Buddhist Temples of Kolkata (Calcutta)
A compilation of Buddhist Temples in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, has always been a melting pot of people of different religion and ethnicity. As the different religious group settled in a new city they set up there own place of worship.
As these religious group were further divided in sub sects and ethnicity, each of these groups started coming up with there own place of worships.
Unlike the Christian, Jews and Parsis the Buddhist came much later to the city and only a handful of there temples date backs over a century. But still Kolkata boast a interesting collection of Buddhist Temples, belonging to different ethnic groups, and scattered all over the city.
Chinese Buddhist Temple
The Chinese Buddhist Temple is located on Jessore Road in between Lake Town and Bangur.
The official address is 426 Jessore Road and the temple is located on a narrow lane on the opposite foot of Lake Town and Bangur.
It is a new temple, opened only in 1962. It went through an extension in 1972. The Chinese Buddhist Temple on Jessore Road consists of a large central hall and several smaller shrines. It also houses a library containing a large number of hand written religious text.
The temple is not very well maintained and is rarely visited by devotes. An old lady caretaker looks after the Chinese Buddhist Temple.
Calcutta Times, Passion Club, Heritage Walk
Confluence of Culture
After the grand success of Happy Street, the Calcutta Times of The Times of India started their next project of Passion Clubs.
The Heritage, Photography and Food Passion Clubs were formed and the activities started soon after, with the objective of making the Calcuttans aware of their own heritage.
Photo Publication – VI
The Telegraph, Calcutta
Dated 4th November, 2012
On 26th October 2012 the t2 Suppliment of The Telegraph, Calcutta carried an article ON Photowalks. The article covered various aspects of photowalking and also highlighted on the Photowalking clubs of Calcutta (Kolkata) like the Kolkata Photograpers Club (KPC) and Kolkata Weekend Shots (KWS).
Bhistis of Calcutta (Kolkata)
~ A Vanishing Tribe ~
“The finest man I knew
Was our regimental Bhisti, Gunga Din.”
Gunga Din (1892) poem by Rudward Kipling
Once an indispensable part of Calcutta’s (Kolkata’s) water supply of both domestic and public purposes today the bhistis are fast vanishing tribe.
Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk
13 October 2012, Calcutta (Kolkata)
See Also: My blog post on Scott Kelby’s Photowalk 2013, Calcutta (Kolkata)
About Scott Kelby:
Kelby is editor and publisher of Photoshop User and Layers magazines, president and co-founder of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and is president of Kelby Media Group, an Oldsmar, Florida-based software training, education, and publishing firm.
Kelby is a photographer, designer, and the award-winning author of more than 50 books, including Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, The Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers, The Photoshop Channels Book, Photoshop Classic Effects, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, The iPod Book, The Digital Photography Book, and The iPhone Book.