Monday Jun 17, 2024

Hetampur Dewanji Shiva Temple – West Bengal

Address

Hetampur Dewanji Shiva Temple Hetampur, Birbhum District West Bengal 731123

Diety

Shiva

Introduction

Hetampur is a large village in Suri Sadar subdivision of Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated near Dubrajpur. On the same road, of Chandranath Shiva temple you get to see three Shiva Temples on your left among some houses. Out of the three, one Rekh-Deul type temple known as the Dewanji Shiva Temple has some impressive terracotta sculptures on its wall. And the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Puranic Significance

The most significant plaques are that of Court of Rama on the central arch panel and that of Krishna leaving for Mathura with Gopinis crying around on the top wall panel. Historical facts say that this temple was built during the second half of 19th century by the Mitra family of Chhinpai. Dewanji temple, a small 19th century “Rekhdeul” type of temple with a single ridged turret, has some fine terracotta decorations depicting scenes from Ramayana and Krishna Leela (stories of Lord Krishna).

Century/Period/Age

19th century

Managed By

Department of Archaeology – West Bengal

Nearest Bus Station

Hetampur

Nearest Railway Station

Ahmadpur Junction

Nearest Airport

Durgapur

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