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Common deities are replaced by Big B himself at this Amitabh Bachchan Temple in Kolkata built by a die-hard devotee.
What Is It?
Mr Sanjoy Patodia, founder of the All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fans’ Association, and his friends have built something very unique- a temple for the Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. This temple, built in 2001, is also considered a museum as his belongings can be found on his shrine here.
One can find endless pictures of Big B from all the stages of his career and walls with slogans like “Jai Amitabh Bachchan”, “Har Har Amitabh” where Amitabh Bachchan is worshipped like a God. Senior Bachchan has even mentioned this place in his autobiography “Main Amitabh Bachchan Bol Raha Hu”.
What’s In It?
The temple is filled with a montage of pictures of Big B and Mr Patodia himself who has been actively involved in various social work activities, which, he says, is the wish of his God himself.
On entering the temple, you can find a throne on which a shrine of the man himself has been made. His own shoes, suit, and even glasses can be seen on the shrine. The devotees even make a “pilgrimage” to Mumbai to see their God in flesh and blood on his birthday.
Address: 10/A Shri Dhar Roy Road, Kustia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700039
Timing: 10 AM to 6 PM
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