Photographer's Note

Baranagar is a small and simple village of West Bengal, having numerous beautiful temple of terracotta and plaster art. Those temples are Charbangla temple, Jor-bangla, Bhabaniswari temple etc... Due to these shiva temples Baranagar was called as the Varanasi of Murshidabad...
The finest temple of them all is Gangeshwar, also known as Jor-bangla temple. The Jor-Bangla temple was built by Rani Bhavani in the 18 th century, is the finest specimen of Bengal's terracotta temples. The word 'Jor' means Pair. The Jor-bangla Shiva Mandir exhibits Bengal's unique style of surface terracotta art.

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