Facade of Depara Temple, West Bengal

The shot of the facade of Depara Temple was taken from the extreme edge of the courtyard. The complete view of the facade from other directions is not possible. The temple stands on a 4 feet high raised platform. The lady of the house overlooking the affairs of the temple and house doesn’t remember when the last face lift to the temple was given. At least none after she was married into the family. I will be featuring her in my Faces of India series next.Imagine a whole temple like this to call your own!

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40 Responses

  1. Reader Wil says:

    I can't stop admiring your temples and other buildings!

  2. Hari OM
    Wonderful intricacy – imagine how red and bright it would be after a good clean…! YAM xx

  3. Bibi says:

    Very beautiful.

  4. Red Handed says:


  5. We admiring temples and churches. You have take a nice and fantastic picture this time. From Holland we send you our greetings.

  6. TexWisGirl says:

    it's really beautiful. i cannot imagine the work that goes into maintaining these.

  7. ladyfi says:

    It's just stunning!

  8. Joop Zand says:

    Very nice post Indrani.

  9. Sylvia K says:

    What a gorgeous temple facade and wonderul captures as always, Indrani! Those blue, blue skies are a perfect backdrop!!

  10. George says:

    This is a beautiful temple, especially seen against that pretty blue sky. The details are amazing.

  11. Carver says:

    Beautiful temple. I love all the details in the exterior.

  12. MarjaK says:

    Beautiful temples. I sure would love to get a closer look at all the details!

  13. the facade is really lovely.

  14. Jim says:

    Marvellous architecture.

  15. Rajesh says:

    Great looking temple.

  16. eileeninmd says:

    A lovely temple and photos, Indrani! Happy weekend to you!

  17. temples have become interesting after the camera I tell you! 😀

  18. Gattina says:

    What an architectural master piece !

  19. Beautiful temple, I always wonder how did they manage to create such beautiful things without the current days machines and technology?

  20. I'm amazed at how many beautiful temples you have in India!

  21. Icy BC says:

    This temple has such beautiful details, and such wonderful shots!

  22. You should release a book about "Architectures of West Bengal". You do have so much of insight on them! Lovely pictures Indrani! Wishing a very happy 2014!

  23. I love our architecture too, Indrani, just like you 🙂

  24. ilakshee says:

    A private temple of such antiquity! blessed are they!

  25. Nice click Indrani and the write up accompanying your pictures always turn them into an amazing piece.

  26. You have beautifully captured the details.

  27. Well, WB has been added to my bucket list! 😀

    – Rahul

  28. vaisakhi says:

    Very Pretty!!!…:)

  29. S. Anupam says:

    Beautiful architect!

  30. So this is the temple the lady thought ordinary?!!! Strange…

  31. Jeevan says:

    Excellent captures! There’s a lot to observe

  32. There are a lot of carvings on the walls. Great capture 🙂

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