Madangopal Jiu Temple

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Madangopal Jiu Temple
The temple in its early days.
The temple in its early days.
Madangopal Jiu Temple is located in West Bengal
Madangopal Jiu Temple
Madangopal Jiu Temple
Location in West Bengal
Name
Other names Gopaler Mondir
(গোপালের মন্দির)
Proper name Madangopal Jiu Temple
Devanagari मदनगोपाल जीऊ मंदिर
Sanskrit transliteration Madanagōpala jī'ū Mandira
Bengali মদনমোহন জীউ মন্দির
Geography
Coordinates 22°28′00″N 87°54′21″E / 22.4668°N 87.9057°E / 22.4668; 87.9057Coordinates: 22°28′00″N 87°54′21″E / 22.4668°N 87.9057°E / 22.4668; 87.9057
Country India
State West Bengal
Locale Mellock
Culture
Primary deity Radha and Madangopala
Important festivals Janmastami and Holi
Architecture
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.

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