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Jagannath Temple, Udaipur

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Besides several temples of Vishnu, temples belonging to Siva and Sakta cult have been found at Udaipur. Hari Temple on the bank of Jagannath Dighi, the Jhulan Temple, the Durga Temple and Vishnu Temple date back to the the 17th century A. D. On the South West bank of the famous Jagannath Dighi (tank) in the heart of Udaipur town, is found the ruins of a temple called the Jagannath Temple, a rare specimen of temple architecture in Tripura. It is said that, Daityanaryana, the General-in Chief of Maharaja Bijaya Manikya (1529-1560 A. D.) had brought the idol of Lord Jagannath from Puri and installed it in this temple. This was afterwards removed from this temple and installed at Comilla. But according to the author of Silalioi-Samgraha, this temple was built and dedicated to Vishnu by Maharaja Govinda Manikya and his younger brother Jagannath Deva jointly in 1661 A. D. It was built in a style characteristic of the Mohammedan fashion - i.e. the top crowned with a dome with a vaulted roof.

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