Dr. Pradyot Kumar Maity
Edited by Dr. Kalipada Pradhan
This is an article which was written sometime in 1966 when the present author received an official invitation from the editor Dr. Benoychandra Sen, M.A. (Gold Medallist), P.R.S., Ph. D (London), the Research Professor of Indology, Govt. Sanskrit College, Calcutta, for contributing such an article to a collected work entitled The Culture of Bengal scheduled to be published by Govt. Sanskrit College. But unfortunately this work has not yet been published. As have not been informed of anything about the publication of the said work for the last few years.
Now, we venture to publish it as a separate treatise. This is not an exhaustive study but a brief outline of a vast field of study. This study, we hope will help one to form some idea about certain aspects of popular religious life in Ancient Bengal.