Saturday, January 3, 2009


Located in Bishnupur, West Bengal.

Crafted from the local laterite and brick.

The temples are covered with terracotta bricks depicting scenes from the epic Mahabharata and Ramayana.

The distinct style of temple architecture with a single tower resting on a square building with the curved roof of a Bengali hut has been the most characteristic feature of the temples.

Built by the Mala rulers in the 7th –18th century.

Built during a period when the region was witnessing a revival of Hinduism with particular focus on the cult of Krishna.

There is a snake festival in August, Ultorath and the Bishnupur fair in December.

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