Gunabati Group of Temples | Gunabati Mandir Gucchha | Teen Mandir

Udaipur, Tripura

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On the way from Mahadev Bari to Badar Mokam,  one would find three tempels on the left of the road. Commonly known as 'Gunabati Mandir Gucchha' (Gunabati Group of Temples),  particulars of their identity haven't been revealed.

Stone-inscription of only one temple throws some light on its history. It reveals that it was conferred in the name of Her Highness Maharani Gunabati (wife of Maharaja Govinda Manikya),  in 1668 A.D.. Other two temples also bear the contemporary look but their actual history is still to be unveiled. Architecture of these temples are almost like most of other temples except that these have their vestibule devoid of stupa on the roof.

Core-Chambers are characterized with the presence of pitcher-headed buttresses. The temple in the middle has a semi-circular core- chamber and its vestibule which was once 10'9" x 11' large with a stupa like crown,  is now almost completely damaged. The crown over the stupa on the vestibule is beautifully crafted like

lotus. Baring the buttresses,  the perimeter of this temple measures 19'10" x 20'1". The right temple is relatively bigger (the vestibule measures 12'6" x 11'3" and the core chamber 29'lO" x 24'7"). The stupa above the temple is embellished with conical structures. Though the left temple is relatively smaller in size (the vestibule measures 9'10 x 9'6" and the outer sphere of the core-chamber measures 12'9" x 12'lO") than the other two,  it also enjoys a relatively sound state. Not much difference in the architecture is apparent between the three but the smaller one seems to be built later.

The front wall of the vestibule of the smaller temple features rectangular design and the crown above the stupa of the core-chamber bears a peculiar look almost like a seventeen edged carambola. All the three temples are covered with a four-chaala roof and these are built not quite far above the ground.


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