This temple at Bali-Dewangunj, District Hooghly, West Bengal has 2 unique features : (1) it is a Jorbangla temple with a Nabaratna pinnacle on top; & (2) It has the largest (possibly) terracotta Durga panel on front facade.

This temple at Bali-Dewangunj, District Hooghly, West Bengal has 2 unique features : (1) it is a Jorbangla temple with a Nabaratna pinnacle on top; & (2) It has the largest (possibly) terracotta Durga panel on front facade.

The temples of Ukhra, West Bengal The twin (Jora) Shiva Temples at Ukhra Durgabaari

The temples of Ukhra, West Bengal The twin (Jora) Shiva Temples at Ukhra Durgabaari

The Shivalaya complex

The Shivalaya complex

Two friends...Tetsuro Sugimoto and Mukul Dey, Surul, early 1950s...

Two friends...Tetsuro Sugimoto and Mukul Dey, Surul, early 1950s...

Sribati, Katwa, Burdwan West Bengal’s Hidden Terracotta Gem

Sribati, Katwa, Burdwan West Bengal’s Hidden Terracotta Gem

Brass ratha of Kenduli in its better days

Brass ratha of Kenduli in its better days

Chandranath Shiva Temple (Hetampur) from the collection of British Library. Photograph of the Chandranatha-Shiva Temple in Hetampur, West Bengal from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. The Chandranatha Shiva temple is an extraordinary example of temple architecture. The octagonal-pinnacled shape is rarely used for temples and creates a striking effect. The exterior panels are heavily carved with geometric…

Chandranath Shiva Temple (Hetampur) from the collection of British Library. Photograph of the Chandranatha-Shiva Temple in Hetampur, West Bengal from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. The Chandranatha Shiva temple is an extraordinary example of temple architecture. The octagonal-pinnacled shape is rarely used for temples and creates a striking effect. The exterior panels are heavily carved with geometric…

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