|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
Kantanagar Temple, commonly known as Kantaji Temple or Kantajew Temple (Bengali: কান্তজীউ মন্দির) at Kantanagar, is a late-medieval Hindu temple in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. The Kantajew Temple is one of the most magnificent religious edifices belonging to the 18th century. The temple belongs to the popular Hindu Kanta or Krishna and this is most popular with the Radha-Krishna cult (assemble of memorable love) in Bengal. This beautiful temple is dedicated to Krishna and his wife Rukmini. Built by Maharaja Pran Nath, its construction started in 1704 CE and ended in the reign of his son Raja Ramnath in 1722 CE. It boasts one of the greatest examples on terracotta architecture in Bangladesh and once had nine spires, but all were destroyed in an earthquake that took place in 1897.
विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर ने लेख किया है ... कांतनगर (AS, p.158): बंगाल राज्य के दीनाज़पुर ज़िले में 1704-22 ई. में निर्मित कांत का मंदिर उल्लेखनीय है. यह मंदिर गौड की मध्ययुगीन (14वीं-15वीं शती) वस्तु शैली में बना हुआ है.
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