Old Temple at Banda (locally known as deul)

DISTRICT : Purulia LOCALITY :  Banda

It is a rekha Deul of triratha variety in sand stone. The ground plan is star shaped. Internally the cella is square with a rectangular Mukhamandapa or Jagamohana. The Temple is richly decorated, the themes being creepers, scroll work and stylised chaitya window. The Temple is datable to c.11th century AD.

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