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Kalachand Temple, at Bishnupur, Bankura

Ek-ratna ("one tower"), is a style of temple architecture that arose in Bengal. The base structure is similar to the four-sided char-chala temple style, but the roof is quite different, flat with a tower in the centre.[1] It is the simplest style of ratna temple, which is elaborated in the pancharatna ("five towers") and navaratna ("nine towers") styles.[1]


  1. ^ a b Amit Guha, Classification of Terracotta Temples, retrieved 20 January 2016