Category West Bengal

Bishnupur : The Terracotta Temple Town

Bishnupur literally means ‘city of lord Vishnu’. Bishnupur is located 132 km from Kolkata and it is the headquarters of the Bishnupur subdivision of Bankura district (WB). The Rajas of Bishnupur were known as ‘Malla’ and their kingdom ‘Mallabhom’ (মল্লভূম). ‘Malla’ means ‘strongman’ or ‘wrestler’. The patronage of Malla king Veer Hambir and his successors… Read More

Pancharatna Ratneswar Shiva Temple, Murshidabad : Demolition by Neglect

‘Demolition by neglect’ is the term we can safely use to describe our attitude toward nation’s historical and cultural heritage. Barring a few historical sites, many lie neglected in different corners of our beautiful country. We willfully allowed many of our heritage buildings to crumble. We forget that historic buildings are physical links to our… Read More