madan mohan jiu temple howrah
madan mohan jiu temple howrah

Madanmohan Temple is a famous Hindu temple. It is situated in Mellock, near Samta in the state of West Bengal. This temple is also called as Gopaler Mandir. This temple is dedicated to Radha Krishna. The main deity of this temple is Radha Krishna. Radha and Madangopal-jiu temples are the largest temples.
The temple is a large, beautiful, terracotta ornamented, dilapidated temple of Radha & Madangopal-jiu and was built in 1651 AD by a wrestler, Mukundaprasad Roychoudhury, who was a family member of the Roy Zamindars, who then ruled the village of Samta. It was earlier situated on the banks of the Rupnarayan River but now the river has changed its course. This is one of the largest atchala (roof with 8 slopes) temples in Bengal. Presently, the condition of the temple is derelict; however, the reconstruction has been started at present.


A temple was built at the site in 1651 AD by Mukundaprasad Roychowdhury, a family mamber of the “Roy Zamnidars” of Samta. Also known as Gopaler Mondir, the temple is a large, beautiful, terracotta ornamented, dilapidated temple of Radha & Madangopal Jiu (Radha & Krishna). This temple is one of the largest aat-chala (roof with 8 slopes) temples in Bengal. Main entrance with three arches is on the south face. Two additional entrances, one each on the west and east faces.

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By Road: The temple is located in the village of Mellock, near Samta, Howrah District. It can be accessed by hiring auto, bus or taxi from anywhere in the Kolkata state or from neighboring state. Kolkata is connected with most of the Indian cities by road. The National Highway number 2 and 6 connect the city with other cities and states in India. Kolkata has a broad network of government and private buses. The Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC), Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC) and West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) run regulars bus service in the city. The Esplanade Terminus in the heart of the city is the main bus terminus.
By Rail: The Temple is well connected through nearest Howrah railway station (13 kms)
to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Ajmer, Pali, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.
By Air: The Temple can be reached through nearest Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (27.6 Km) which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and other metropolitan cities.


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