Lalji Temple, Kalna, West Bengal

Lalji Temple is the oldest temple among the group of terracotta temples of Kalna. It was built by Braja Kishori Devi, the wife of Maharaja Jagat Ram in 1739. It is built of bricks, and the walls covered with terracotta figures. Most of it has worn off with time, but what remains never fails to amaze the viewer.

 The peculiar feature of this temple is the 25 peaks on the roof, for this reason these type of temples are known as are known as Panchabinsati-Ratna Mandir. It looks very beautiful from a distance.

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33 Responses

  1. @Indrani Nice to read your post on Lalji Temple , So Beautiful photos,Thanks for sharing.

  2. DeniseinVA says:

    It is truly magnificent Indrani. Thank you for sharing this wonder!

  3. What a beautiful building

  4. Sylvia K says:

    Wonderful post and photos, Indrani, and what a magnificent temple it is!! Thanks for sharing, as always!!

  5. Gattina says:

    What a beautiful architecture !

  6. George says:

    The roof of this temple is amazing. The entire temple is beautiful.

  7. Haddock says:

    That 25 peaks on the top is really eye catching, and its so symmetrical.

  8. What an incredible place.

  9. Jim says:

    Terrific architecture.

  10. Beautiful.. The architecture of West Bengal n Orissa temples are so very different from our South Indian temples….

  11. entirely different temple look…


  12. Interesting works on the outer. Nice captures.

  13. These temples are great, workmanship. Well caught Indrani.

  14. Jeevan says:

    This temple is another piece of marvel! Interesting architecture and great capture from your.

  15. Antonina says:

    Amazing shot!
    Greetings from Poland:-)

  16. Thank you for sharing this beautiful temple. I'm sure it has been a place of great inspiration over the years.

  17. it's amazing that terra cotta can withstand the elements and test of time. a beautiful temple.

  18. eileeninmd says:

    Indrani, beautiful photos of your temple. The peaks are amazing. Have a happy weekend!

  19. Truly amazing… love it indrani.

  20. Lalji Temple is Beautiful!

  21. Beautiful temple nicely captured

  22. Temple looks like a palace 🙂

  23. Rajesh says:

    Great shot of the temple. Would love to visit it.

  24. Nice capture.This monument is a testimony to the marvels of ancient engineering.

  25. Beautiful and seems so historic!

  26. beautiful shot 🙂

  27. Swati says:

    the temple looks magnificent

  28. In the beautiful pictures of the post I seem to hear the voice of history with divine passion.

  29. says:

    Beautiful ! Serene !! Joi Maa Kaali !

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