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Apr 3, 2016

Chandranatha Shiva Temple in Hetampur, Birbhum, Bengal - 1870


The Chandranatha Shiva temple is an extraordinary example of temple architecture. The octagonal-pinnacled shape is rarely used for temples and creates a striking effect. The exterior panels are heavily carved with geometric designs, as can be seen in this photograph.
A modern photo of this temple.
Source: British Library