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Pilgrimages and Temples of West Bengal


1. Pilgrimages and Temples by Deities:

  1. Kapila Avatara: Ganga Sagar - Kapil Muni Ashram (South 24 Parganas district)
    - Kapil Muni Ashram at Ganga Sagar.
  1. Shiva: Tarakeshwar - Shiva Temple (Hooghly district)
    - Build by king Bharamalla Rao when he discovered a Shiva Linga in the jungles.
  1. Parvati: Shalbari - Devi Bhramari Temple (Jalpaiguri district): A Shakti Peetha [Trisrota Shakti Peetha] (SP-16)
    - Where the Vama Pada (Left Foot) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  2. Parvati: Dahapara - Devi Kiriteshwari Temple (Murshidabad district): A Shakti Peetha [Kirita Shakti Peetha] (SP-22)
    - Where the Kirita (Diadem) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  3. Parvati: Attahas - Devi Phullara Temple (Birbhum district): A Shakti Peetha [Attahasa Shakti Peetha] (SP-48)
    - Where the Ostha (Lips) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  4. Parvati: Bakreshwar - Devi Mahishamardini Temple (Birbhum district): A Shakti Peetha [Vakreshwara Shakti Peetha] (SP-46)
    - Where the Manas (Mind) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  5. Parvati: Nalhati - Devi Nalateshwari Temple (Birbhum district): A Shakti Peetha [Nalahati Shakti Peetha] (SP-44)
    - Where the Nalaa (Tubular Bone) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  6. Parvati: Sainthia - Devi Nandikeshwari Temple (Birbhum district): A Shakti Peetha [Nandipura Shakti Peetha] (SP-49)
    - Where the Hara (Necklace) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  7. Parvati: Ketugram - Devi Bahula Temple (Purba Bardhaman district): A Shakti Peetha [Bahula Shakti Peetha] (SP-12)
    - Where the Vama Bahu (Left Arm) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  8. Parvati: Kshiragram - Devi Yogadya Temple (Purba Bardhaman district): A Shakti Peetha [Kshiragrama Shakti Peetha] (SP-18)
    - Where the Daksha Angushtha (Right Toe) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  9. Parvati: Katwa Attahas Temple (Purba Bardhaman district): A Shakti Peetha [Attahasa Shakti Peetha] (SP-48)
    - Where the Ostha (Lips) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  10. Parvati: Juranpur - Devi Jaya Durga Temple (Nadia district): A Shakti Peetha [Kalighata Shakti Peetha] (SP-45)
    - Where the Munda (Head) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  11. Kali: Tamluk - Devi Bargabhima Kali Temple (Purba Medinipur district): A Shakti Peetha [Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha] (SP-37)
    - Where the Vama Gulpha (Left Ankle) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  12. Kali: Kalighat - Devi Kali Temple (Kolkata district): A Shakti Peetha [Kalipitha Shakti Peetha] (SP-19)
    - Where the Daksha Pada Anguli (Fingers of Right Foot) of Devi had fallen. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)
  13. Kali: Dakshineshwar - Bhavatarini Kali Temple (North 24 Parganas district)
    - Ramakrishna Paramahamsha worshipped Mother Kali and performed his Sadhanas in this place.
  14. Kali: Dakshineshwar - Adyapith Temple (North 24 Parganas district)
    - Annada Thakur founded this Temple according to his dream visions.
  15. Kali: Halisahar - Ramprasad Vita Kali Temple (North 24 Parganas district)
    - Sadhak Ramprasad worshipped Mother Kali and performed his Sadhanas in this place.
  16. Kali: Bardhaman - Kamalakanta Kalibari (Purba Bardhaman district)
    - Sadhak Kamalakanta worshipped Mother Kali and performed Sadhanas in this place.
  17. Tara: Rampurhat - Tarapith Temple (Birbhum district)
    - Bamakhepa worshipped Maa Tara and performed Sadhanas in this place.

