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16th c Temples (16)

Temple Location Type Patron Date Description
EktesvaraEktesvara (Bankura, Bankura)Deul16thLaterite pirha deul with two tiers, renovated
VishnuGauri (Hirapur, Barddhaman)Char Chala16thStone temple
MadangopalKulingram (Jamalpur, Barddhaman)DeulAdhikari16thBrick temple with char-chala octagonal porch, rich terracotta decoration mainly vegetal motifs
KrishnaBaidyapur (Kalna, Barddhaman)DeulPal1598Brick temple with ridged rekha tower, ridged rekha porch, mainly vegetal decoration and large terracotta figures on four sides
Ichhai Ghoser DeulGaurangapur (Kanksa, Barddhaman)Deul16thMassive brick rekha deul, plain but for niches and terracotta figured on facade
Abandoned VisalakshiGotan (Rayna, Barddhaman)Char ChalaMukherjee16thStone termple with rich decoration
SivaKhudika (Salanpur, Barddhaman)DeulMukherjee16thSandstone rekha deul with carved door frame and architrave
Syamalesvara temple in MandirbazarDantan (Dantan, Medinipur)Deul16thLaterite pirha deul, plain with long low mandapa and some basalt sculptures
SatyesvaraMarotala (Debra, Medinipur)DeulChakraborty16thLaterite rekha smooth curvilinear temple, largely plain with inlaid images
SarvamangalaGarhbeta (Garhbeta, Medinipur)DeulGajapati Singha16thLarge laterite rekha deul with pirha jagamohana porch and char-chala natmandir, stucco figures, and decoration below cornice
Kangareswar Siva near Sarvamangala templeGarhbeta (Garhbeta, Medinipur)Deul16thLaterite pirha deul with three tiers
JagannathaDeulbarh (Kanthi, Medinipur)DeulBibhisan Das1584Brick rekha deul with pirha jagamohana, slight terracotta decoration
Kedareswar or Chapaleswar SivaKedar (Pingla, Medinipur)Deul16thLaterite deul with pirha jagamohana and chala natmandir, crude plaster dvarapalaka figures
NarasimhaGokarna (Nabagram, Murshidabad)Char Chala1580Large brick temple on square base, early geometric terracotta decoration on facade
JagannathaHandial (Taras, Pabna)Deul1590Brick rekha deul with smooth, straight-edged pyramidal roof, rich terracotta facade and horizontal ridging
BhairaviBindol (Raiganj, West Dinajpur)Domed16thBrick mosque-like temple with geometric terracotta designs on all four walls and inside

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