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Radhakanto Mandir
Location : North of Bhabatarini Mandir, Dakshineshwar

Radhakrishna is worshipped at the Radhakanto Mandir (temple) at the premises of Bhabatarini Mandir, Dakshineshwar. It was also constructed by Macintosh and Burn Ltd and was inaugurated on the same day with the Bhabatarini Mandir.

The temple is created in European Style, which was a new style of temple architecture to Calcuttans that time. The pattern here is a bit different than Bhabatarini Temple. You will find three patterns of temples in this premises. A stair case will take you to the same height as the Bhabatarini Temple and then two stages of verandah are there in this temple. A designer
lantern glows up during special ocassions. Seven arches at the front and three on each sides made the temple an work of art.

At the silver throne inside the temple, Shree Shree Radhakanto idol is placed. The floor is made of white marble while two staired dais is made with black stone. Shree Shree Radha Krishna is made of Black Touch Stone. Mixed Metal idol of Nistarini Devi is found to the left of the main idol.

The pigeons rest at the parapet of the temple all day long. They comes down for food and after having some, go back. This happens through out every day.

Dimensions : Height - 100', Outer verandah - 50'X50', Inner Verandah 15'X15'.

Last shot of this series can be obtained here.

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