Some of you must have read my earlier photo blog on the terracotta temples of Kalna and know that I had a half day ride under light rain. Well, as soon as you enter the temple complex at Kalna you'll come across the Pratapeswar Temple standing at your very left. Raised on a high podium Pratapeswar Temple is a good specimen of the 19th century Rekha Deul with curvilinear sikhara and single arched entrance. 'Rekha Deul' is an Orissan terminology where 'Rekha' means straight line and the term implies a tall building with a shape of a sugar loaf, covering the sanctum sanctorum (example- the Sikhara of the Jagannath Temple in Puri). Like its neighbors this temple is richly ornamented with terracotta art too. A roofless brick-built Rasmancha stands nearby which is illuminated in the evening to charm visitors. Do not forget to visit back while I return with photos of other terracotta temples of Kalna.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Terracotta temples of Kalna - Pratapeswar Temple
Labels: Archaeological survey of India, Architecture, Art, Bardhaman, Kalna, Monument, Monument photography, Temple, Terracotta
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