Monday, October 31, 2011

SHIVA TEMPLE AT PUTHIA, PUTHIA TEMPLE, LARGE SHIVA TEMPLE PUTHIA

The Shiva Temple
RAJSHAHI


The Shiva Tempel was built in the 19th century by then queen of Puthia. The temple, as the name suggests, is dedicated to the Hindu god known as Shiva.

Shiva temple

Today, it stands as the largest temple of Shiva in Bangladesh. The Shiva Temple shows some features of Jaipur architecture. It also houses one of the largest black basalt Shiva Linga in the country.


Left-hand side to enter the market of putiya, Large Shiva Temple is located on the south. The main gate is located on the south side of the temple.

The Shiva Linga at the Shiva temple

There are Four corners in the four side and a central peak (stone temple) in the middle. The central peak is about twenty meters high. This temple(Shiva temple puthiya) is a significant achievement in the temples of puthiyaya.


During the War of Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, the temple was severely damaged due to fighting.The temple is now a protected monument.


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