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Bansberia Ananta Basudev Temple

Bansberia Ananta Basudev Temple is located at Bansberia, around 48 km from Howrah, in West Bengal. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna and the temple is noted for its breathtaking architecture.

History Of Bansberia Ananta Basudev Temple – the temple was built in 1679 CE by Rameswar Datta, an ardent follower of Vaishnavism.

The temple is built on typical ekaratna style seen throughout Bengal and in some other regions of eastern parts of India. The shrine has an octagonal-shaped single pinnacle and a curved cornice. The shrine is famous for its terracotta sculptures. The terracotta panels depicts various gods and goddesses from Hindu pantheon, stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata and also daily life activities.

It is said that Rabindranath Tagore was so impressed by the terracotta panels of Bansberia Ananta Basudev Temple that he got drawings of them done by Nandalal Bose.

Another important temple in the same compound is the Hanseswari Temple.