Bahulara Temple near Bishnupur in Bankura District in West Bengal




Siddheshwara Temple, locally known as Behula Temple, is a 11th century temple dedicated to Shiva. It is located at Bahulara near Bishnupur in Bankura District, West Bengal. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protects the temple as it is considered as a classic example of terracotta style of temples. It is also a rare surviving terracotta temple that was built before the invasion of the region by Muslim rulers.

The temple is located on the western bank of Darakeshwar River and has murtis of Ganesha, Durga and Shiva.

A highlight of the temple is the huge bells that hang from the roof.

Shivratri is the most popular festival here. Another important date is the Bengali New Year.

Bahulara is around 25 km from Bishnupur Town.