International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2020)

Aesthetics of dakhineswar temple: An empirical study on the temple architecture through the lens of contemporary time


Animesh Manna, Soumita Chatterjee

The term temple is an oblivious expression of Hinduism which is most often unheeded. The temple architecture generally exhibits the social condition, material culture as well as the ideological paradigms of a particular community. Dakhineswar Kali temple has more than hundred year’s heritage records in West Bengal and India too. The present study is an attempt to understand how different cultural patterns and impact of various Indian historical time period embedded in an architectural style. For this paper, the data were collected through observation, interview methods. This research reveals the impact of Indo-Islamic style as a form of ‘ratna’ or towered structure, European influence as a presence of flat roof temple pattern and ‘aat-chala’ form expressing the Bengal Temple Terracotta style. Furthermore, the presence of skywalk, car parking area, specially designed security witnessing the touches of modernization through the shades of cultural heritage.
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How to cite this article:
Animesh Manna, Soumita Chatterjee. Aesthetics of dakhineswar temple: An empirical study on the temple architecture through the lens of contemporary time. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 100-108
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research