Author: Sisir K Chatterjee

Buro Shibtola: Oracles and Miracles Prove the Prowess of Shiva till date!

Reading Time: 6 minutesTales of oracles and miracles have survived for about two hundred years surrounding a Shiva temple, known as Buro Shib, beside the Ganga, near the port of Budge Budge, on the outskirts of Kolkata. On the last day of the Bengali year (usually the 14/15 April) the branch floats up. This branch is positioned straight […]

Ambika Kalna: A Quaint Temple Town on the Banks of Bhagiraithi River

Reading Time: 4 minutesAmbika Kalna gets its name from an ancient Kali temple. A quaint township on the banks of Bhagarathi River, it is known for its many temples. Sisir uncovers its history. The 108 Shiv temples in two concentric circles of 74 shrines (outer circle) and 34 shrines (inner circle), built around a well in the center is an architectural […]

…And God Played Hide and Seek in Guptipara

Reading Time: 7 minutesSisir brings alive the magic and mystery of Guptipara. Here God played hide and seek with his devotee, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He unfolds the story of a village situated in the confluence of history, mystery and myths. Here’s an in-depth report. Villages and towns flowing in time, along the river banks, have countless stories woven in their rich […]