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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

These depictions give us a glimpse of the social life of Bengal two hundred and fifty years back.  If the mud-artists had a sense of worship when they engraved the Radha-Krishna or Ramayana episodes, they had the touch of realism, humor and human approach when they made engravers of this type.

The outer-walls have also the sculpture of various other religious, semi-religious and mundane matters and the crowds of gods and morals re-enact before us till today various phases of Hindu religion, current institutions and events, social or political.  There is a six-armed Lord Krishna in a dancing posture. 

The facial expression, the gentle and charming poise of the whole figure, the engaging smile, the web of romantic illusion emanating from the figure will captivate any one.  It is, on the whole, a dignified masterpiece of ornamental as well as functional architecture.  On the northern wall there is Raslila depicted--the dancing girls in a circle show an unfettered abandon in the height of rapture. 

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