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800-year-old temple found in Bangladesh

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An 800-year-old Vishnu temple has been found in Bangladesh.

An at least 800-years-old temple has been unearthed in Dinajpur’s Kaharol that has a unique architecture and includes a unique idol, that of the Vishnu avatar Mohini.

This goddess is well-known across South and West India, but the Kaharol temple is the first of its kind discovered in the eastern subcontinent. Experts say the implications of this finding may change predominant ideas about the region’s history and traditions.

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Story: Bipul Sarker Sunny, Dhaka Tribune | Photo: Bipul Sarker Sunny, Dhaka Tribune

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