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Birbhum Temples (112)

Temple Location Type Patron Date Description
SivaAdityapur (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul1817Small brick rekha deul with rich terracotta decorated facade
SivaChandanpur (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul1864Brick rekha deul with rich terracotta facade
DeolesvaraDeoli (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul1824Brick rekha deul with a few terracotta figures, Pala-Sena sculpture in compound
KaliItanda (Bolpur, Birbhum)Jor Bangla18thBrick temple with rich terracotta facade
Abandoned temple in BazarparaItanda (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul18th earlyBrick rekha deul with some terracotta panels
Siva temple in BazarparaItanda (Bolpur, Birbhum)Pancha Ratna18thBrick temple with ridged turrets, single-arched entrance, terracotta figures above arch and around facade only
Radha BallabhaMuluk (Bolpur, Birbhum)Dalan18thBrick temple, with attached natmandir, plain
SurathesvarSupur (Bolpur, Birbhum)DeulSurath Raja11thStone temple, renovated
Siva temple in LalbazarSupur (Bolpur, Birbhum)Octagonal19thBrick ridged rekha deul with rich terracotta decoration on all sides
Siva temple in LalbazarSupur (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick rekha deul, terracotta decorated
Temple near SyamsayerSupur (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick rekha deul with terracotta decoration on two sides
Siva temple in HattalaSupur (Bolpur, Birbhum)Pancha Ratna1821Brick temple with some terracotta decoration
Siva temple in HattalaSupur (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick temple with some terracotta decoration
ManasaSurul (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick rekha deul, terracotta decorated
Lakshmi JanardanaSurul (Bolpur, Birbhum)Pancha RatnaSarkar19thBrick temple with ridged turrets, triple-arched entrance, with rich terracotta decoration
Twin Siva temples near Lakshmi JanardanSurul (Bolpur, Birbhum)DeulSarkar1831Brick rekha deuls with rich terracotta facade
Siva temple in Paschim ParaSurul (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul1861Brick rekha deul with rich terracotta facade
Siva temple in Paschim ParaSurul (Bolpur, Birbhum)At Chala19thBrick temple, low towered Bishnupuri type with slight terracotta on facade
Siva temple in Purba ParaSurul (Bolpur, Birbhum)Deul1837Brick rekha deul with terracotta facade
Siva temple in MitraparaChhinpai (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Pancha RatnaMitra18thBrick temple
Siva temple in ChasaparaChhinpai (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Pancha Ratna1760Brick temple with slight terracotta decoration
Siva temple in NamoparaDubrajpur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Nava RatnaNayak19thBrick temple with some terracotta decoration
Siva temple near NandipukurDubrajpur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Tero Ratna1867Brick temple, terracotta and stucco decorated
Siva temple in HattalaDubrajpur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Tero Ratna1874Brick temple with rich terracotta facade
Siva temple in MoiraparaDubrajpur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Tero Ratna19thBrick temple with rich terracotta facade
Two Siva temples in MoiraparaDubrajpur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick temples with rich terracotta facade
Siva temple in OjhaparaDubrajpur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Tero Ratna19thBrick temple with rich terracotta facade
Four Siva temples in OjhaparaDubrajpur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick temples, terracotta decorated
Dewanji Siva near Gobinda SayerHetampur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick rekha deul with rich terracotta on two sides
Chandranatha Siva near Gobinda SayerHetampur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)OctagonalRaja Krishnachandra1847Brick temple with rich terracotta on three sides and nine turrets
Five Siva temples in KadamtalaHetampur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick temples, plain
Radha Ballabh in RajbariHetampur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)At Chala19thBrick temple, plain
KhagesvaraKhageshwar (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Deul18thBrick rekha deul
