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About the Temples of Bengal
Temples of Bengal


Very simply described, the temple architecture of Bengal, most commonly resembles that of the mud plastered thatched huts dotting the landscape of the region which may have one, two, four or eight layers of slanting rounded roofs. Thus we have the Do Chala, Char Chala or the At Chala temples.

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Jor Bangla temples are two roofs of huts adjoining each other. Simple yet elegant, these mud baked brick temples, also have sculpted images on the mud walls and on the mud bricks. Examples include the Jor Bangla temple and  the Madan Mohan temple at Bistupur and the Shree Dhar temple at Sonamukhi in Bankura district. Images from the story of Krishna are seen on the pillars and walls of the Jor Bangla temple at Bistupur. Several different types of temples, some heavily ornamented - are seen in the district of Bankura.

Temples near the boder of the state with Orissa,   show a distinct influence of the temple culture of Orissa both in architecture and in tradition.