Madangopal Jiu Temple Karauli
About Madangopal Jiu Temple
"Madangopal Jiu Temple is a tmple in the town of Mellock, close Samta, in the Indian territory of West Bengal. The temple is likewise privately known as Gopaler Mondir, the temple of Gopala.
The temple is an earthenware ornamented aatchala (rooftop with 8 inclines). It was worked in the seventeenth century AD by Mukundaprasad Roychoudhury, a plunge of the Roychowdhury Zamindars of Mellock."
Madanmohan Temple is a famous Hindu temple. It is situated in Mellock, near Samta in the state of West Bengal. This temple is also called as Gopaler Mandir. This temple is dedicated to Radha Krishna. The main deity of this temple is Radha Krishna. The Janmastami and Holi are celebrated in this temple. In bengal, Radha and Madangopal-jiu temples are the largest temples.
In 1651, Mukundaprasad Roychowdhury was built this temple. This temple is located on the bank of the Rupnarayan River. This temple is called as “The Temple of The Respected Lord”. 'Mandangopal' is a combination of two words. 'Madan' means The lord of love and 'Gopal', which means one who plays with the cowherds.
According to the history, Both the village and the temple are places near the river Ruonarayan. This temple was destroyed and re-constructed in the year of 2010. But suddenly the work was stopped. In the 17th century, it was rebuilt by Mukundaprasad Roychoudhury.
The temple was constructed by using the fired clay and its roof has 8 slopes. The main entrance of this temple has three arches. The temple faces to south. In the east side one additional entrance are there. The temple has number of sculptures and designs on it.
As per the priest of the temple, “A hundred Ashvamedh Yagyas equivalent is giving charity and taking bath in Rupnarayan River on the auspicious day of kartik purnima. A large number of devotees from the nook and corner of West Bengal visit this temple.