Comilla Jagannath Temple

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A sketch of The Jagannath temple in 1843

Comilla Jagannath Temple, also known as Sateroratna Mandir or seventeen-jewel temple,[1] is located in Comilla, Bangladesh. It is dedicated to the Hindu God Jagannath. It dates back to the 16th century, and was built by Sree Sreejoktou Moharaja Rada Kishor Manikuo Bahadur, who was the king of Tripura. The deities of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra were originally installed in a temple in Tripura from where they were subsequently shifted to this temple.

Jagannath Temple is one of the oldest temples of Comilla district. It is located two km south-east from Comilla town.[1] The terracotta brick work of the temple is in the typical Bengal style of temple architecture.[citation needed] The seventeen jewels are the towers that originally crowned the structure but have been damaged: eight on the first floor, eight on the second, and one more in the centre.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Mokammal H Bhuiyan (2012), "Satero-ratna Temple", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 

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Coordinates: 23°27′43″N 91°12′37″E / 23.46194°N 91.21028°E / 23.46194; 91.21028