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Temples & Legends of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
The Kalighat Temple of Calcutta Ram Krishna Mission Temples
The Temples in Burdwan The Temples in Hooghly
The Temples in Twenty four Parganas The Temples in Midnapore
The Temples in Birbhum Ektesvara - Siva Temple
The Temples In Bankura Jain Temples In Purulia
Kapilmuni Temple at Sagar Island A Chinese Temple
The Tibetan Temple At Bhotbagan Kiriteswari   Temple
Bhattamati Temple  
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BHATTAMATI TEMPLE

The two panels facing each other at the bottom of the front wall show the same superb execution on the part of the artists in giving life to mundane matters. On one side the panel shows the Nawab's soldiers all arrayed and on the other the British soldiers with their helmets, kit-bags etc, and on the march for a fight. The shifting political scenes in Bengal in the eighteenth century give the theme to the artists and they have done a wonderful job.The soldiers on either side show gravity, enthusiasm and alertness.

The artists have been equally successful in depicting other types of social and domestic scenes.  These are on the
walls above the doors.  Some of the sculptured figures show a Guru followed by his disciples, intimate love-making
between the king and the queen,musicians playing mridanaga and sehnai, girls engaged in dancing and the Nawab
indulging in smoking tobacco, the half- inclined Nawab with his satellites, marriage under the bridal canopy with a number of girls participating in the revelry etc. 

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