Kantajew Temple, Dinajpur

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  • Historical Holy place for Hindu Religion. Must visit place for those who are traveling to Dinajpur. The department of Archaeology has been performing the necessary conservation and restoration works o...  more »
  • It is a magnificent emblem of medieval era. It was built in late 18th century. 'Maharaja Pran Nath' started the construction works and it was ended in the reign of his son 'Raja Ramnath'. 'Kanta' is c...  more »
  • Kantanagar Temple, commonly known as Kantaji Temple or Kantajew Temple at Kantanagar,is a late-medieval Hindu temple in Dinajpur,Bangladesh. The Kantajew Temple is one of the most magnificent religiou...  more »
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  • if you want to relive some mythological moments this place is a must visit. you wont regret here. you will surely feel lost in the terracotta of Ramayana era and their stories told by the walls in this temple. you must visit this place in the fair times which is in november and this place is really good for taking photos.
  • Famous Ancient Divine Kantajeu Temple Of Bangladesh. This Place Is World Heritage Site.
  • It's beautiful.simply beautiful. The work on the wall was marvelous.
  • Historical Holy place for Hindu Religion. Must visit place for those who are traveling to Dinajpur. The department of Archaeology has been performing the necessary conservation and restoration works of Kantajew Temple since it was declared a protected monument by the Government in 1960. This is a UNESCO world heritage site. Excellent terracotta work, I am just amazed. In the temple each terracotta tiles are different than others. The whole work is a story on the surface wall of the temple. Built in 1704-1752 A.D. by Maharaja Pran Nath, and his adopted son Ram Nath, it is the country’s finest example of brick and terracotta style. Its most remarkable feature, typical of late Mughal-era temples, is its superb surface decoration, with infinite panels of sculpted terracotta tiles. Kantajew Temple originally featured nine spires typical of the Nava-Ratna architectural style, but the earthquake of 1897 destroyed the spires and they were never reconstructed. Nevertheless, the temple remains an architecture marvel featuring some of the best examples of terracotta adornment to be found in Bangladesh.
  • Kantaji Temple, also known as the Kantanagar Temple, is located in the graceful heart of gorgeous countryside of Dinajpur. This is a stunning block of religious artwork, and is surely one of the most impressive Hindu monuments in Bangladesh. Built in 1704-1752 A.D. by Maharaja Pran Nath, and his adopted son Ram Nath, it is the country’s finest example of brick and terracotta style. Its most remarkable feature, typical of late Mughal-era temples, is its superb surface decoration, with infinite panels of sculpted terracotta plaques. This 15-sq-meter, three-story edifice was originally crowned with nine ornamental two-story towers, which collapsed during the great earthquake of 1897 and were never replaced. The temple is built on a high platform. This is a Nava-ratna temple. The roof of the ground floor and first floor each contains four sikharas or ratnas at their corners while the roof of second floor in its middle contains the ruins of the central sikhara. The entire outer surface of the temple is exquisitely established with terracotta plaques which depict flora and fauna, geometric motifs, mythological scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and the contemporary social scenes and favorite pastime. The idol of Kantaji is kept in the vagarious of the temple in its ground floor. The department of Archaeology has been performing the necessary conservation and restoration works of Kantaji Temple since it was declared a protected monument by the Government in 1960. This is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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