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Bangladesh Temples (101)

Temple Location Type Patron Date Description
MathMadhabpasa (Babuganj, Barisal)Char ChalaMadhabpasa Raj19thBrick temple
MathMadhabpasa (Babuganj, Barisal)SpiredMadhabpasa Raj19thBrick octagonal temple
MathGobindaganj (Bakharganj, Barisal)Spired19thDouble storied brick temple with curve of the cornice carried all the way up spire
Two abandoned templesMadhabpasa (Barisal, Barisal)Ek BanglaMadhabpasa Raj17thBrick temple with panelled facade
Sankara MathMahilara (Gaurnadi, Barisal)Spired19thBrick octagonal temple
Samadhi mandir of Madhabpasa RajasSutalari (Jhalakati, Barisal)SpiredMadhabpasa Raj18th lateBrick octagonal temple
SivaBelamla (Bogra, Bogra)Grouped19thTwelve temples arranged around courtyard
JagannathaComilla (Comilla, Comilla)Octagonal18thBrick temple with plasterwork decoration
Abandoned temple in BakshibazarDhaka (Dhaka, Dhaka)Char Chala19thBrick temple with curve of the cornice repeated up the roof, plaster panels
Temples in Dhakesvari complexDhaka (Dhaka, Dhaka)Char Chala19thBrick temple with curve of the cornice repeated up the roof in five segments
Sasanamandira of Kali Narayana RayaJaydebpur (Dhaka, Dhaka)Spired19thBrick temple with stucco decoration
SivaSribari (Manikganj, Dhaka)Spired1847Brick temple with slight stucco decoration
AbandonedLaskardighi (Munshiganj, Dhaka)Dalan19thBrick temple with rows of terracotta figures on all four sides
KaliSonarang (Munshiganj, Dhaka)Spired1838Brick temple with stucco decoration
SivaSonarang (Munshiganj, Dhaka)Spired1877Brick temple with stucco decoration
AbandonedPura (Munsiganj, Dhaka)Ek Bangla17thBrick temple with terracotta facade
SivaPanam (Sonargaon, Dhaka)Spired19thBrick Octagonal temple
AbandonedChapra (Chapra, Dinajpur)Octagonal18thBrick Ridged Rekha Deul
Prana GopalaGopalganj (Dinajpur, Dinajpur)Pancha Ratna1745Brick temple
KantajiuKantanagar (Dinajpur, Dinajpur)Nava RatnaMaharaja Ramnath1753Large Brick temple with rich terracotta on all facades and superstructure
DolmanchaBatikamari (Bhanga, Faridpur)Dolmancha17thBrick pancha ratna structure with chala towers
DolmanchaChaocha (Bhanga, Faridpur)Dolmancha18thBrick pancha ratna structure with chala towers
DolmanchaDhopadanga (Bhanga, Faridpur)Dolmancha18thBrick pancha ratna structure with chala towers
DolmanchaHatghata (Bhanga, Faridpur)Dolmancha18thBrick pancha ratna structure with chala towers
NarayanaKaichal (Bhanga, Faridpur)Ek Bangla17thBrick temple with rich terracotta facade
MathKhalia (Gopalganj, Faridpur)Spired18thBrick octagonal temple
Raja RamKhalia (Gopalganj, Faridpur)Dalan18thBrick temple with chala superstructure, terracotta decorated facades on upper and lower storeys
AbandonedNanikshir (Gopalganj, Faridpur)Nava Ratna17thMassive brick temple with rich terracotta decoration on two sides
MathUjani (Gopalganj, Faridpur)Char Chala17thLarge, brick temple on square base, slight terracotta on two sides
DeulMathurapur (Madhuakhali, Faridpur)Octagonal17thBrick Ridged Rekha Deul with rich terracotta on all sides
AbandonedNalia (Madhukhali, Faridpur)Jor Bangla17thBrick temple
KaliBatikamari (Muksudpur, Faridpur)Ek Bangla18thBrick temple
SivaBatikamari (Muksudpur, Faridpur)Char ChalaSaha18thBrick temple
SivaAbhaynagar (Jessore, Jessore)At Chala18thBrick temple with triple-arched entrance, terracotta facade fallen
SivaChanchra (Jessore, Jessore)At Chala1696Large brick temple, terracotta facade fallen
HarekrishnaMuhammadpur (Jessore, Jessore)Pancha RatnaMajumdar1703Brick temple with at-chala turrets, rich terracotta facade
Rasmancha of Harekrishna templeMuhammadpur (Jessore, Jessore)OctagonalMajumdar18th earlyBrick char-chala structure with terracotta on three sides, fallen
Lakshmi NarayanaMuhammadpur (Jessore, Jessore)Octagonal1704Brick double storied temple, plain
