garbhagriha, a modest structure, contains a large Bana-Linga, which is embedded in the
centre of a large flat stone (vedi), on which is carved a number of Siva Lingas. The
middle portion of the temple outside contains a number of niches to house some graceful
and exquisitely beautiful sculptures. Subsidiary shrines dedicated to Ganesha, Surya,
Durga and Vishnu surround the main temple on all the four sides.
Every shrine has a separate portico attached to it. The smaller or
subsidiary shrines resemble the main shrine in all the architectural details. The temple
has two classes of Thakurs, the Barthakurs and the Patrathakurs. Normally, the Barthakurs
worship the deity, but at times of asauch when they are rendered unclean for religious
purposes, the Patrathakur worships the deity.
The temple at one time possessed a vast landed property and
engaged in its service a large number of Brahmanas, Sudras, musicians, female dancers,
potters, etc. But the Burmese invasion in the 19th century upset everything and what
remains at present is no more than a few acres of land. **
** J.A.R.S., Vol.VIII, No.I; pp.12-13.