Kantajew Temple, Dinajpur

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Kantanagar Temple, commonly known as Kantaji Temple or Kantajew Temple (Bengali: কান্তজীর মন্দির) 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 (assemble of memorable love) 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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  • I have seen many ancient buildings and have always been mesmerized with their architectural and scenic beauty but Kantajew Temple really blew my mind away. This piece of ancient architecture is...  more »
  • This temple is made of hand crafted terracotta tiles. These tiles tell the story of the Hindu lord Krishna. If one is present during sunset the ambience of the place will take your breathe away.  more »
  • Amazing creation of human being. The attention given to details carving of idols and images on the wall of temple is mind blowing. I liked this place. I suggest the local government to take a good care of it and make it a lucrative tourist site in Bangladesh.
  • Beautiful and one of the best terracotta nine petal Temple..Must visit, easy to go from দশ মাইল (16 km from Dinajpur) roundabout.

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