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Jor Bangla Temple (Keshta Raya Temple), Bishnupur, Bankura District

Jor Bangla Temple (Keshta Raya Temple), Bishnupur, Bankura District

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(6)

Item number: 10036

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jor Bangla Temple (Keshta Raya Temple), Bishnupur, Bankura District, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1872. In his report of 1878 Beglar wrote "Bishanpur is famed as an old place, and certainly contains very many temples and other remains, but their age is not such as to merit detailed notice of them. They are almost all built in the Lower Bengal style, with curved roof lines, and the ornamentation consists generally of sculptured or moulded tile-work....The next temple, known as Kista Raya's Jor Bangla, is dated in Malla Sake or 961, the unit figure being somewhat doubtful.; the date is also given at length in the Sake era. The Rajas mentioned are Sri Vira Hambira Naresu and Sri Raghunatha Sinha; the date in Saje era corresponds to 1572 or 1573."

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