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Jan 2, 2016

Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka (Currently in Bangladesh) - 1904

Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka (Currently in Bangladesh) - 1904

Photograph taken by Fritz Kapp in 1904 of a temple in Dacca (now Dhaka), part of an album of 30 prints from the Curzon Collection.

Dhakeshwari National Temple is a Hindu temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh's 'National Temple'. The name "Dhakeshwari" means "Goddess of Dhaka". Since the destruction of Ramna Kali Mandir in 1971 by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Dhakeshwari Temple has assumed status as the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh.

The Dhakeshwari temple was built in the 12th century by Ballal Sen, a king of the Sena dynasty, and many say the city was named after this temple. The current architectural style of the temple cannot be dated to that period because of the numerous repairs, renovations and rebuilding which have taken place over time.
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Source: bl.uk ( British Library)