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Bhubaneswari Temple

BhubaneswariThe Tripura Bhubaneswari Temple is situated on the bank of Gomati at Udaipur in Tripura. The temple is immortalised in two of Rabindranath Tagore's plays, viz. Rajarshi and Bisharjan. Located just 55 km from the capital city of Agartala, the Bhuvaneswari Temple is a rare architectural specimen. The temple was built by Maharaja Govinda Manikya near the old Royal palace of Maharaja Govinda Manikya constructed during 1660-1675 A.D.

Temple's Structure

The temple was built in between 1667 - 1676 A.D., during the reign of Maharaja Govinda Manikya. The temple is constructed on a 3 feet high paved terrace. The roof features the typical "four-chala" style with stupa like crowns on the entrance and core chambers. The stupa on core chamber is adorned with floral motifs and exquisites. The historical significance of this temple is that it is the back-drop of the famous novel "Rajarshi" and the drama "Bisharjan" composed by Novel laureate "Kobiguru" Rabindranath Tagore.