni or the confluence of three rivers – Yamuna, Ganga and Saraswati. Bansberia was one of the seven important villages of Saptagram. The other six villages were Kristapur, Basudevpur, Nityanandapur, Sibpur, Sambachora and Baladghati.
Located just 18 kilometres from Bishnupur stands Gokulchand Temple, the largest stone temple of Bankura district in West Bengal. The temple is located at Gokulnagar, a small village near Salda town.Continue reading Gokulchand Temple
The Kartick Puja of Halder family of 15, Ramanath Kabiraj Lane has reached its centenary this year. It started in the year 1918 by Rakhal Das Halder (1896-1955). The family performs Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Jaggadhatri Puja, Kartick Puja and Saraswati Puja out of which only Goddess Jaggahatri is worshipped in the thakurghar situated upstairs.
The Mondals settled around the banks of Adi Ganga in the modern day Chetla/Tollygunge area. The Mondals constructed many temples along the banks of Adi Ganga. The tallest among the temples there is the Radhakanta Temple of 1, Mondal Temple Lane.Continue reading Radhakanta Temple, Mondal Temple Lane
The worship of Goddess Kali, it is believed, became popular only in the eighteenth century in Bengal. But the worship of the goddess continued in the households of bonedi families of Calcutta even before the eighteenth century. One such family is the Halder family of Calcutta (now Kolkata).
Durga puja is the greatest festival of the Bengalees. It is celebrated not only as barowari pujas but also in bonedi Bengali households.