Sunday, July 19, 2015

Terracotta temples of Kalna - Krishna Chandraji Temple

Terracotta temples of Kalna - Krishna Chandraji Temple
After visiting the Paratapeswar Temple and Lalji Temple, I concluded my Kalna trip with the Krishna Chandraji Temple which was built in 1751-55 AD. The deteriorating monsoon sky coupled with falling daylight conspired to fetch me some dull shots of this otherwise rich terracotta temple, but, one can certainly get an idea of how it really is even from these underexposed photos. Krishna Chandraji Temple shares the Panchabimsati-ratna architectural style of the Lalji Temple. This magnificent brick-built temple has an elongated chala type verandah in front, having three arched entrances and furnished with terracotta plaques. Facades of this temple are also embellished with terracotta plaques. You'll find few hundred pigeons occupying its top and thankfully they don't shit on your head (at least I was lucky)! The moment I was finished with terracotta temples it started drizzling. 108 Shiva Temples, located on the opposite side of this temple complex remained unexplored, and unwillingly, I called it a day with a plate of fresh 'papdi-chaat'. If you're a temple lover or photography enthusiast, do give a visit to Kalna when the weather is pleasant and you'll love the old charm of this temple town.
Terracotta temples of Kalna - Krishna Chandraji Temple

9 comments:

  1. Are there really 108 shiva temples opp Kalna temples? It is unbelievable Anunoy. I have always wondered how it would be to live in those times when the temples were at the peak of glory. :-)

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    1. I understand your obsession with Shiva :-P
      Keep visiting this gareeb's space :-))

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  2. Nice photo. You could also mention the state in which this Temple is located. Gujarat?

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Oh sorry buddy, actually it's the third post of the series... so, didn't repeat the location. Town is Kalna, district- Bardhaman, State- West Bengal :-)

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  4. Loved the second pic.
    :)
    And did you mention papdi chaat? Now how to stop the mouth watering?

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    1. Thankoooz Manogna... and I'm glad to have dragged you to a mouth-watering situation :-P

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