2. Pilgrimages and Temples by Saints:

  1. Joydev (1170 - 1245): Birbhum - Joydev Kenduli (Birbhum district)
    - Joydev was born in Kenduli. (Kenduli Sasan in Odisha is also identified as the birthplace of Joydev)
  2. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486 - 1534): Nabadwip - Pilgrimage of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (Nadia district)
    - Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born in Nabadwip.
  3. Ramprasad (1723 - 1775 approx): Halisahar - Ramprasad Vita (North 24 Parganas district)
    - Sadhak Ramprasad was born in Halisahar and also performed his Sadhanas in this place.
  4. Lokenath (1730 - 1890): Chakla - Lokenath Temple (North 24 Parganas district)
    - Lokenath Brahmachari was born in Chakla or Kachua.
  5. Lokenath (1730 - 1890): Kachua - Lokenath Temple (North 24 Parganas district)
    - Lokenath Brahmachari was born in Chakla or Kachua.
  6. Kamalakanta (1769 - 1821): Bardhaman - Kamalakanta Kalibari (Purba Bardhaman district)
    - Sadhak Kamalakanta worshipped Mother Kali and performed Sadhanas in this place.
  7. Vidyasagar (1820 - 1891): Birsingha - Vidyasagar Smriti Mandir (Paschim Medinipur district)
    - Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was born in Birsingha village.
  8. Shyama Charan Lahiri (1828 - 1895): Rajhat - Lahiri Baba Ashram (near Bandel) (Hooghly district)
    - Dedicated to Shyama Charan Lahiri and built according to the philosophy of Kriya Yoga.
  9. Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886): Kamarpukur - Ramakrishna House (Hooghly district)
    - Ramakrishna Paramahamsha was born in Kamarpukur.
  10. Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886): Dakshineshwar - Bhavatarini Kali Temple (North 24 Parganas district)
    - Ramakrishna Paramahamsha perfomed his Sadhanas in the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple.
  11. Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886): Kashipur Udyanbati (Kolkata district)
    - Ramakrishna Paramahamsha stayed in Kashipur Udyanbati during his last days.
  12. Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886): Belur Math (Howrah district)
    - Belur Math is the Ashram of Ramakrishna Paramahamsha. His sacred ash is also kept here.
  13. Bamakhepa (1837 - 1911): Rampurhat - Tarapith Temple (Birbhum district)
    Bamakhepa worshipped Maa Tara in this temple.
  14. Annada Thakur (1837 - 1911): Dakshineshwar - Adyapith Temple (North 24 Parganas district)
    - Annada Thakur was the founder of the Kali Temple of Adyapith at Dakshineshwar.
  15. Bankim Chandra (1838 - 1894): Naihati - Bankim Chandra House (North 24 Parganas district)
    - Bankim Chandra Chattopadhayay was born here.
  16. Sarada Devi (1853 - 1920): Jayrambati - Sarada Devi House (Bankura district)
    - Sarada Devi was born in Jayrambati.
  17. Sarada Devi (1853 - 1920): Bagbazar - Udbodhan (Kolkata district)
    - Sarada Devi stayed in the Udbodhan house of Bagbazar.
  18. Yukteswar Giri (1855 - 1936): Serampore - Yukteswar Giri Smriti Mandir (Serampore district)
    - Yukteswar Giri was born in Serampore and founded this ashrama.
  19. Rabindranath (1861 - 1941): Jorasanko Thakur Bari (Kolkata district)
    - Rabindranath Thakur was born in Jorasanko Thakur Bari, his ancestral home.
  20. Rabindranath (1861 - 1941): Bolpur - Shantiniketan (Birbhum district)
    - Rabindranath Thakur created Shantiniketan, a place of learning according to his vision.
  21. Vivekananda (1863 - 1902): Kolkata - Vivekananda House (Kolkata district)
    - Swami Vivekananda was born in his ancestral house in Kolkata.
  22. Vivekananda (1863 - 1902): Baranagar Math (Kolkata district)
    - Swami Vivekananda and other disciples of Sri Ramakrishna founded the the first monastery of Ramakrishna Order at Baranagar.
  23. Vivekananda (1863 - 1902): Belur Math (Howrah district)
    - Swami Vivekananda founded the Belur Math.
  24. Sarat Chandra (1876 - 1938): Debanandapur - Sarat Smriti Pathagar & museum (Hooghly district)
    - Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was born in Debanandapur.
  25. Sarat Chandra (1876 - 1938): Samta - Sarat Chandra Kuthi (Howrah district)
    - Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay stayed in Samta during the last 12 years of his life.
  26. Srila Prabhupada (1896 - 1977): Kolkata - Srila Prabhupada House (Kolkata district)
    - Srila Prabhupada was born here.



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