The abandoned Bishnu temple

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Located in a small village of Nadia, in the state of West Bengal, the Palpara Temple was built in the 17th century. Locally it is called the Moth Mandir, Kali Mandir or even the Shiva Mandir, it has long been abandoned and very recently been restored by the Archeological Survey of India. The temple has been declared as a Monument of National Importance. The temple is believed to be built by Gandharba Roy in the 17th century. The temple stands on a square base and rises to a height of 21 meters. The char- chala temples are one of the earliest forms Bengal Temple Architecture, and only a few of these of this day. The temple has lost its former glory and lies in utter neglect, the Palpara temple acts as an oasis of peace. And it will surely give you an insight into Bengal’s early architecture. And also for those who want to get away from the city to the lush green countryside, this will surely provide you with the needful.

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