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  Bishnupur
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Jorebangla Temple of Keshta Rai
Built by King Raghunath Singha Dev II in the 17th century. The elaborate terracotta carvings are put off by the top in the archetypal chala fashion of Bengal structural design.
Madanmohan Temple
King Durjana Singh Deva built the temple in 1694 AD in the ekaratna fashion, a four-sided figure flat-roofed building with carved cornices, surmounted by a summit. Striking carvings on the ramparts portray scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas.

 

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Jairambati & Kamarpukur
43 kms and 48 kms respectively. These two places are related with Shri Ramakrishna and his ensemble Shri Maa Sarada.
Mukutmanipur
82 kms. A barrier has been constructed crossways the rivers Kangsabati and Kumari. It is a charming spot for a calm holiday.

 
 

Bahulara
25 kms. The Siddheswar Shiva Temple of Bahulara is well recognized for its exclusive architectural fashion and delicate decoration of the temple walls. The Shaileswar Temple of Dihar, 8 kms from Bishnupur, is also an older temple.
Panchmura
21 kms. It is a famed place for the terracota Bankura Horse, a folk artifact and at the present the nationwide representation for Indian handicrafts.

 
 

Susunia Hill
50 kms. The illustrious rock inscription of Chandavarma can be seen on the parapet of a cavern. Here is an enjoyable holiday resort in wintry weather. It is in addition, a centre for rock mountaineering & trekking.
Ras Mancha (3 kms), Dalmadal Cannon, Jor Bangla Temple (5 kms), Madan Mohan Temple (5 kms), Malleswar Temple (6 kms), Lalji Temple, Mrinmoyee Mandir (3 kms), Shyam Rai Temple (7 kms), Malla King's Fort (3.5 kms), Jogesh Chandra Pura Kirti Bhavan Museum (Timmings 1000 to 1200 & 1400 to 1800 hours).

 
 

Specialities
Terracotta is the yardstick of Bishnupur. Apart from the temples, terracotta ceramic, artifacts and even ornaments prepared in this very conventional bits and pieces is well-known. Bishnupur is in addition acknowledged for its silk (tussar), chiefly the Baluchari Sarees. Bellmetalware, conch-shell jewellery is also accessible here.
Festivals & Fairs
There is a snake fiesta in August and the Bishnupur fair in December.

 
 

Jhapan (Shravana Sankranti/Mid-August)
Most significant celebration of Bishnupur is Jhapan, held in the splendor of Maa Manasa, the daughter of Shiva & deity of snakes. Jhapan represents the snake adoration sect in Bengal. It is mainly a provincial crop festival and directly related with the productiveness cult too. Amidst chanting of hymns in grandeur of Goddess Manasa, groups of snake charmers display tricks and feats with venomous snakes. Charmers, bring king cobras, spectacled and other cobras, vipers, kriats, pythons, rat snakes, vine and flying snakes, in baskets made of cane, bamboo or grass, to the old fortress land, attracts a large gathering every year.

 
 

Indra Puja (Bhadra/August-September)
One more lively event is held at Bishnupur with huge splendor. This is famous as the Indra Puja or the Indra Parab. On this event the Malla Raja of Bishnupur presents yellow turbans to neighboring Santal chiefs.
Gajan (March-April)
Gajan fair begins at the end of a week culminating in month long pastoral fairs on Shivaratri day and is a accepted fair of countryside Bengal. The fiesta at the Bahulara Siddheswar Shiva Temple (25 kms away) and the fair draws huge crowds from far-away places.

 
  Accommodation
For details contact
WBTDC Tourist lodge ph: 52013
PWDIB Kangshabati Project Rest House ph: 52013
 
 
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