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Malleswar Mandir

The Malleswar Mandir is a west facing laterite temple which us quite uncommon in Hindu dharma. It was built in 1622 by the then Mallabhum dynasty king Dhari Hambir Malla Dev (1620-1626) This temple is one of the earliest of Bishnupur and the only temple Bishnupur (literally Vishnu’s Abode) dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is square on plan and the original shikhara was replaced later by an octagonal tower.

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