Kantajew Temple, Dinajpur

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  • One of the oldest temple in Bangladesh . Where a you can find terracotta work. This is a rare work now a days . Every year there are a festival happen .Its a best time to visit. Easy to go anywhere fo...  more »
  • The temple is one hour distance from the Dinajpur Town. This terracotta temple is world heritage site.  more »
  • Kantajir or Kantanagar Temple is perhaps the best example of the Bengal terracotta temple. Astonishing work in terra-cotta depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Not to be missed.  more »
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  • Very ancient Hindu temple in Bangladesh. It's well to many people in Bangladesh for its fame!! Nice place!! I have Visited this place two years ago but I want to visit there again..
  • It is a very peaceful place for refreshing mind.I am to much pleased after seeing its beauty. It is one of the best historical places to me from now.......
  • One of the oldest and amazing temple in Northern side. Transport facility is good with nearest town.
  • Kantanagar Temple, commonly known as Kantaji Temple or Kantajew Temple (Bengali: কান্তজীউ মন্দির) at Kantanagar, is a late-medieval Hindu temple in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. The Kantajew Temple is one of the most magnificent religious edifices belonging to the 18th century. The temple belongs to the popular Hindu Kanta or Krishna and this is most popular with the Radha-Krishna cult (assemble of memorable love) in Bengal. This beautiful temple is dedicated to Krishna and his wife Rukmini. Built by Maharaja Pran Nath, its construction started in 1704 CE and ended in the reign of his son Raja Ramnath 1722 CE,during the reign of his son Maharaja Ramnath. It boasts one of the greatest examples on terracotta architecture in Bangladesh and once had nine spires, but all were destroyed in an earthquake that took place in 1897.
  • Must visit place in Dinajpur . Beautiful terracotta work in everywhere in the Temple . Built in 1752 by Pran Nath, a renowned maharaja from Dinajpur, it is the country’s finest example of brick and terracotta style temple architecture. Its most remarkable feature, typical of mid-18th-century Hindu temples, is its superb surface decoration, with infinite panels of sculpted terracotta plaques depicting both figurative and floral motifs. The 15-sq-m, three-storey edifice was originally crowned with nine ornamental two-storey towers, which collapsed during the great earthquake of 1897 and were never replaced. The building sits in a courtyard surrounded by offices and pilgrims’ quarters, all protected by a stout wall. Visitors can no longer go inside the inner sanctum of the temple, which houses a Krishna shrine, but the intricate detail of its exterior will keep you engaged.
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