ARCHITECTURE

UNFOLDING BANGLADAAR ROOFS

Going through some heritage Temple structures of Bengal, I came across a set of unique architectural element known as "Bengal Roofs" particularly "CHALA". It is a great example of Bengal's vernacular architecture having its roots back to 15th-16th century AD. The structure is first seen in Terracotta Temples of Bengal. BANGLA ROOFS are associated with late Mughal and Rajput architecture of Northern India. These temples showcase domes from Islamic architecture combined with very personal BANGLADAAR ROOFS shaping together traditional Bengali architecture. Read the full post to revisit the historical heritage these BANGLA ROOFS carries within itself.