DolmanchaMuhammadpur (Jessore, Jessore)DolmanchaSitaram Ray18th earlyBrick terraced structure with char-chala turrets
Jora SivaMurali (Jessore, Jessore)At Chala1782Brick temple with single entrance, plastered
MahadevaNaldanga (Jessore, Jessore)Pancha Ratna1733Massive brick temple with chala turrets, octagonal central tower, and rich terracotta on three facades
GopalbariNaldanga (Kaliganj, Jessore)Ek Bangla1722Brick temple with triple-entrance, panelled facade
RamesvariNaldanga (Kaliganj, Jessore)At Chala1698Large brick temple with triple-entrance, rich terracotta on two sides
GanesaNaldanga (Kaliganj, Jessore)Octagonal1680Large brick temple with chala superstructure and rich terracotta on five sides
SivaNaldanga (Kaliganj, Jessore)Octagonal19thBrick char-chala temple with terracotta facade and stucco decoration
Taranatha SivaNaldanga (Kaliganj, Jessore)Octagonal19thBrick char-chala temple, plain
Gunjanatha SivaTelkupi (Kaliganj, Jessore)At Chala1745Brick temple with triple-arched entrance and rich terracotta on two sides
GovindaKotakol (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)Jor Bangla1732Brick temple with terracotta facade
DolmanchaKotakol (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)Dolmancha18thBrick pancha-ratna structure with chala towers
AbandonedLohagara (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)Ek Bangla1749Brick temple with some scattered terracotta lotuses
AbandonedLohagara (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)Jor Bangla18th earlyBrick temple with terracotta facade
NarayanaRaygram (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)Jor Bangla18th earlyBrick temple with terracotta decorated facade
GovindaSalnagar (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)Jor Bangla18th earlyBrick temple with terracotta decorated facade
SivaSalnagar (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)Char Chala18thBrick temple on square base, terracotta decorated facade
SivaSalnagar (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)Octagonal19thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome
Dolmancha of GovindaSalnagar (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)Dolmancha18th earlyBrick pancha ratna structure with chala towers and rich terracotta facade
SivaNanduali (Magura, Jessore)Char Chala1733Brick temple on square base with terracotta decorated facade
Madana-MohanaSatrajitpur (Magura, Jessore)Char Chala1693Brick temple on square base with terracotta decoration on two sides
Jora SivaDohajari (Bagerhat, Khulna)At Chala19thBrick temple, plain
Ajodhya MathKodla (Bagerhat, Khulna)Deul18thRekha Ridged Large extensive delicate terracotta on all four sides 17th-18th
RaghunathaDhulgram (Khulna, Khulna)At Chala18thBrick temple with triple-arched entrance and terracotta decorated facade
AnnapurnaSatkshira (Khulna, Khulna)Nava Ratna19thBrick temple with rich terracotta facade
GovindaSatkshira (Khulna, Khulna)Dalan19thBrick temple with porch on neoclassical columns, stucco decoration
RasmanchaSatkshira (Khulna, Khulna)Rasmancha18thBrick octagonal structure with straight cornices
Jora SivaChaigharia (Satkshira, Khulna)At Chala1818Brick temple with terracotta facade
Chandra-BhairavaIsvaripur (Satkshira, Khulna)Dalan19thBrick triangular temple with single-arched entrance and some stucco decoration
KrishnaNalta (Satkshira, Khulna)DalanBhanja18thBrick temple with rekha superstructure and slight terracotta decoration
Syama SundaraSonabaria (Satkshira, Khulna)Nava Ratna1767Large brick temple with slight terracotta
SivaKishorganj (Kishorganj, Mymensingh)Ek Bangla17thBrick temple, plain
AbandonedHatikumrul (Pabna, Pabna)Nava Ratna18th earlyMassive brick temple with rich terracotta, now mostly fallen
Gopinatha temple in KalachandparaPabna (Pabna, Pabna)Jor Bangla17thBrick temple with rich terracotta facade
