108 Shiva Temples of Kalna

With 108 Shiva temples at one spot, Kalna definitely deserves the status of temple town of Bardhman district. The temples are built by Tejachandra Bahadur in 1809 AD. Each temple is a single room like structure constructed in a series. They look as if they have been beaded together. The façade is uniformly decorated with terracotta designs. They were given a white coating, wish they had the original terracotta color.

Prayers are still offered in this two centuries old temple. The temples are in two sets of circles. The outer ring of temples have Shiv ling made of white marble and black stone alternately, while the inner ring of temples have Shiv ling of white marble. 108 signify the different names of Lord Shiva, the pujari there said.

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