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Apr 5, 2016

Shyam Ray, Pancha Ratna Temple, Bishnupur, Bankura District, Bengal - 1869

Shyam Ray, Pancha Ratna Temple, Bishnupur, Bankura District - 1869

Photographer: Walter Campbell
The Shyama Raya temple, built by Ragunath Singha in 1643 AD, is a 'pancha ratna' or 'five towered temple'. It has a typical Bengali curved cornice and stands on a low platform. The terracotta relief panels are decorated with scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and from the life of Krishna.
Source: British Library