SivaTaras (Pabna, Pabna)OctagonalNandi19thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome, stucco on decoration on all sides
Abandoned ruinPotajia (Shahazadpur, Pabna)Nava Ratna18th earlyMassive brick temple with terracotta decoration on facade, mostly fallen
JagannathaHandial (Taras, Pabna)Deul1590Brick rekha deul with smooth, straight-edged pyramidal roof, rich terracotta facade and horizontal ridging
Sether BanglaHandial (Taras, Pabna)Ek Bangla1779Brick temple with rich terracotta facade
KapilesvaraTaras (Taras, Pabna)Char ChalaNandi1635Brick temple on square base with rich terracotta decorated facade
SivaTaras (Taras, Pabna)Char ChalaNandi19thBrick temple on square base with rich terracotta decorated facade
Vrindavan BihariTaras (Taras, Pabna)DalanNandi19thBrick temple with traditional pillars and terracotta decoration
DolmanchaTaras (Taras, Pabna)DolmanchaNandi18thMassive brick structure in two receding tiers, plain
GovindaTaras (Taras, Pabna)Nava Ratna1899Brick temple
SivaHatikumrul (Ullapara, Pabna)Octagonal18thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome
AbandonedHatikumrul (Ullapara, Pabna)Ek Bangla18thBrick temple with single arched entrance
SivaHatikumrul (Ullapara, Pabna)Char Chala18th lateLarge brick temple on square base with rich terracotta facade
Twelve Siva templesBelamla (Bogra, Rajshahi)Grouped18thBrick rekha deuls, terracotta decorated
SivaJogirbhaban (Bogra, Rajshahi)Char Chala18thSmall brick temple on square base, with terracotta decoration
SivaNator (Nator, Rajshahi)OctagonalRani Bhabani18thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome, slight stucco decoration
GovindaPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)Ek BanglaPuthia Raj18thSmall brick temple with rich terracotta facades on two sides
AbandonedPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)Ek BanglaPuthia Raj18thBrick temple with flanking charchala temples on each side and rich terracotta facade
GovindaPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)Char ChalaPuthia Raj18thLarge brick temple on square base with triple-arched entrance and rich terracotta facade
SivaPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)Char ChalaPuthia Raj18thBrick temple on square base with terracotta on arch panel and around entrance
GovindaPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)Pancha RatnaPuthia Raj18thLarge brick temple with triple-arched entrance, chala turrets and rich terracotta on four sides
DolmanchaPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)DolmanchaPuthia Raj19thLarge brick structure with three terraces, plain
RasmanchaPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)RasmanchaPuthia Raj19thLarge brick octagonal structure with straight cornices, stucco decoration, and carved stone entrance frame
SivaPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)Pancha RatnaPuthia Raj19thLarge brick temple with straight cornices and large sekhari turrets, stucco decorated
Siva temples near thakurbariBalihar (Rajshahi, Rajshahi)Domed19th earlyBrick octagonal temples with inverted lotus dome and rich terracotta facades
AbandonedBardhankuti (Rangpur, Rajshahi)Ek Bangla17thBrick temple with triple-arched entrance and terracotta decorated facade
AbandonedBardhankuti (Rangpur, Rangpur)Nava Ratna17thLarge brick temple with rich terracotta facades
RasmanchaBardhankuti (Rangpur, Rangpur)Rasmancha17thBrick structure on square base
SivaDimla (Rangpur, Rangpur)Octagonal18thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome
KaliDimla (Rangpur, Rangpur)Octagonal18thLarge octagonal temple with verandah all around and inverted lotus dome
MathAloa (Tangail, Tangail)Octagonal18thBrick temple, smooth and spired

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