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Octagonal Temples (49)

Temple Location Patron Date Description
SivaRampur (Patrasayer, Bankura)Goswami19thBrick temple with duplicated chala
SivaAduria (Ausgram, Barddhaman)Roy19th earlyBrick temple, plain
BuddhesvarEral (Ausgram, Barddhaman)Ganguly19th earlyVery tall brick temple, chala roof, plain
SivaTakipur (Ausgram, Barddhaman)Bhattacharya18th lateBrick temple with rich terracotta facade
Kasinatha SivaTakipur (Ausgram, Barddhaman)Sarkar19thBrick Deul with terracotta decoration, vegetal and figural panels
Biswanatha SivaTakipur (Ausgram, Barddhaman)Sarkar19thBrick Deul with terracotta decoration, vegetal and figural panels
Siva in MistriparaBanpas (Bhatar, Barddhaman)1826Brick rekha deul with ridged tower, rich terracotta on all sides
Siva temples near Gopinatha templeNasigram (Bhatar, Barddhaman)19thBrick temples with duplicated chala, largely plain
SivaRamchandrapur (Bhatar, Barddhaman)Mukherjee19thBrick temple with duplicated chala terracotta decoration on three sides
AbandonedRamchandrapur (Bhatar, Barddhaman)Roy18thBrick temple with duplicated chala terracotta decoration on three sides
Radha BallabhMankar (Galsi, Barddhaman)Dikshit19th lateTwo-storeyed domed structure with stucco decoration and large figures on facades
Jora SivaMankar (Galsi, Barddhaman)Dikshit19th lateBrick char-chala structures decorated with zigzag design, otherwise plain
AbandonedDuttapara (Jamalpur, Barddhaman)Ghosh19thBrick ridged rekha deul with terracotta decoration, mainly vegetal
SivaMasagram (Jamalpur, Barddhaman)Chowdhury19th earlyBrick temple with duplicated chala and some terracotta decoration, renovated
Jora SivaPanchra (Jamalpur, Barddhaman)Banerjee19thBrick temple with duplicated chala and slight terracotta decoration
SivaPanagarh (Kanksa, Barddhaman)Dubey19thBrick temple
Sankara SivaSribati (Katwa, Barddhaman)Chandra1836Brick temple with ridged rekha tower, rich terracotta on three sides
MahasivaSitahati (Ketugram, Barddhaman)Bhattacharya1760Large brick ridged rekha deul, rich terracotta
AbandonedBijira (Memari, Barddhaman)Ghosh18th earlyBrick temple with ridged rekha tower, terracotta decoration
Hara GouriJabui (Memari, Barddhaman)Chatterjee1726Brick temple with duplicated chala, terracotta decorated with vegetal and figural motifs, renovated
SivaUntia (Memari, Barddhaman)Chowdhury18th lateBrick temple with terracotta decoration, mainly vegetal motifs
Siva temple in LalbazarSupur (Bolpur, Birbhum)19thBrick ridged rekha deul with rich terracotta decoration on all sides
Chandranatha Siva near Gobinda SayerHetampur (Dubrajpur, Birbhum)Raja Krishnachandra1847Brick temple with rich terracotta on three sides and nine turrets
Gouranga in HattalaIlambazar (Ilambazar, Birbhum)19thBrick rekha deul with rich terracotta on all sides, incomplete roof covered by tin sheets
GuhyakalikaAkalipur (Nalhati, Birbhum)Raja Nandakumar18thBrick temple with three basalt framed entrances
JagannathaComilla (Comilla, Comilla)18thBrick temple with plasterwork decoration
AbandonedChapra (Chapra, Dinajpur)18thBrick Ridged Rekha Deul
DeulMathurapur (Madhuakhali, Faridpur)17thBrick Ridged Rekha Deul with rich terracotta on all sides
GroupedSahaganj-Khamarpara (Chunchura, Hugli)Nandi1864Eight Siva temples, two atchala, and six octagonal with domed roofs, and a rasmancha also octagonal
Jagadishwara SivaAla (Dhaniakhali, Hugli)Laha18th lateBrick temple with ridged rekha tower
Siva temple in Mukherjee RoadBansberia (Mogra, Hugli)Bardhaman Raj1859Brick temple with domed superstructure
SivaRasulpur (Pursura, Hugli)19thBrick at-chala temple with slight terracotta decoration
Rasmancha of Harekrishna templeMuhammadpur (Jessore, Jessore)Majumdar18th earlyBrick char-chala structure with terracotta on three sides, fallen
Lakshmi NarayanaMuhammadpur (Jessore, Jessore)1704Brick double storied temple, plain
GanesaNaldanga (Kaliganj, Jessore)1680Large brick temple with chala superstructure and rich terracotta on five sides
SivaNaldanga (Kaliganj, Jessore)19thBrick char-chala temple with terracotta facade and stucco decoration
Taranatha SivaNaldanga (Kaliganj, Jessore)19thBrick char-chala temple, plain
SivaSalnagar (Lakshmipasa, Jessore)19thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome
Radhagovinda in BhuiyanparaKashiganj (Chandrakona, Medinipur)Chakraborty19th earlyBrick octagonal structure with amalaka finial
BhavanisvaraBaranagar (Jiaganj, Murshidabad)Rani Bhabani1755Large brick temple with verandah on all sides and inverted lotus dome, rich stucco decoration
Siva temples near GopalaBaranagar (Jiaganj, Murshidabad)Rani Bhabani18thBrick temple with ek bangla porch and incised plasterwork
Siva temples in BabubazarJangipur (Raghunathganj, Murshidabad)Rani Bhabani19thBrick temples with inverted lotus dome and panelled niches
RajarajesvaraSibnibas (Krishnaganj, Nadia)Krishnachandra Ray1754Brick temple with chala spire, plain
SivaTaras (Pabna, Pabna)Nandi19thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome, stucco on decoration on all sides
SivaHatikumrul (Ullapara, Pabna)18thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome
SivaNator (Nator, Rajshahi)Rani Bhabani18thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome, slight stucco decoration
SivaDimla (Rangpur, Rangpur)18thBrick temple with inverted lotus dome
KaliDimla (Rangpur, Rangpur)18thLarge octagonal temple with verandah all around and inverted lotus dome
MathAloa (Tangail, Tangail)18thBrick temple, smooth and spired

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