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Temples & Legends of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
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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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EKTESVARA

In the restoration, the outline of the tower and the general appearance of the temple before its dilapidation appear to have been entirely ignored, and a new design adopted.  After this, repairs on a small scale were carried out, of which traces are to be seen in various patchy portions of
brick and mortar. Lastly, a series of brick arches were added in front of the temple.

The object of worship inside is a lingam, which is said to have thrust itself up through the ground. Several pieces of sculpture, both broken and sound, and almost all Brahmanical, lie in groups on platforms outside, none of any special interest and none inscribed."3

The temple looks like a massive and very solid pillar. This particular feature for a temple is absolutely exclusive at Ektesvara. The Ektesvara temple is not of the type of what is known as Bangla mandir. It is clear specimen of "Rekha- deul" but without the Sikara. Another remarkable feature is that the walls are completely denuded of any carvings excepting depictions of small temples.


3 Report of a tour through the Bengal Provinces; Beglar; A.S.I. Report 1872-73, Vol. VIII.

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