Kali temple in NatunparaPanchra (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Char Chala1682Laterite temple with richly decorated facade
Siva temple at the west of the villagePanchra (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Deul17thSandstone rekha deul with ek-bangla porch, largely plain
Vishnu templePanchra (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Deul17thSandstone rekha deul with rich terracotta facade
Siva formerly RaghunathaGhurisa (Ilambazar, Birbhum)Char ChalaRaghuttam Bhattacharya1633Brick temple on square base and high plinth with rich terracotta on two sides
Lakshmi JanardanaGhurisa (Ilambazar, Birbhum)Nava RatnaKsetranath Datta1739Large brick temple with straight cornices, ridged turrets, and rich terracotta
Gouranga in HattalaIlambazar (Ilambazar, Birbhum)Octagonal19thBrick rekha deul with rich terracotta on all sides, incomplete roof covered by tin sheets
Lakshmi-Janardana in BamunparaIlambazar (Ilambazar, Birbhum)Pancha Ratna1846Brick temple with ridged turrets, triple-arched entrance and rich terracotta decorated facade
Siva temple in BamunparaIlambazar (Ilambazar, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick rekha deul with rich terracotta facade and large figures on side walls
Siva temple in BamunparaIlambazar (Ilambazar, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick temple, plain
Radha-VinodaJoydeb Kenduli (Ilambazar, Birbhum)Nava RatnaNairani Debi1692Brick temple with ridged turrets and rich terracotta facade
Bhimesvar SivaBhimgarh (Khayarasol, Birbhum)Deul19thBrick temple, plain
Radha DamodarGopalpur (Khayarasol, Birbhum)Ek RatnaBaidya1888Brick temple with slight terracotta decoration
Two Vishnu templesGopalpur (Khayarasol, Birbhum)DalanBaidya19thBrick temple with small ek-bangla superstructure, plain
RaghunathaGopalpur (Khayarasol, Birbhum)DalanBaidya19thBrick temple with rekha superstructure and terracotta facade
Three Siva templesParshundi (Khayarasol, Birbhum)Deul17thSandstone temple with slight decoration
Siva templePatharkuchi (Khayarasol, Birbhum)Char ChalaSri Ramkrishna1682Stone temple with slight decoration
Radha BinodaPerua (Khayarasol, Birbhum)Dalan1758Two storied temple with small ek-bangla turret, terracotta decorated on two sides
MuralidharPerua (Khayarasol, Birbhum)Dalan18thTwo storied temple with small ek-bangla turret, terracotta decorated on two sides
Anadi SivaRasa (Khayarasol, Birbhum)DeulArjun Roychoudhury1654Sandstone rekha deul with some sculpture
Siva temple in Phullara compoundLabhpur (Labhpur, Birbhum)At Chala1852Brick temple with terracotta decorated facade
Banka RayaBirchandrapur (Mayuresvar, Birbhum)At Chala19thBrick temple, plain
DabukesvaraDabuk (Mayuresvar, Birbhum)Char Chala1881Very large brick temple, largely plain
Kaleshnath SivaKaleswar (Mayuresvar, Birbhum)Ek RatnaRaja Ramjiban18thBrick temple, renovated
MadaneswarKotasur (Mayuresvar, Birbhum)Char Chala18thBrick temple, plain, renovated
Temples in Mallesvara Siva complexMallarpur (Mayuresvar, Birbhum)Char Chala18thMore than twenty brick temples on square base with richly carved phulpathar facades
Siva temple in Mallesvara complexMallarpur (Mayuresvar, Birbhum)Pancha Ratna18thBrick temple with decorated phulpathar facade
RamesvaraRamnagar (Mayuresvar, Birbhum)Char Chala18thLarge brick temple, plain
Small Siva temple near Ramesvara templeRamnagar (Mayuresvar, Birbhum)Char Chala1738Small brick temple on square base with rich terracotta facade
TaraTarapith (Mayuresvar, Birbhum)At ChalaJagannath Ray1819Brick temple with carved phulpathar facade
Siva templesDeocha (Muhammadbazar, Birbhum)Deul18thBrick temples
GopalaDeucha (Muhammadbazar, Birbhum)DalanSalui1843Brick temple with modern pillars, rich stucco and phulpathar carving
Eighteen Siva temples in DakshinparaGanpur (Muhammadbazar, Birbhum)Char Chala18thBrick temples, plain
Fourteen Siva temples in KalitalaGanpur (Muhammadbazar, Birbhum)Char ChalaChowdhury18thBrick temples on square base with richly carved phulpathar facades
Dolmancha in KalitalaGanpur (Muhammadbazar, Birbhum)DolmanchaChowdhury18thBrick structure with phulpathar decoration
Five Siva templesGanpur (Muhammadbazar, Birbhum)Char ChalaBhattacharya18thBrick temples with richly carved phulpathar facades
Vishnu in UttarparaGanpur (Muhammadbazar, Birbhum)At ChalaMandal1769Brick temple with triple-arched entrance and richly carved phulpathar facade
Formerly SivaKulia (Muhammadbazar, Birbhum)Deul1749Brick rekha deul with rich phulpathar carvings
