Bhitargaon Temple, Kanpur

Bhitargaon-Temple

Bhitargaon Temple is located in the village named Bhitargaon which is near the industrial township of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Bhitargaon Temple is the oldest Hindu temple which has a high roof. It was built in the 6th century during the golden age of the Gupta Empire in India. It is a symbol of the ancient cultural heritage of India.

The Bhitargaon Temple is constructed in a square plan manner. It is built with terraced bricks and has a terracotta front which tells us about the technology used during those ancient times. It also shows the engineering ability possessed by Indian at that time as it is still standing strong. The walls are decorated with panels showing images of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu along with some aquatic monsters.

The size of the temple is quite huge and it is about 36 feet X 47 feet in size. The construction material used is bricks and terracotta stones. The inner temple is around 15 feet X 15 feet and is a double-storey building. The grandeur of the temple can be imagined from the fact that it has a total height of around 6.25 feet. It is very strong and the wall thickness is around 8 feet. You must visit the temple at least once to become a witness of the ancient architectural wonder.

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Bhitargaon Temple, Kanpur