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Temples & Legends of Bengal
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RAM KRISHNA MISSION TEMPLES

The main shrine here is separate and independent beyond the long row of pillars and forms a structure by itself, an important one. The pradaksinavithi or the circumambulatory passage around the central shrine is equally attractive. The central shrine is 112 feet high and
surmounted by a beautiful dome, and all the pavilions and domes surrounding it give a picturesque effect to the whole edifice. The small Ardhamantapa that connects the main shrine and the long hall brings in a flood of light from both sides and reminds us of similar structures in
early Chola monuments, with the entrance from the sides leading to the central shrine.

Following the traditions of representing the Dikpalas and the Navagrahas all around the central shrine as in Orissa temples, a very common sight in Bhuvaneswar and Konark, such decoration has been introduced here, and all the planets are depicted and may be seen beyond the pradaksinavithi.When one climbs up the topmost story at the entrance and from the central pavilion there sees the vimana groups of the central shrine, one cannot fail to be impressed by the artistic effect this produces against the sky and the river flowing in the vicinity. The central dome, rising higher than the rest, and the four domes at the four corners, with a pavilion having curvilinear roof in between each pair of domes, together form a charming cluster of towers so characteristic of temples in Bengal". XIII


XIII. "Shri Ramakrishna temple of the Belur Math" by C. Sivaramamurti, "Prabuddha Bharata" (January 1953). Shri Murti was sent to Indonesia by the Government of India as an expert to inspect the famous Barabadour temple there.

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