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General view of the Rasa Mancha Temple, Bishnupur 1000333420

Photograph of the Rasa Mancha Temple at
Bishnupur, taken by Walter Campbell in c.1869. The temples of
Bishnupur were built under the Malla rulers of Bengal, fervent
adherents of the Vaishnavite movement which flourished in the area
from the fifteenth century onwards. The Rasa Mancha temple was
built by the ruler Bir Hambir in the early seventeenth century. The
temple is not dedicated to a particul…