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Kalachand Mandir

At a distance of 1 km from Jor Mandir Temples and 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Kalachand Temple is an ancient temple located in Bishnupur, West Bengal. 

Built in 1656 CE, the Kalachand Mandir was built by King Raghunatha Singha Dev I in the Ekaratna architectural style with laterite stone. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this is the last and the oldest of the laterite structures in Bishnupur. The temple stands on a square platform and the shrine is surmounted by a shikhara on a sloping roof. The frontal facade contains bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Krishna Lila, Puranas and contemporary life. This Ekaratna temple is enclosed by a double compound wall in bricks now in ruins. Sadly, the temple does not house any deity currently.

 

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