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Panchmura is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°58′00″N 87°10′00″E / 22.9667°N 87.1667°E / 22.9667; 87.1667Coordinates: 22°58′00″N 87°10′00″E / 22.9667°N 87.1667°E / 22.9667; 87.1667
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Bankura
Vidhan Sabha constituency Taldangra

Panchmura is a gram panchayat under Taldangra intermediate panchayat, in Khatra subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1] It is 21 km (13 mi) from Bishnupur and is famous for the terracotta Bankura horse, a folk artefact and now the national symbol for Indian handicrafts.[2]


Panchmura is located at 22°58′00″N 87°10′00″E / 22.9667°N 87.1667°E / 22.9667; 87.1667. It has an average elevation of 68 m (223 ft).[3]

Census villages under Panchmura gram panchayat are as follows: Nutangram, Danduria, Dhobajor, Banskopa, Kanaipur, Radhanagar, Amjor, Panchmura, Adhkara, Kukutia, Jaypur, Chakiambedia, Lalbandh, Deulbhira, Bhetuadanga, Jambedia, Rasiagara, Shyamsundarpur and Tatar.[4]

Bankura horse[edit]

Main article: Bankura horse

The terracotta Bankura horse, the logo of All India Handicrafts,[5] and an item which now adorns drawing rooms across the world as symbols of Indian folk-art, is produced in Panchmura[6]


  1. ^ "Village Panchayats of West Bengal". Bankura. National Panchayat Directory,Panchayat Informatics Division,NIC. Archived from the original on April 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Incredible India". West Bengal. India tourism. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Panchmura, India Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  4. ^ "List of Census Villages mapped for Village Panchayat:Panchmura, Taldangra, Bankura,West Bengal". Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Bankura's Horses". bengalinet. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Terracotta Traditions". potteryindia. Retrieved 2009-06-22.