BhairavnathaMolpur (Muhammadbazar, Birbhum)Deul1746Brick rekha deul
SivaJajigram (Murarai, Birbhum)Char Chala1928Brick temple, plain
SivaKanakpur (Murarai, Birbhum)Char ChalaGhoshal19th lateBrick temple with stucco decoration, mainly vegetal and geometric patterns
Siva temple in BhandirbanKanakpur (Murarai, Birbhum)At ChalaRamnath Bhaduri19thBrick temple
Siva temple near Aparajitadevi templeKanakpur (Murarai, Birbhum)Char ChalaRamnath Bhaduri19thBrick temple
GuhyakalikaAkalipur (Nalhati, Birbhum)OctagonalRaja Nandakumar18thBrick temple with three basalt framed entrances
Three Siva temples near GarbariMehogram (Nalhati, Birbhum)Char Chala19thBrick temples with rich terracotta facades
Four Siva temples in PurbaparaMehogram (Nalhati, Birbhum)Char Chala19thBrick temples, plain
Five Siva templesTejhati (Nalhati, Birbhum)Char ChalaSarkar19thBrick temples with slight stucco decoration
SivaAngora (Nanur, Birbhum)DeulBandyopadhyay19th earlyBrick sapta ratha deul with ridged tower and rich terracotta facade
Siva temples in PaschimparaBaliguni (Nanur, Birbhum)At Chala18thBrick temples with rich terracotta facade
Siva templeBrahmandihi (Nanur, Birbhum)Nava Ratna18thBrick temple with some terracotta decoration
SivaChandidas Nanur (Nanur, Birbhum)Char Chala18thBrick temple on square base
Jora Siva templesChandidas Nanur (Nanur, Birbhum)At Chala18thBrick temples with single-entrance and rich terracotta decorated facades
Siva temple in BrahmanparaCharkalgram (Nanur, Birbhum)Nava Ratna19thLarge brick temple with triple arched entrance porches on all four sides, slight terracotta decoration on facade
Siva temple in Chattopadhyay ParaCharkalgram (Nanur, Birbhum)Pancha RatnaDebicharan Chattapadhyay1839Brick temple with rich terracotta facade
Chandi MandapCharkalgram (Nanur, Birbhum)Dalan1860Brick temple
Jora Siva temples in PaschimparaDaskalgram (Nanur, Birbhum)At Chala18thBrick temple with single-arched entrance, richly decorated facade
Jora SivaHat Serandi (Nanur, Birbhum)DeulGhosh1830Brick rekha deul, terracotta decorated
SivaHat-Serandi (Nanur, Birbhum)Deul1817Brick rekha deul, terracotta decorated
Siva temple in FoujdarparaJalandi (Nanur, Birbhum)At Chala19thBrick temple
SivaJalandi (Nanur, Birbhum)Pancha Ratna19thBrick temple with terracotta decorated facade
SivaJalandi (Nanur, Birbhum)Deul20thBrick temple with terracotta decorated facade
Temple in Japeswar complexJubutia (Nanur, Birbhum)Char Chala1728Brick temple on square base with terracotta decorated facade
Siva temple in DakshinparaSerandi (Nanur, Birbhum)At Chala18thBrick temple with some floral terracotta decoration
Temple in DharmatalaSerandi (Nanur, Birbhum)Deul1836Brick temple with some terracotta decorated panels on facade
Jora Siva temples in UttarparaSerandi (Nanur, Birbhum)At Chala1848Brick temple, terracotta decorated
Narayana temple inside house of Gourisankar GhoshSerandi (Nanur, Birbhum)Tero RatnaGhosh19thBrick temple with some terracotta decoration
SivaThupsara (Nanur, Birbhum)Deul1833Brick rekha deul with terracotta on three sides
Group of four Siva templesUchkaron (Nanur, Birbhum)Char ChalaSarkhel1769Brick temples on square base with rich terracotta facades, including arched panel with Ramayana and Krishna panels
Chand RayaUchkaron (Nanur, Birbhum)Dalan1768Brick temple with traditional pillars and terracotta, renovated, decorated wooden entrance frame
DharmarajaKabilaspur (Rajnagar, Birbhum)DeulRupdas1643Large stone rekha deul with no separation between base and tower, plain
ShaileswarKharbona (Rampurhat, Birbhum)Char Chala18thBrick temple with terracotta decorated facade
SivaKaridhya (Siuri, Birbhum)Deul18thBrick temple, plain
SivaRaipur (Siuri, Birbhum)At Chala1773Brick temple with slight decoration
Two Siva templesRaipur (Siuri, Birbhum)Char Chala18thBrick temple, plain
Temples in MoiraparaRaipur (Siuri, Birbhum)Deul18thBrick rekha deuls, plain
BhandesvaraBhandirban (Suri, Birbhum)Deul1754Large brick rekha deul, plain
MaulesvaraMahula (Suri, Birbhum)Deul17thLarge stone sapta ratha rekha deul
Kuladesvari near KalibariSuri (Suri, Birbhum)Deul1876Brick temple with terracotta decorated facade
Gobindeswar near KalibariSuri (Suri, Birbhum)Deul1876Brick temple with some terracotta panels
Radha Syama temple in SonatorparaSuri (Suri, Birbhum)At Chala18th earlyLarge laterite and brick temple with triple-arched entrance porch and richly carved phulpathar facade

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