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Terracotta art : Jorbangla temple, Bishnupur ©Anupam

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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  • Uploaded on January 23, 2012
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    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