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Bengal developed a typical style in temple architecture. The important architectural features of the temples of Bengal are –

1. The double-roofed (dochala) or four-roofed (chauchala) structure of the thatched huts, resembling the ‘Bangla Dome’ which became the Bengali style in Temple Architecture.

2. In the four-roofed structures, four triangular roofs placed on the four walls move up to converge on a curved line or a point.

3. Temples were built in a square platform.

4. The interior walls are relatively plain and the outer walls are generally decorated with paintings, ornamental tiles or terracotta tablets.

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