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Hello friends,

I captured this beautiful temple(Hanseswari) in the 3rd week of July, 2009. It was a casual visit and not far from my house. The sky was very clear and helped me to get a beautiful background.

Hanseswari temple is a Hindu Temple of goddess Kali in the town of Banshberia at Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal. It has a distinctive architecture different from the usual pattern present in this area, consisting 13 minars or Ratnas, each built as a blooming lotus bud. The inner structure of the building resembles human anatomy. It was started by Raja Nrisingha Deb Mahasay and later completed by his widow wife Rani Sankari. The word “Hong” is pronounced at the time of breathing out whereas the word “S-a-a” is uttered at the time of breathing in. “Hong” manifests “Shiva” and “S-a-a” represents “Mother Shakti”

The temple is now taken over as a heritage site by the Archaeological Survey of India.

with best wishes to all.

swapankumarroy

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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 269 W: 0 N: 437] (2097)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-07-19
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 1:41
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