Kantnagar Temple, commonly known as Kantji Temple or Kantajew Temple in Kantnagar, is a medieval Hindu temple in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. The Kantajeu Temple is a magnificent 18th-century religious shrine.
The temple belongs to the popular Hindu Kant or Krishna and is most popular in Bengal by the Radha-Krishna culture (memorable gathering of love). This beautiful temple is dedicated to Krishna and his wife Rukmini.
Built by Maharaja Pran Nath, its construction began in 1707 AD and ended during the reign of his son Raja Ramnath. It is one of the finest examples of terracotta architecture in Bangladesh and once had nine Spiers, but was destroyed in an earthquake in 1897.
ArchitectureOf Kantajew Temple
The temple was built in the Navaratna (nine-spired) style before it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1897. Characteristic features of the installation are quadrangular and wide multi-square arches, the plastered surface of the wall is very rectangular and square paneling, the central archway predominates and the central arch slightly enlarged and placed on a projecting front to the outside, the front sidebars.
The archway is half-dome After opening at the bottom of the jugs, the Persian mukarans work in piles inside the half-domes on the entrance arches and mihirab niches, outlining the bulbs of the domes in the built neck, the domes of the octagonal drums with lotus and jug finishes, the domes, Moved to the top Rar round dulaguli to create episodes.
How to GO?
You can take a train or bus from Dhaka to Dinajpur. Arriving, get on a bus towards Takurgaon and let them know that you will go to Kantajew Temple. They will drop you off at the nearest bus station to the temple.
Take the rickshaw or autorickshaw to the temple from the bus station. If you are coming from Rangpur, get on a bus towards Dinajpur and get to the Dosmail stop. From there, take a shared CNG to the nearest bust station of the Kantaji Temple, then take another CNG or rickshaw to reach the temple.