Kantajew Temple

Local nameKantanagar Temple
LocationKaharole, Bangladesh

Kantanagar Temple, commonly known as Kantaji Temple or Kantajew Temple 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 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 in 1722 CE. 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.

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Photograph of Kantaji… @ Ravenshaw, John Henry

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kantajew_Temple

Address Bangladesh

Coordinates 25°47'25.468" N 88°40'0.274" E

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