About Bishnupur

Bishnupur has a glorious past that is reflected in its rich architecture, music, and handicrafts such as pottery and weaving. It prospered in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Ruled by an uninterrupted line of Hindu Rajas of the Malla dynasty, Bishnupur developed a unique form of architecture and has perhaps the most brilliant and detailed terracotta work in Eastern India that has withstood the ravages of time.

Rasmancha pavilion used for housing the idols of Lord Krishna from other temples during the Rash festival was built in brick by King Veer Hambir in 1600 A.D. This is the oldest brick temple in Bishnupur and is shaped like an elongated pyramidal tower surrounded by hut-shaped turrets.
Jorbangla Temple

Jorebangla Temple resembles two thatched huts joined together and a single tower. This Temple in brick was built by the Malla King Raghunath Singh in 1655. The structure was erected on meter high platform using laterite bricks. The entire outer surface is decorated with terracotta plaques displaying various aspects of human life and culture, gods and goddesses, animals, floral and geometrical designs.
Dal Madol

The cannon named Dal Madol was built by the Malla kings to fight the Maratha invasion. This Cannon is near Chinomasta temple and is significant for the people of Bishnupur as well as Bengal. The cannon measures about 3.8 m in length and has a barrel of 28.5 cms.
Ratana Temple

Bishnupur Pancha Ratna Temple Built by King Raghunath Singha. It stands on a low square plinth and consists of an ambulatory pathway with a porch opened by three arches on the four sides of the temple.
Madanmohan Temple

Madanmohan Temple is one of the most beautiful temples of Bishnupur and arguably the best terracotta panels are found in this temple. Bishnupur rose into prominence during the reign of King Bir Hambir. He introduced the worship of Madan Mohan or Lord Krishna.
Siddheswar Temple

Siddeshwar temple is believed to be more than a thousand years old and was built before the Mughal Empire came into power. The temple is situated in Onda and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Radhe Shyam Temple

Radhe Shyam temple is an Ek-Ratna single spire temple with a square base measuring 11.1 m and 10.7 m in height. The spire is cylindrical, with a semi-spherical dome.
Acharya Jogesh Chandra Purakriti Bhawan

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Purakriti Bhavan was inaugurated in 1951 and is now under the control of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Ministry of Information and Culture, Government of West Bengal.
Shyamarai Temple 

Shyam Rai Temple of Bishnupur was built by Raghunatha Singha in the 17th century. The architecture of this Temple is unique and is one of the prioritized monuments on the Archaeological Survey of India’s list.
Best Time To Visit Bishnupur

Bishnupur in West Bengal is accessible to tourists for most time of the year. However, the best time to spend a fulfilling holiday is undoubtedly between the months of October to March. At this time of the year, the weather is pleasant. Explore the terracotta temples, rich heritage of architecture, music, and handicraft at peace. Summers in the city are an exhaustible affair. Temperatures touch 40°C and the hot and humid weather is disagreeable. The rains dampen the moods. Only in the pleasant winters, the city exerts its true charm. Crowds are drawn in huge numbers in the annual Jhapan festival in August and the Bishnupur Mela in the last week of December.

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