Do-Chala Chhota Ahnik Mandir

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Do-Chala Chhota Ahnik Mandir is a Hindu temple of the Puthia Temple Complex in Puthia Upazila, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. The temple faces east, in close proximity to the north-west corner of the residence of Maharani Hemanta Kumari. Believed to date to the 1790s-1800s period, it has a rectangular ground plan, with triple archways in the east and south. The east and south facades are "highly decorated with terracotta plaques depicting Radha-Krishna-Balram legends, the episode of Ramayana and floral motifs like the Bara Govinda Mandir. The roof cover is of do-chala type (similar to the mud plastered houses in Bengal with layers of slanting rounded roofs) with curved cornice.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Alam, Mahmamuda, Puthia temple complex: Developing tourism through architecture (PDF), BRAC University, p. 27, retrieved 11 May 2015
  2. ^ "Puthia Rajbari". Do-Chala Chhota Ahnik Mandir. Rajshahi University Web Page. Retrieved 12 May 2015.