Unnamed Forgotten Terracotta Temples, Joypur, West Bengal
The dilapidated condition of the temples crushed my heart! These temples belonged to rich zamindars (landlords) many many decades back. As they fell into bad times, taking care of these temples proved a costly affair to them and hence neglected.
The pujari who conducts pujas in these temples have to a Brahmin by caste and they have to be offered rice, vegetables and clothes on monthly basis, this is besides the daily stuff required for puja, I was told. With not much resources left for their own families and as the families grew bigger, none took responsibility to maintain these daily affairs.