The train reached Bishnupur Station at around 9:30. It's a small yet peaceful train station. We decided to go to the Government Tourist Lodge before starting our journey through the history - firstly these lodges serve good hygienic breakfast and second, we were hoping to get some information about the places not to miss. Both … Continue reading Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 2 – My Travelogue
Whenever I had to catch an early morning train or flight I skip sleeping the night before. In fact, it's simpler than waking up and getting ready. It was not different that day. The whole night was spent watching movies. I took a shower at 4 in the morning and had breakfast in the food … Continue reading Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 1 – Its History
(The article is part of the series – The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) Despite the fact that the temple town of Bishnupur has a lovely exhibition of different styles of temple architecture of Bengal, a majority of the temples are built in Ek-Ratna style. While the largest of them, the Madan Mohan Temple, is built entirely … Continue reading The Nine Gorgeous Ek-Ratnas of Bishnupur
(The article is part of the series – The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) It is for sure that the craftsmen and architects of the Malla Kingdom of Bishnupur had done a lot of experiments with their buildings. While most of the early temples of the city were built with marvellous terracotta bricks, the later ones are … Continue reading Radhe Shyam Temple – The Photo Finish
(The article is part of the series – The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) Bangla style (also called the Do-Chala roof) of the roof is a unique component of Bengali Architecture. The low curved roofs with two-way pitching resemble the traditional mud cottages of Bengal. Since the roof - recreated with terracotta bricks is an identical replica … Continue reading Kesto Rai Temple- The Majestic ‘Jor Bangla’
(The article is part of the series - The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) 'Pancha Ratna' - in Bengali means Five Star. Though Pancha Ratna is a style of building in vernacular Bengali architecture, these buildings are so amazing that they deserve a 'five-star' tag. - PIN IT FOR FUTURE - Shyam Rai Temple of Bishnupur, … Continue reading Shyam Rai Temple – The spectacular Pancha Ratna
(The article is part of the series - The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) Rasmancha is the most amazing one among the terracotta temples in Bengal not just for its use but also because of its shape. The pyramidal shape of the roof of the temple is unique for the entire country and it can proudly … Continue reading Rasmancha – Bengal’s own Pyramid.
(The article is part of the series - The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) Bishnupur, located at about 130 kilometres from Kolkata, was the capital of the 'Malla' rulers. The zenith of the Malla dynasty was between 15th Century to 18th Century when a large part of Bengal (west of river Ganges) and Jharkhand was part … Continue reading Madan Mohan Temple – The Magnificant Ekratna