Terracotta art : Jorbangla temple, Bishnupur ©Anupam

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Jorbangla temple, also known as Kesta Rai temple was erected by the Malla King Raghunath Singha in AD 1655 as evidenced from inscription affixed on the front facade of the temple. The temple, facing south is raised on a square platform in the form of a pair of hut-shaped structures with sloping roofs joined together and surmounted by a charchala sikhara on the top.Both the exterior and interior walls depict exquisite and elaborate terracotta ornamentation. These terracotta panels narrate scenes from the epics, Krishnalila, hunting scenes, various other depictions of contemporary social life etc. The excellent quality of art on this temple endows it as one of the finest among the terracotta temples of West Bengal.

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Comments (74)

eric-bretagne-29 on May 23, 2012

very nice dear friend like best regards eric

H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu on June 9, 2012

Çok güzel çekim,harika görüntü.LIKE.Selamlar

诸相非相 on July 29, 2012

Great architecture, Greetings from China by 诸相非相。

Jaroslav Klečka on August 13, 2012

Wonderful portal, excellent late afternoon light, marvellous capture. I Like+Fav it. Greetings from Czechia, Jaroslav Thank you for your last visit and all 3 kind comments.

>| Micha |< on September 9, 2012

Hello Anupam,

formidable monument. Great + 'like'

Best wishes Micha

nino evola on October 1, 2012

Excellente capture and very nice photo.

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A dear greetings from italy


RNLatvian on July 24, 2013

Really beautiful! Like! Greetings!

Thanasis Germanos on September 20, 2013

Beautiful detail. LIKE Greetings Thanasis

My Belgrade on October 15, 2013

Lepa slika. L+F Pozdrav. Nenad

Bach Quatre on February 5, 2014

Magnifica foto. Like.

Saludos, Ernesto.

Sebastian “Käptn” Is… on March 15, 2014

Wonderful photo 12/62

Haokmtu on March 16, 2014

Very beautiful architektura , very nice picture



Add Page on April 14, 2014

Beautiful carvings! Like.

Sergey Brandys on August 26, 2014

Hello Anupam. Great picture. LIKE. I love India! Welcome to my photo galleries - INDIA, UKRAINE and others. Best regards, Sergey.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 23, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Anupam Mukherjee
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
    • Taken on 2012/01/22 15:26:01
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 20.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: -2.00 EV
    • No flash