Jor Bangla Temple - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Bishnupur Bus Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Rasmancha

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Jor Bangla Temple is an ancient temple located in Bishnupur, West Bengal. It is one of the top historical places in West Bengal and among the best places to experience Bishnupur tourism.

Also called Yorubangala, the Jor Bangla Temple in Bishnupur was built by King Raghunath Singha Dev II in the year 1655 CE. It is one of the few temples of Bishnupur which is in good condition. It is richly ornamented with terracotta carvings. The temple is known for its classic chala style of Bengal architecture. Made of laterite bricks, the temple has an appearance of two thatched huts joined together and surmounted by a single tower. One of the two huts serves as a porch, while the inner hut functions as the shrine. There is the idol of Shadbhuja (6 hands) of Shri Chaitanya in the prayer room which is not worshiped anymore.

The Jor Bangla Temple is famed for its opulent terracotta structure and delicate carvings on the walls. The carvings on the walls depict episodes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other prominent holy Hindu scriptures. One can also see other paintings and sculptures include royal hunting sights, musicians and dancers. This temple attracts massive numbers of devotees along with a number of students and archaeologists, who are interested in ancient architecture.

Visitors can get the entry tickets for all the Bishnupur temples from Rasmancha including this one. Else, visitors are not allowed to enter inside the temple.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM