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Kantajew Temple

The temple belongs to the popular Hindu Kanta or Krishna and this is most popular with the Radha-Krishna cult defines as an assemble of memorable love in Bengal.

Built by Maharaja Pran Nath, its construction started in 1704 CE, it boasts one of the greatest examples on terracotta architecture in Bangladesh. This pyramidal temple rose in three receding terraces and was crowned with nine ornamental spires on the corner of the three terraces which imparted to it an appearance of a huge ratha or an ornate chariot resting on a high plinth. It is provided with arched openings on all four sides in order to enable devotees to see the deity enshrined inside from all directions.

The small derelict single spired temple, now overgrown with rank vegetation, stands about one hundred yards north of the main temple beyond the pilgrim shed.The Terracotta Decoration is available inch of its wall surface from the base to the crest of its three stories, both inside and out, pulsates with an amazing profusion of figured and floral art in unbroken succession.



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