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Ek Bangla Temples (30)

Temple Location Patron Date Description
Bhogmandir of Madan-MohanBishnupur (Bishnupur, Bankura)Malla Durjan Singha17thBrick structure, terracotta decorated
Durga Dalan in Damodar Chandra complexAmaragarh (Ausgram, Barddhaman)Roy19th earlyBrick temple with triple-arched entrance, renovated and plain
KaliSaktigarh (Barddhaman, Barddhaman)Adhikari17th lateBrick temple, plain, renovated
Two abandoned templesMadhabpasa (Barisal, Barisal)Madhabpasa Raj17thBrick temple with panelled facade
SivaDumra (Dhanbad, Bihar)17thStone temple, plain
Two Siva templesKharagpur (Munghyr, Bihar)17thBrick temples
AbandonedPura (Munsiganj, Dhaka)17thBrick temple with terracotta facade
NarayanaKaichal (Bhanga, Faridpur)17thBrick temple with rich terracotta facade
KaliBatikamari (Muksudpur, Faridpur)18thBrick temple
Chandi MandapSripur (Balagarh, Hugli)Mustafi18thWooden structure with extended porch, intricate woodwork on roof beams, column capitals, brackets, and below cornices
Chandi MandapSripur (Balagarh, Hugli)Mustafi1707Wooden beams, pillars, and frames fully carved with figures
Chandi MandapAtpur (Jangipara, Hugli)Krishnaram Mitra18th lateWood structure on a plinth with intricate woodwork on column capitals, brackets, roof beams, and corninces
GopalbariNaldanga (Kaliganj, Jessore)1722Brick temple with triple-entrance, panelled facade
AbandonedLohagara (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)1749Brick temple with some scattered terracotta lotuses
Temple on Ganesh Chandra AvenueKolkata (Kolkata, Kolkata)19thBrick temple, plain
Kaluray Dharma in MarotalaRampur (Daspur, Medinipur)19th earlyBrick temple, plain
Char Bangla NorthBaranagar (Jiaganj, Murshidabad)Rani Bhabani1760Brick temple with rich terracotta facade
Char Bangla SouthBaranagar (Jiaganj, Murshidabad)Rani Bhabani18thBrick temple, largely plain
Char Bangla WestBaranagar (Jiaganj, Murshidabad)Rani Bhabani18thBrick temple with rich terracotta facade
Char Bangla EastBaranagar (Jiaganj, Murshidabad)Rani Bhabani18thBrick temple with rich incised plaster work
Panchanan SivaBaranagar (Jiaganj, Murshidabad)Rani Bhabani18thBrick temple with terracotta decoration, renovated
SuryesvaraBaghdanga (Kandi, Murshidabad)17thBrick temple with terracotta facade
SivaKishorganj (Kishorganj, Mymensingh)17thBrick temple, plain
Sether BanglaHandial (Taras, Pabna)1779Brick temple with rich terracotta facade
AbandonedHatikumrul (Ullapara, Pabna)18thBrick temple with single arched entrance
AbandonedPanchakotgarh (Nituria, Purulia)18thSmall brick temple, terracotta decoration now mostly fallen
GovindaPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)Puthia Raj18thSmall brick temple with rich terracotta facades on two sides
AbandonedPuthia (Puthia, Rajshahi)Puthia Raj18thBrick temple with flanking charchala temples on each side and rich terracotta facade
AbandonedBardhankuti (Rangpur, Rajshahi)17thBrick temple with triple-arched entrance and terracotta decorated facade
AbandonedBiswanathpur (Biswanathpur, West Dinajpur)18thBrick temple

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