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Barisal

Madhabpasa (Babuganj) Math, Char Chala
Large, plain (Madhabpasa Raj, 19th)
Madhabpasa (Babuganj) Math, Octagonal
Spired, plain (Madhabpasa Raj, 19th)
Madhabpasa (Babuganj) Two abandoned temples, Ek Bangla
Large, some decoration, Ruinous (Madhabpasa Raj, 17th)
Gobindaganj (Bakharganj) Math, Spired
Double storied, plain (19th)
Mahilara (Gaurnadi) Sankara Math, Spired
Octagonal, plain (19th)
Sutalari (Jhalakati) Samadhi Mandir, Spired
Octagonal, plain (Madhabpasa Raj, 18th late)

Chittagong

Comilla Jagannatha, Octagonal
Stucco decoration (18th)

Dhaka

Dhaka Temple in Bakshibazar, Char Chala
Repeated curved cornice, stucco decoration (19th)
Dhaka Temples in Dhakesvari complex, Char Chala
Repeated curved cornice (19th)
Jaydebpur (Dhaka) Samadhi Mandir, Spired
Stucco decoration (Kali Narayana Ray, 19th)
Sribari (Manikganj) Siva, Spired
Slight stucco decoration (1847)
Laskardighi (Munshiganj) Abandoned, Dalan
Some decoration on all sides (19th)
Sonarang (Munshiganj) Kali, Spired
Stucco decoration (1838)
Sonarang (Munshiganj) Siva, Spired
Stucco decoration (1877)
Pura (Munshiganj) Abandoned, Ek Bangla
Rich decoration (17th)
Panam (Sonargaon) Siva, Spired
Octagonal, plain (19th)
Aloa (Tangail) Math, Octagonal
Spired, plain (18th)
kantaji
Kantaji Temple (Photo by Radif Rahman)

Dinajpur

Chapra Abandoned, Octagonal
Some decoration (18th)
Gopalganj (Dinajpur) Prana Gopala, Pancha Ratna
Some decoration (1745)
Kantanagar (Dinajpur) Kantajiu, Nava Ratna
Very large, rich decoration on all sides, Protected (Maharaja Ramnath, 1753)

Faridpur

Batikamari (Bhanga) Dolmancha, Pancha Ratna
Some decoration (17th)
Chaocha (Bhanga) Dolmancha, Pancha Ratna
Some decoration (18th)
Dhopadanga (Bhanga) Dolmancha, Pancha Ratna
Some decoration (18th)
Hatghata (Bhanga) Dolmancha, Pancha Ratna
Some decoration (18th)
Kaichal (Bhanga) Narayana, Ek Bangla
Rich decoration (17th)
Khalia (Gopalganj) Math, Spired
Brick octagonal temple (18th)
Khalia (Gopalganj) Raja Ram, Dalan
Chala superstructure, some decoration (18th)
Nanikshir (Gopalganj) Abandoned, Nava Ratna
Very large, rich decoration on two sides, Ruinous (17th)
Ujani (Gopalganj) Math, Char Chala
Large, slight decoration on two sides (17th)
Mathurapur (Madhuakhali) Deul, Octagonal
Rich decoration on all sides, (17th)
Nalia (Madhukhali) Abandoned, Jor Bangla
Some decoration (17th)
Batikamari (Muksudpur) Kali, Ek Bangla
Some decoration (18th)
Batikamari (Muksudpur) Siva, Char Chala
Some decoration (Saha, 18th)
Mothura
Mathurapur Deul (Photo by Imran Forestry)

Jessore

Abhaynagar (Jessore) Siva, At Chala
Large, some decoration, Protected (18th)
Abhaynagar (Jessore) Siva, Grouped
Eleven, small Siva temples, Protected (18th)
Chanchra (Jessore) Siva, At Chala
Large, rich decoration, Ruinous (1696)
Muhammadpur (Jessore) Harekrishna, Pancha Ratna
At-chala turrets, rich decoration (Majumdar, 1703)
Muhammadpur (Jessore) Rasmancha, Octagonal
Some decoration on all sides, Ruinous (Majumdar, 18th early)
Muhammadpur (Jessore) Lakshmi Narayana, Octagonal
Double storied, plain (1704)
Muhammadpur (Jessore) Dolmancha, Octagonal
Very large, plain (Sitaram Ray, 18th early)
Murali (Jessore) Jora Siva, At Chala
Small, plain (1782)
Naldanga (Jessore) Mahadeva, Pancha Ratna
Very large, rich decoration on all sides, Ruinous (1733)
Naldanga (Kaliganj) Gopalbari, Ek Bangla
Large, some decoration (1722)
Naldanga (Kaliganj) Ramesvari, At Chala
Large, rich decoration on two sides (1698)
Naldanga (Kaliganj) Ganesa, Octagonal
Large, rich decoration on five sides (1680)
Naldanga (Kaliganj) Siva, Octagonal
Terracotta and stucco decoration (19th)
Naldanga (Kaliganj) Taranatha Siva, Octagonal
Large, plain (19th)
Telkupi (Kaliganj) Gunjanatha Siva, At Chala
Large, rich decoration on two sides (1745)
Kotakol (Lakshmipasa) Govinda, Jor Bangla
Brick temple with terracotta facade (1732)
Kotakol (Lakshmipasa) Dolmancha, Pancha Ratna
Some decoration (18th)
Lohagara (Lakshmipasa) Abandoned, Ek Bangla
Some decoration, Ruinous (1749)
Lohagara (Lakshmipasa) Abandoned, Jor Bangla
Some decoration, Ruinous (18th early)
Raygram (Lakshmipasa) Narayana, Jor Bangla
Some decoration (18th early)
Salnagar (Lakshmipasa) Govinda, Jor Bangla
Some decoration (18th early)
Salnagar (Lakshmipasa) Siva, Char Chala
Some decoration (18th)
Salnagar (Lakshmipasa) Siva, Octagonal
Inverted lotus dome (19th)
Salnagar (Lakshmipasa) Dolmancha of Govinda, Pancha Ratna
Large, rich decoration (18th early)
Nanduali (Magura) Siva, Char Chala
Some decoration (1733)
Satrajitpur (Magura) Madana-Mohana, Char Chala
Some decoration on two sides (1693)

