Kalna - Lalji temple
Kalna, West Bengal, India boasts of some magnificent temples ornamented with beautiful terracotta art. This is the Lalji temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, a magnificent brick-built temple with 25 spires (called Panchavimshati-Ratna) constructed in 1739 A.D.
Lalji Temple is the oldest temple among the group of terracotta temples of Kalna.
It was built by Braja Kishori Devi, the wife of Maharaja Jagat Ram in 1739. It is built of bricks, and the walls covered with terracotta figures.
Most of it has worn off with time, but what remains never fails to amaze the viewer. The peculiar feature of this temple is the 25 peaks on the roof, for this reason these type of temples are known as are known as Panchabinsati-Ratna Mandir. It looks very beautiful from a distance.