The Navaratna Temple

Published:  12:01 AM, 08 September 2018 Last Update: 12:03 AM, 08 September 2018

Unique archaeological site

Unique archaeological site

The Navaratna Temple is a unique archaeological treasure located at Navaratnapara village of the Hatikumrul Union under Ullapara Upazilla of Sirajganj. It was constructed during the reign of Nawab Murshidkuli Khan (1704-1720 A.D.). 

The temple is three storied. Legends narrate that each and every brick of the temple was inserted after purifying them in "ghee." The temple and the smaller ones adjacent to it still offer enticing views to visitors.

The navaratna style of temple architecture incorporates two main levels, each with four spired corner pavilions, and a central pavilion above, for a total of nine spires. The style arose in Bengal during the eighteenth century as an elaboration of the pancharatna style that had five pavilions (four at the corners and one above).

Many other temples are located close to it. During the reign of Nawab Murshid Khan (1704-1720) estimated a guy named Nayeb Dewan Ramnath Vaduri built it. This temple was taken by Archaeology department of Government for reformation.

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