Khulna

Dohajari (Bagerhat) Jora Siva, At Chala
Plain (19th)
Kodla (Bagerhat) Ajodhya Math, Deul
Large, rich decoration on all sides, Protected (18th)
Dhulgram (Khulna) Raghunatha, At Chala
Large, rich decoration (18th)
Satkshira (Khulna) Annapurna, Nava Ratna
Large, rich decoration, Ruinous (19th)
Satkshira (Khulna) Govinda, Dalan
Neoclassical columns, stucco decoration (19th)
Satkshira (Khulna) Rasmancha, Octagonal
Straight cornices, plain (18th)
Chaigharia (Satkshira) Jora Siva, At Chala
Some decoration (1818)
Isvaripur (Satkshira) Chandra-Bhairava, Dalan
Small, stucco decoration, Ruinous (19th)
Nalta (Satkshira) Krishna, Dalan
Rekha superstructure, slight decoration (Bhanja, 18th)
Sonabaria (Satkshira) Syama Sundara, Nava Ratna
Large brick temple with slight terracotta, Ruinous (1767)

Pabna

Pabna Gopinatha in Kalachandpara, Jor Bangla
Large, rich decoration, Protected (17th)
Taras (Pabna) Siva, Octagonal
Inverted lotus dome, stucco decoration on all sides, Protected (Nandi, 19th)
Potajia (Shahazadpur) Abandoned ruin, Nava Ratna
Very large, rich decoration, Ruinous (18th early)
Handial (Taras) Jagannatha, Deul
Large, rich decoration (1590)
Handial (Taras) Sether Bangla, Ek Bangla
Rich decoration (1779)
Taras Kapilesvara, Char Chala
Rich decoration, Good (Nandi, 1635)
Taras Siva, Char Chala
Rich decoration, Good (Nandi, 19th)
Taras Vrindavan Bihari, Dalan
Traditional pillars, some decoration, Good (Nandi, 19th)
Taras Dolmancha, Pyramidal
Very large, plain, Good (Nandi, 18th)
Taras Govinda, Nava Ratna
Large, some decoration, Good (1899)
Hatikumrul (Ullapara) Temple in Navaratnapara, Nava Ratna
Very large, rich decoration, Protected (Dewan Ramnath Bhaduri, 1710)
Hatikumrul (Ullapara) Siva, Octagonal
Inverted lotus dome (Dewan Ramnath Bhaduri, 1710)
Hatikumrul (Ullapara) Abandoned, Ek Bangla
Small, some decoration (Dewan Ramnath Bhaduri, 1710)
Hatikumrul (Ullapara) Siva, Char Chala
Large, rich decoration (Dewan Ramnath Bhaduri, 1710)
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Govinda Temple, Puthia

Rajshahi

Belamla (Bogra) Twelve Siva temples, Grouped
Rekha deuls, some decoration (18th)
Jogirbhaban (Bogra) Siva, Char Chala
Small, some decoration (18th)
Nator Siva, Octagonal
Inverted lotus dome, slight stucco decoration, Protected (Rani Bhabani, 18th)
Puthia Govinda, Ek Bangla
Small, rich decoration on two sides, Protected (Puthia Raj, 18th)
Puthia Abandoned, Ek Bangla
Charchala temples on each side, rich decoration, Protected (Puthia Raj, 18th)
Puthia Govinda, Char Chala
Large, rich decoration, Protected (Puthia Raj, 18th)
Puthia Siva, Char Chala
Small, some decoration, Protected (Puthia Raj, 18th)
Puthia Govinda, Pancha Ratna
Very large, rich decoration on all sides, Protected (Puthia Raj, 18th)
Puthia Dolmancha, Pyramidal
Very large, plain, Protected (Puthia Raj, 19th)
Puthia Rasmancha, Octagonal
Large, stucco decoration, stone entrance frame, Protected (Puthia Raj, 19th)
Puthia Siva, Pancha Ratna
Very large, stucco decoration, murals, Protected (Puthia Raj, 19th)
Balihar (Rajshahi) Siva temples near thakurbari, Octagonal
Inverted lotus dome, rich decoration on all sides (19th early)

Rangpur

Bardhankuti (Rangpur) Abandoned, Ek Bangla
Large, some decoration, Ruinous (17th)
Bardhankuti (Rangpur) Abandoned, Nava Ratna
Large, rich decoration on all sides, Ruinous (17th)
Bardhankuti (Rangpur) Rasmancha, Pancha Ratna
Small, some decoration, Ruinous (17th)
Dimla (Rangpur) Siva, Octagonal
Inverted lotus dome, Good (18th)
Dimla (Rangpur) Kali, Octagonal
Large, inverted lotus dome, Good (18th)

Sources:

  • David McCutchion, George Michell: Brick Temples of Bengal
  • Babu Ahmed, Nazly Chowdhury: Selected Hindu Temples of Bangladesh