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Temples & Legends of Bengal
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BHATTAMATI TEMPLE

In the Muslim times the temple-types in Bengal were mainly of five categories: Rekhadeul, Bangla mandir, Octagonal temples with turrets and Ratna mandir. This Saiva temple at village Bhattamati is a Pancha Ratna temple with five turrets, the one at the center being much larger in size.  The structure is on a square base and each of the Ratnas or turrets are in symmetry with the main structure of the temple.

The execution is orthodox in style, well proportioned and each of the sidewalls has a series of sculptured panels.  The architects have a very clear conception of their objective and have shown a remarkable execution of the concepts they have to express.  The outer portions of the four walls have a very rich ornamentation but the front of the temple has an exuberance of it.

There are a large number of sculptured panels on all the sides.  The ideas that have been given life in the workmanship on the panel are based not only on religious traditions and legends but also on current social life, political disputes, and trends in administration.The destructive strife that had just started both upsetting the social and political world of Bengal came to be a theme of these artists. 

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