Near Azimganj is the fascinating Baranagar temple complex built by Rani Bhabani (1714 – 1793),the Zamindar of Natore. The brick-built temples are considered to be amongst the best examples of Bengal Terracotta art. The Baranagar Temple complex is chiefly the creation of Rani Bhabani of Natore. The Bhabaniswara, CharBangla, Jod-Bangla and Rajrajeshwari are the main temples.
some information about this Char bangla temple :
In this frame you can see the famous Char-bangla temple (4 temples). These four temples enclosing a small courtyard, were built by Rani Bhavani of Natore. Each temple has a 3-arched openings and 3 shivalingas. Richly decorated faceds illustrated the best in the ornamental brickwork of Bengal. The eastern temple is ornamented with delicate plaster work. The decorative themes which vary, are drawn mainly from the Hindu epics and puranas.
I like the soft light of morning on this brick built temple with marvellous terracotta art. Now I am sharing it with you. Hope you'll like it.
I POSTED ANOTHER TWO PHOTOS OF THIS TEMPLE HERE IN TE. You can SEE THOSE HERE AND HERE
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Angshu (56738) 2011-04-24 1:42
A beautiful small temple which epitomises our terracotta art! Thanks to the link to your earlier posts which provide details of the art. This distant POV is nice & I like the light & shadow effect on the temple wall. Shundor chhobi!
Didi (59634) 2011-04-24 1:59
Nice lights on the subject; your POV is good to appreciate the architecture volume.
snunney (92440) 2011-04-24 2:37
A great composition featuring this lovely temple. The image is well framed and the architectural detail is beautifully rendered. The lovely warm tones of the stonework captured in the soft early morning light are quite delightful.
papagolf21 (93058) 2011-04-24 3:29
Bonjour, mon ami Subhendu,
Fascination de découvrir ce temple ! la beauté est remarquable. Je suis toujours aussi admiratif devant le travail de sculptures exécuté par les artisans de l'époque.
L'image est de toute beauté.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-04-24 4:16
Hi Subhendu, Great photo of this super Temple, I like its colours how it blends in with the area,Cheers Iain.
janusz2054 (2) 2011-04-24 4:47
A very impressive temple, a historic place with nice composition and colors. Great job!
peppe59 (14551) 2011-04-24 8:28
very interesting photos, as always, very good light and quality.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-24 10:28
The godd managment of the morning's slight give this beautiful view rich in contrast well collected. Very efficience framing too which show well the details of the religious architectur.
saxo042 (37730) 2011-04-24 11:23
Interesting temple! A photo with good colours and a balanced view. An interesting note to accompany the capture too!
Charo (51210) 2011-04-24 15:34
This small temple has a very different architecture to which I had occasion to see on my journey.
Very beautiful and artistic wood carving on the façade.
Excellent colors and details.
shevchenko (19032) 2011-04-24 21:14
What a beautiful old temple that have an unique roof top, it is just artistic completed in a lots of carvings on the walls, fantastic color and lighting, tidy shot, distinct image, well done.
pablominto (53746) 2011-04-24 23:19
This is indeed an amazing piece of architecture, with the abundance of decoration details!
The point of view works well to show the building, and the terracotta brownish contrasts well with the fresh green surroundings...
A well framed scene, good details!
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-04-24 23:22
Wonderful morning light in this great picture of this Char bangla temple
Beautiful colors and contrast
HHave a nice week
Atousa (7131) 2011-04-25 5:35
This is a beautiful temple with delicate details.. the colors of your shot are great n you managed the light very well.. tfs
Best wishes, Atousa
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-04-25 10:00
What a charming temple surrounded by greenery.Nice architectural details. Very nicely framed. Your note is very informative.
danos (92502) 2011-04-25 11:02
nice the view of the Charbangla temple with its specific architectural style to be the eye catcher of the image.I like the terracotta art symbols on it as the warm morning light that fall on it.
fabianoleite (10262) 2011-04-25 18:46
Very interesting and peculiar temple, I lik ethe style and the shapes and details of it. Good work, congratulations!
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-04-26 5:12
Ola Subhendu ,
Bonito os detalhes de arquitectura deste templo , gostei muito da luz ao nascer do dia , bom uso da foto na vertical , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
resat1972 (7492) 2011-04-26 11:06
very nice place
landscape is also a great
a beautiful and unique building
paura (47186) 2011-04-26 13:43
Lovely architecture, lovelu lighting, excellent sharpness,excellent photo job. well done, friend.
nikkitta (17064) 2011-04-26 19:59
Good idea to link to your post in TE, the details are fine and very interesting
I have been in India 2 times but never see that kind of artistic work with bricks, wooden and the covered roof
The goodness represented is Ganesh ?or so It seems
The light of the morning helps to emphasized the contrast
Well done TFS
JCG (35129) 2011-05-07 10:49
A beautiful morning light gives much relief to the ancestral temple. I like this frame on your subject, the balance with the environment is perfect I think. A good and interesting photograph, thank you Subhendu.
With all my friendships and a great weekend,
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25991)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-07
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
- Exposure: f/4.9
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): TEMPLES OF MURSHIDABAD [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-24 1:24