(Last Updated on : 05-07-2014)
Umapati Shiva Temple thrives to be one of the religious abode that is situated in Gangadaspur, a neighbouring village. It was built in 19th century and of atchala style. Panel and terracotta works can be experienced here also. The icon of Surya
(Sun god) is enshrined here, which is of black stone and dating back to 10th or 11th century.
The massive structure of Sitalanda Tin Temple is situated in Hattala (Khirpai
). It is facing southwards and of atchala style. Some terracotta specimens still can be found. It is built by Pani Family on 1839. Dalan Mandir in Paharipara is also notable. This temple is dedicated to Singhabahini, incarnation of Devi Durga
. This was built on 1746 and probably the oldest temple of Khirpai region. Other temples are Pancharatna temple of Uttamananda Ashram, which is renovated, Lakshmi-Janardan temple of Chowdhury family in Gayenpara, this temple is noted for its terracotta works.
On the south-east side of Khirpai town, there is a lake; ruins can be found in the south east corner of this lake. Once, it was the trade-house of the European merchants. French, Hollander, Portuguese and British
stepped here for trade, as before 1660 and by that time they thronged here for purchasing cotton
, which are of exclusive status. In 1763, French built a workshop in this place. Khirpai is also famous for its Babarsha, a special type of sweetmeat, which is not available elsewhere.
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