List of temples in Bishnupur

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Bishnupur is a town located in the Bankura district of West Bengal. The town is famous for the terracotta temples made from the locally available laterite stones. The Malla rulers were Vaishnavites and built the famous terracotta temples during the 17th and 18th century at this place.

Name of the temple Deity Picture Date Notes/Beliefs
Rasmancha Radha Krishna (during Rasa festival) Rasmancha (eastern view) Arnab Dutta 2011.JPGRasmancha (eastern veranda) Arnab Dutta 2011.JPGRasmancha (inner terrece) Arnab Dutta 2011.JPG 1600 It is the oldest brick temple. Built by King Bir Hambir. The temple has an unusual elongated pyramidical tower, surrounded by hut-shaped turrets, which were very typical of Bengali roof structures of the time.
Jor-Bangla Temple Keshto Ray (Krishna) & Gouranga Jor Bangla Temple Arnab Dutta 2011.JPGTerracotta work on Jor Bangla temple, Bishnupur 3.JPG 1655 Built by King Raghunath Singha Dev II. The ornate terracotta carvings are set off by the roof in the classic chala style of Bengal architecture.
Pancha Ratna Temple Shyam Ray (Krishna) Shyam Ray Temple Arnab Dutta 2011.JPGTerracotta work on Shyamrai Temple Bishnupur 8.JPGShyam Ray Temple (Shikhar 1) Arnab Dutta 2011.JPGTerracotta work on Shyamrai Temple Bishnupur 7.JPG 1643 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. The central sikhara is octagonal, while the rest four are square. The walls are richly decorated with terracotta carvings featuring aspects of Lord Krishna’s life.
Madanmohan Temple Madanmohan (Krishna) Madan Mohan Temple Arnab Dutta 2011.JPG 1694 King Durjana Singh Deva built the temple in the ekaratna style, a square flat-roofed building with carved cornices, surmounted by a pinnacle. Impressive carvings on the walls depict scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas.
Lalji Temple Radha Krishna Radhashyam Temple - Bishnupur.jpg 1658 Built by Bir Singha II in ekaranta style. It is built on a square raised plinth, consisting of ornamental stucco decorations on low relief carvings.
Radhya Shyam temple Radha Krishna Radhashyam Temple entry gate, Bishnupur.JPG 1758 Built by Chaitanya Singha in ekaratna style. It was built in a square plan, consisting of a dome shaped sikhara and stucco motifs depicting floral, geometric and depiction of the life from puranas.
Nandalal Temple Nandalal (Krishna) Nandalal Temple Bishnupur.JPG 17th Century Consisting of a square ground plan and a single tower resting on a curved roof. Very little motif work can be seen on the lower part of the temple.
Kalachand temple Kalachand Temple (side view 2) Arnab Dutta 2011.JPG 1656. Built by King Raghunath Singha in ekratna style with laterite stone.
Radhavinod Temple 1659 Raghunath Singha I built the temple in brick.
Madangopal Temple 1665 A Pancharatna mandir built by Shiromani Devi, Queen of Veer Singha II.
Murulimohan Temple 1665 Built by Shiromani Devi, Queen of Veer Singha II. It is an ekratna temple with floral designs and stucco works.
Radha Govinda Temple Radha-Gobinda Temple Arnab Dutta 2011.JPG 1729 Built by Krishna Singh, son of Gopal Singha in ek-ratna style with laterite.
Radha Madhab Temple Radhamadhab Temple Arnab Dutta 2011.JPG 1737 Built by the daughter-in-law of Mallaraj Gopal Singh, Churamoni Devi in ek-ratna style with brick and has bas relief curvings.
Chhinnamasta Temple Chhinnamasta Chinnamasta Temple Bishnupur.JPG Built by the Guin family of Midnapore.
Sanreswar temple
Malleswar temple 1622 Built by Mallaraj Bir Singh. It is an Ekratna temple built of laterite stone.
Mrinmayee Temple Originally 997 AD Originally built by Jagat Malla in 997 AD. The Durga puja takes place for 15 days and all the other temples in Bishnupur does not start the puja until the canon has been fired from the temple.
Krishna-Valaram Temple
Sarbamangala Temple
Radha Vinod Temple 1659 Built by queen of Raghunath Singh in atchala style.

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