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Baneswar Siva Temple, Cooch Behar


The Baneswar Siva temple is situated 10 kilometers away from Cooch Behar. It is famous for two rather peculiar things. Located 10 feet below the temple is a Shiv Ling that people come to worship from all over the country. The temple also features a pond nearby with a huge number of turtles which are also worshipped as part of the rituals. The campus comprises of 2 separate shrines and the  idols within the temples are carried back and forth depending on the time of the year. Hence, the name, movable Baneswar.

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