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Radha Govinda Temple

Built in 1768, Radha Govinda Temple at Atapura is a replica of the Brindavan Chandra Temple of Guptipara. Atapura is 60 km north-west of Kolkata. The temple was built in 1708 by the then diwan of princely state of Burdwan, Krishna Ram Mitra. The entrance of the temple faces the square structure. The hipped-roofed mandap and the ceiling, which is shaped like the hull of a ship, are decorated with terracotta figures. Sculptures denoting various stories from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana can be seen on the front wall and the side walls. The Dol-Mancha and Chandi Mandap adjacent to the main temple are also beautifully crafted.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kolkata
Location: Atapura    


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