Anant Basudev Temple, Hooghly, West bengal
Raja Rameswar Roy built this Vishnu Temple in 1679. He received this piece of land, 401 acres fro Aurangazeb as gift. The temple architecture style is the char chala ek ratna style of Bengal architecture. With passage of time the place and temple lost its significance. Rameshwar Roy’s grandson believed more in Tantrik (occult) powers and he built The Hangseswari temple just beside this Basudev Temple in 1799. More about that temple in my next post.
The terracotta wall motifs depict tales from Mahabharata, Krishnaleela and Ramayana. The art work exist in reasonably good form even today, but I did see some graffiti work on the wall of the temple there.