Kantaji Temple

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Kantojiu Temple (Bengali: কান্তজীউ মন্দির) at Kantanagar is a late-medieval Hindu temple in Dinajpur District, Bangladesh. It was built by Maharaja Pran Nath; its construction started in 1702 and ended in 1752,[1] during the reign of his son Maharaja Ramnath.[2] It has one of the best examples of terracotta architecture in Bangladesh. It once had nine spires, but all were destroyed in an earthquake that happened in 1897.[3]

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  1. Travel:Dinajpur, from Bangladesh Online (ISP).
  2. Nazimuddin Ahmed. "Kantanagar Temple". Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh. http://www.banglapedia.org/HT/K_0076.HTM.
  3. Journey plus - Dinajpur.