Bhubaneswari Temple

Udaipur, Tripura

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Situated on the bank of Gomati at Udaipur, Bhuvaneswari Temple is one of the ancient temples in Tripura. The temple was built by Maharaja Govinda Manikya during the 17th century. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneswari. Rabindranath Tagore immortalized the Bhuvaneswari temple of Tripura in two of his major plays 'Rajarshi' and 'Bisharjan'.

Another eminence temple of Tripura is the Bhubaneswari Temple (55 km from Agartala) located on the eastern fringe of Udaipur town by the bank of river Gomati. To reach the Temple one has to cross over Gomati River. Bhubaneswari Temple is now under the control and supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India. Maharaja Govinda Manikya (1660-1676) built the Temple. This Temple is immortalized in Rabindranath Tagores famous plays known as Rajarshi and Bisarjan. Maharaja Govinda Manikya also features as an important character in Tagore plays. While approaching Bhubaneswari Temple one also finds the ruins of the palace of Govinda Manikya. Down below the Temple quietly flow the river gomati offering a placid sight.

 

Architecture

The flagship Bengal four-chaala temple design is followed while designing and building the temple of Bhuvaneswari in Udaipur. The edifice is rested upon a paved terrace of 3 feet high from the ground. The floral motifs on the core chamber inside the quintessential hut shaped Bengal style of architecture aesthetically attracts pilgrims.

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