Bishnupur- City of Temples

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The iconic Rashmomncho

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Another photo of Rashmoncho... waited for 5 mins. These family was not in mood t

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Inside Rasmoncho , you can see the time is leaving its mark

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Beautiful Madon Mahon temple. This temple was built on 1694 by Malla king Durjan

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The main entrance of the temple. Look at the designs.

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The base of a pillar of the temple.

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I am astonished.

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Another wall of the temple.

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Temple designs continued

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Designs based on two epics.

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A pillar of the temple.

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Standing in front of the temple.

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The deities inside the temple.

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A scene of neglect. There are painfully many such monuments standing there.

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The designs are being erased away with time.

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Jor Bangla temple. Another famous temple of Bishnupur. It was built in 1655 by R

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Terracotta designs on the temple wall.

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Scenes of day to day life shown on the temple wall

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Standing in front of Jor Bangla temple.

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Famous Dalmaadal Kaman (Dalmaadal Cannon). This was perhaps the biggest cannon m

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Bishnupur is famous for its clay works. This is famous terracotta horse.

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A common shop selling beautiful clay toys and show pieces. There are large numbe

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Standing in front of Nandalal temple.

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Kalachand Temple.

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The murals are getting eroded.

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The red soil is the definitive characteristics of Bankura district in West Benga

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Bishnupur is rather a little known town in Bankura district in West Bengal. This town is famous for a large number of Terracotta temples. Terracotta is basically clay based ceramic, where clay is made brick by burning them and lot of porosity is trapped inside. All these temples are built by different kings from Malla dynasty who ruled there for over Thousand years. The intricate designs on the temples on laterite depicts scenes from Ramayan, Mahabharat and Purans. There are many temples and presently ASI is taking care of the temples. But sadly, I must say that most of the temples require urgent restoration before all the glory is lost.

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