Madanmohan Temple in Bishnupur

Bishnupur Overview

Bishnupur, the temple town in the Bankura district of West Bengal is welcoming you with its lavish heritage, proud culture, brilliant architecture and tales of terracotta. Adi Malla established the Malla dynasty. Jagat Malla, the 10th Malla king shifted his kingdom to Bishnupur. Due to short supply of stone in Bengal, burnt clay bricks came as a substitute and architects of Bengal found the new way of a beautiful craft known as ‘Terracotta’. During the seventeenth century, the art of terracotta reached its highest peak. Raja Jagat Malla and his descendants built numerous temples made of terracotta and stone art.

Plan your holiday destination in this serene place that is world-famous for its ‘Baluchari’ saree and various forms of artifacts. Explore a town that speaks the language of terracotta. Live in the rich essence of Hindu mythology amidst innumerable architectural structures with majestic footprints of terracotta artwork. The variety of temples, whispering history and enchanting art-forms will surely give you goosebumps. .

Madanmohan Temple in Bishnupur

When you are in Bishnupur, this one pinnacled ‘Bishnu’ temple is a must-see. Certainly, the temple is one of the main structural forms carrying the message of the finest terracotta art in its body. Malla Raja Durjan Singh Dev established the temple in the name of Lord Madan Mohan in 1694. This is an active temple, till date.Madan Mohan Temple is located towards the North of the old city. The Malla rulers were followers of ‘Vaishnavite’ Hinduism which considers Lord Vishnu is the principal god and thus named their capital Bishnupur or Vishnupur. Madam Mohan Temple is dedicated to Radha & Krishna (the 8th Avatar of Vishnu). Sri Krishna was the tutelary deity of the Mallas.

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Madanmohan Temple in Bishnupur
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