Rasmancha Temple of Bishnupur in West Bengal


Kolkata, West Bengal, India

The Rasmancha terracotta temple was built in 1600 CE under the rule of King Hambir Malla of Mallabhum region. The temple has a pyramid like structure on top and the middle part is designed in the form of Bengali Huts, also known as the Bengali Chala Architecture. The arches below resemble the Islamic architecture. During the Vaishnava Ras festival, all the Radha Krishna idols of Bishnupur town used to be brought here to be worshipped. It is believed that this annual festival was active till 1932. It is now an ASI protected monument.


  • Title: Rasmancha Temple of Bishnupur in West Bengal
  • Rights: Banglanatak.com

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