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The pyramidal Ras Mancha Temple, Bishnupur, Bankura District.

The pyramidal Ras Mancha Temple, Bishnupur, Bankura District.

Photographer: Beglar, Joseph David

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(7)

Item number: 10037

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the pyramidal Ras Mancha Temple Bishnupur, Bankura District, taken by Joseph David Beglar in 1872. General view of the temple, a stepped pyramid standing on an arcaded platform. Bengal list, pp. 16-17: "The temple is absolutely unique in style and architecture, not only in Bengal, but in India. Of minor brick buildings, this is the most worth preserving. It is a characteristic of the pyramidal temples of the Malla era; it is uninsribed." J.D. Beglar, Report of a tour through the Bengal provinces... (A.S.I. Vol. VIII, Calcutta, 1878), p. 205: "...I must not omit to notice the very curious pyramidal structure known as the Ras Mancha; a photograph of it has been taken."

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