In the Rajshahi Division, the Puthia Upazila boasts a remarkable site that those in search of Bangladesh’s architectural heritage should visit. A little to the east of the city of Rajshahi is a huge temple complex that holds a stunning number of temples in its bounds. In fact, it holds the most temples of any location of its type in the country, making Puthia a place to visit for those eager to see all that Bangladesh has to offer.
The place is appropriately called the Puthia Temple Complex, and it was established by a group of zamindars living in the area some centuries ago. Zamindars were the local aristocrats and rulers of Bengal, generally deriving their titles from grants given by the [Read more…]