Photographer's Note

Another shot from Bishnupur, the land of terra-cotta temples. Bishnupur belongs to the terrain of Rahrbhum, the land of the red soil. It was also known as Mallabhum after the ruling dynasty of the Mallas (a name that means "wrestlers" and refers to the inhabitants' independent spirit). King Jagatmalla chose Bishnupur as the capital of his powerful kingdom in the 14th century and for four centuries art, culture and education flourished under royal patronage. This also extended to religious philosophy. The kings were greatly influenced by the Bengali Vaishnavite guru Sri Chaitanya, a follower of Krishna. The best examples of this are the terra-cotta relief panels of the temples carved with symbols of Krishna and his life story.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Roy (sabya26) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 1 N: 15] (335)
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