The age old temples of Jaugram

These temples situated at Jaugram, Burdwan (West Bengal, India) were built around 400 years ago by zamindars of the Singha Roy Clan (they were the direct descendants of Raja Man Singh of Amber which is now known as Jaipur).
The temples are a work of great artistry, which is quite evident from the beautiful murals of terracotta on the temple walls.
But, over the years, these temples underwent extreme damage. There were a total of 9 Shiva Temples but now only 6 of them remain stable but even those are badly damaged and might also break down like the other temples in the next few years. With proper maintenance, the beauty of these historic temples can surely be restored back.
Regular pujas and annual festivals such as Rash Purnima, Jhulan Purnima and Shiv Ratri are still continued in these 6 remaining temples.

Exact Location of the temples : Itla (mandir bati), near Jaugram

One of the 6 remaining temples with a broken Shiva Linga inside.
One of the 6 remaining temples with a broken Shiva Linga inside.
The decorated terracotta walls of the temples
The decorated terracotta walls of the temples
Shiva Lingas in two of the six remaining temples are now broken. These are those two temples.
Shiva Lingas in two of the six remaining temples are now broken. These are those two temples.
Abandoned Temple
Abandoned Temple
Another Old temple, covered in vines
Another Old temple, covered in vines
One of the four Shiva Lingas which are still in proper condition.
One of the four Shiva Lingas which are still in proper condition.
Shiva Linga inside one of the old temples which is now covered with vines all around the walls (Pictured above).
Shiva Linga inside one of the old temples which is now covered with vines all around the walls (Pictured above).
This is the temple of Lord Janardhan (Vishnu). Along with Shaligram Shila (aniconic representation of Lord vishnu) there is also a Shiva Linga inside this temple
This is the temple of Lord Janardhan (Vishnu). Along with Shaligram Shila (aniconic representation of Lord vishnu) there is also a Shiva Linga inside this temple
Old writings carved on a stone on the walls of Janardhan Temple.
Old writings carved on a stone on the walls of Janardhan Temple.
The Shiva Linga inside Janardhan Temple
The Shiva Linga inside Janardhan Temple

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Abandoned Temple
Abandoned Temple
The Shiva Linga (left) and the Shaligram Shila (right) inside the Janardhan Temple.
The Shiva Linga (left) and the Shaligram Shila (right) inside the Janardhan Temple.
Shiva Lingas which still remained
Shiva Lingas which still remained
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