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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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PREFACE

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The very fine ornamentation on the clay walls and pillars of the Jor-Bangla temple at Bistupur wins the  admiration of every one who has seen it. Various Pauranik scenes and phases of Krishna Lila have been wonderfully reproduced on the walls and pillars. Terra cota art had attained a very high incidence of excellence. There has also been the use of laterite stones in building some temples and the temple of Gokul Chand at Saldah village in Bankura. district is a unique specimen.

This temple is of Pancha ratna type and  has five turrets. Although almost dilapidated and in the midst of snake - infested bushes and jungles, the temple is well worth a visit to appreciate the  high  skill in paneling work. Some of the Rekha deul temples showing a clear impact of Orissa type of temples are also fine specimens of sculpture. Bengal potters and stone masons are well known for their delicate execution of image work. There is no reason to think that the images and particularly the old ones were ever imported. Some of the temples in Bankura district amply prove that the masons could execute absolutely different types of temples.

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