Madangopal Jiu Temple
|Madangopal Jiu Temple|
The temple in its early days.
|Other names||Gopaler Mondir
|Proper name||Madangopal Jiu Temple|
|Devanagari||मदनगोपाल जीऊ मंदिर|
|Sanskrit transliteration||Madanagōpala jī'ū Mandira|
|Bengali||মদনমোহন জীউ মন্দির|
|Primary deity||Radha and Madangopala|
|Important festivals||Janmastami and Holi|
|Number of temples||1|
|Number of monuments||1|
|History and governance|
|Date built||17th Century AD|
Madangopal Jiu Temple (Bengali: মদনগোপাল জীউ মন্দির ) is a temple in the village of Mellock, near Samta, in the Indian state of West Bengal. The temple is locally known as Gopaler Mondir, which literally means the temple of Gopala, that is, Krishna.
The temple is a terracotta ornamented aatchala (roof with 8 slopes) temple of Radha and Madangopal and was built in the 17th century AD by Mukundaprasad Roychoudhury, a descent of the Roychowdhury Zamindars of Mellock. Then the Rupnarayan River used to flow not far away from the temple, but over the time it changed its course and has now moved further away.
The ornamented temple at Samta.