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    detail of Kantajir temple.
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    by aminul_h Written Jul 24, 2004

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    All foriegner who live long in Bangladesh Pays visit here. This Mughal era temple is very interesting. Whole body is covered by terracota tiles. each one is unique. Depicting story from Hindu Mythology (Mahabharata, Ramayan) and few tiles about Mughal emperor Akbar the great.

    detail of Kantajir temple.
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  • AhmedS30's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Kantojiu Temple/Kantajir Mandir (Bengali: কান্তজীউ মন্দির) at Kantanagar, is a late-medieval Hindu temple in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Built by Maharaja Pran Nath, its construction started in 1702 CE and ended in 1752 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.The temple was built in a navaratna (nine-spired) style before the destruction caused by the earthquake of 1897.

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