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Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
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Vishupur - Ras Mancha Mandir

The Bengali temples present a characteristic style, although bereft of sky-high towers, imposing dimensions, enclosing in their vast campus, several mini-shrines beautified with sculptured murals. Their architectural style is refreshingly simple and emotionally sublime. The dominating feature that strikes the eye is the terracota reliefs of the adorable gods and goddess involving themselves in various activities either jointly with humans, or singly by themselves. Many of the temples testify to their simplicity exuding divinity.

Among such temples, the Ras Mancha can be singled for its characteristic unostentatious style, but with a difference. Despite sharing the essential features of Bengali type, of architecture, it resembles the dwar-sized pyramid. It is a uniqueness worthy of mention. This archamurti, of course, is their favourite God-Krishna, who with enchanting features lifts the souls of viewers at first sight itself. This was built as far bark as in 1857 by a devout philanthropist called Bir Hambir. Their traditions and ritualistic worship following a set pattern widely differ from the South Indian style. This temple in particular has certain hoary traditions that compel attention. Among them, this was intended to be the meeting place of all the Vaishnavate deities of the surrounding temples. They are brought here in majestic procession with blowing of trumpets and playing of several musical instruments on the day of annual Ras festival celebrated with great pomp and splendour. The lusty participation of huge crowds in several activities reflects its devotional fervour meriting emulation.

This lies at 3 km off Vishnupur, linked by all kinds of transport facilities from Calcutta. 

Vishupur - Madanmohan Mandir

This is a characteristic type of Bengali mandir, proudly displaying several terracota panels, illustrating many awesome episodes from the epics of great renown. This was built by Durjan, a king towards the end of seventeenth century to be, precise in 1694. The presiding deity is Lord Krishna in his bewitching form tastefully adorned with dazzling jewels and colourful garlands. This incidentally, is the largest, well-built and much frequented temple at Vishnupur, the premier seat of Vaishnavism dotted with over a dozen Hindu temples beckoning ardent attention. Regular worship is offered with rituals due. The annual festivals lure thousands of Krishna bhaktas and their devotional zeal merits adoration. This temple is of modest dimensions stands on a 16 meter square plinth and is adorned with 12 meter facade quite decent to look.

This lies in Vishnupur, connected by four wheelers from Calcutta.

Vishupur - Lalji Mandir

This much-frequented holy mandir of laterite construction has an attractive tall Sikhar beckoning attention for miles afar. It partakes a combination of commendable styles, the unique models of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is the precious gift by the pious Mall kings to Hinduism, whose patronage of fine arts received monumental encomiums from art-critics and historians as well. It was built in the 18th century. The Presiding deity - Krishna adorned with colourful costumes and glittering ornaments costs a spell on the devotees and with his characteristic sweet smile establishes communion at first sight itself. This forms one of the very popular Murali Mohan, Radheshyam, Madanagopal group of temples and enjoys a steady stream of devotees on all days. The annual festivals draw huge congregations of pious theists, who lustily participate in several prayer services.

In lies in Vishnupur, linked with neighbouring towns, like Digha and Dargapur by four wheelers.


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