BISHNUPUR

Bishnupur : Yes you are reading about the Temple Town Of West Bengal

Bishnupur is situated in Bankura District of West Bengal. The city is famous for its ancient Hindu temples of Shri Radha Krishna made by Terracotta art. The city is also known as land of Terracotta art. Bishnupur the name itself tells its meaning. Lord Krishna is one form of lord Vishnu. So the city name tells us that its a land of Lord Vishnu. Here total 10 ancient temples are situated which is now declared as national monuments of India.

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Terracotta Art

Terracotta Art is very famous in West Bengal and holds a very strong value in West Bengal. West Bengal is very reach in art and culture. The state is very rich with its ancient history and architecture. Terracotta art is very different from other art of architecture.

In ancients days terracotta brick was used as a substitute of stones to complete supply chain demand of stone in West Bengal. The terracotta bricks are made by red soil after heating.

If you want to see the beautiful terracotta art then you should must visit the temple town Bishnupur where every brick tells a story.

How to Reach

By Air- The nearest airport to reach Bishnupur, Bankura is Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport, Kolkata. from there you can reach by train, bus, cab or by personal vehicle.

By train – If you are visiting from other state of India then first you have to reach Howrah and from Howrah you have to take conducting train to Bishnupur.

By Road – Bishnupur is well connected by road to Kolkata, Asansol, Durgapur, Bankura, Kharagpur and from other cities of West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Easiest way to reach Bishnupur from Kolkata

The most easiest way to reach Bishnupur from Kolkata is by train journey. Bishnupur is situated at a distance of 130 Km from Kolkata. Bishnupur is well connected to Kolkata by road.

Following are the train details to reach the temple town of West Bengal: Bishnupur from Kolkata:

Aranyak Express (12885) Leave Howrah at 7:45 (MTWTFS)

Rupasi Bangla Express (12883) Leave Howrah at 6:25 (Runs Daily)

Porbandar Kavi Guru (12950) leave Howrah at 20:10 (Sunday only)

Ranchi Intercity (18627) leave Howrah at 12:50 (SMT)

Purulia FS Express (12827) leave Howrah at 16:50 (Runs Daily)

Rani Shiromani Express (18003) leave Howrah at 17:50 (Runs Daily)

Easiest way to reach Bishnupur from Ranchi

The most easiest way to reach Bishnupur from Ranchi is by train journey. Bishnupur is situated at a distance of 266 Km from Ranchi. Bishnupur is well connected to Ranchi by road.

Following are the train details to reach the temple town of West Bengal: Bishnupur from Ranchi

Howrah Intercity Express (18628) leave Ranchi at 5:40 (SMT)

Hatia Kharagpur Express (18036) leave Ranchi at 9:40 (Runs Daily)

Kharagpur Memu Express (18086) leave Ranchi at 15:40 (Runs Daily)

Detailed Information about Bishnupur

Bishnupur is famous for its terracotta temples and Baluchari Saree. Visit here to see the Bengal art, culture, rituals, tradition and life style. Famous terracotta ancient temples are situated in Bishnupur which are dedicated to Shri Radhe Krishna and these temples are honored as National Monuments of India. Bishnupur the temple is a perfect place to have a visual view of Indian Devine Culture. Every year lakhs of visitors visits this place to see our ancestors amazing work.

Travel Expenses to Visit Bishnupur

Apart from train / bus ticket fare Rs.1500 is enough to roam in Bishnupur for one person. Auto booking charge Rs.300-Rs.600. Entry fee to enter in the Rasmanch temple Rs.25. Food/Beverages depends on you how much you can eat. Charges are very reasonable in every hotel. We had fish curry with rice and vegetable in Rs.130 . Baluchari Saree starts from Rs.5000 . Mud utensils and other decorative items starts from Rs.10 to thousands. So keep the money in your pocket and reach the place Bishnupur. I wish you happy journey.

Famous Temples of Bishnupur

  1. Shyam Rai Temple
  2. Jor Bangla Temple
  3. Madan Mohan Temple
  4. Lalji Temple
  5. Radha Shyam Temple
  6. Dalmadal Canon
  7. Rasmanch
  8. Maa-Mrinmoyee Mandir
  9. Chinmasta Temple
  10. Jormandir
  11. Gate of Old Fort

Shyam Rai Temple Bishnupur

The temple is dedicated to Lord Radha Krishna and build by Maharaj Raghunath Singh in the year 1643. On the wall of this temple you can have a look of floral designs, story of Krishnaleela, Mahabharat and Ramayana, scenes of social life and stories of saiv or sakta legends are also drawn here. This temple is declared as national monuments of India in 1913.

Jor Bangla Temple Bishnupur

This temple looks like a combined form of two huts. So named as Jor Bangla. This temple is made by Maharaj Raghunath Singh in the year 1655. And is famous for its terracotta art presenting scenes of Ramayana, Mahabharat and Krishna Leela. This temple is declared as National Monuments of India in the year 1913.

Madan Mohan Temple Bishnupur

Madan mohan temple is very popular in Bishnupur. And is beautifully crafted by terracotta paintings showing scenes of Mahabharat and Ramayana. This temple is dedicated to Lord Radha Krishna. And Radha Krishna statue is dedicated to Lord Radhakrishnan. And Radha Krishna statue is situated inside this temple. One tulsi plant is planted in the garden area.

Lalji Temple Bishnupur

This temple is made by Raja Veera Singh in the year 1658. This ek ratna temple is made by using Laterite stone. On the top of this temple one sapt rath shape durg is present. This temple is declared as national monuments of India in 1914.

Radha Shyam Temple Bishnupur

This temple is made by Raja Chaitanya Singh in 1758. This temple is dedicated to Lord Radha Krishna. The temple was closed during our visit for maintenance work.

Dalmadal Canon Bishnupur

This canon was used many times for war. This canon is made up of Iron and is 3.8 meter long and 20 cm wide. It is made by Malla kings and may be the largest canon at the present time.

This canon is declared as national monuments of India in 1931.

Rasmanch Bishnupur

This temple is made by using laterite stone and it looks like a piramid in a shape. Till 1935 Vaishnav Ras Utsav was being organized here. And Radha Krishna idols from all other temples was being bought here for this occasion.

This temple was declared as national monuments in the year 1914.

Maa Mrinmoyee Mandir Bishnupur

This temple is also called as Rajbari and is more than thousand year old. People visit here from all over India during Durga Puja.

Chinmasta Temple Bishnupur

This temple is dedicated to Maa Chinmastika one form of Maa Parvati and is very ancient.

Jormandir Bishnupur

Here three temple are almost same in shape, color and design and in group called as Jormandir. These temples are made by Malla Kings in eighteen century. Two temples are little bigger in size in comparision to middle one. Here you can admire the stucco work on the wall of middle one temple showing the vision of Ramayan and Krishnaleela.

This temple is declared as national monuments in the year 1914.

Gate of Old Fort

This gate is made up of laterite stone. It have a pathway and it have rooms on both side inside it, which must have been used as a check point before entering the city. There is another arched gateway which is attached to the earlier structure. Earlier the fortified city can be accessed through this inner gate house. According to the locals it is built by Veer Singh in the 17th century. This fort was declared as National Monuments in the year 1913.

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Rajrappa Mandir | Maa Chinnmastika Mandir- 51 Shaktipeeth | रजरप्पा मन्दिर | मां छिन्नमस्तिके सिद्धपीठ

Rajrappa Mandir or Maa Chinnmastika Mandir is mainly dedicated to Maa Chinnmastika. Maa Chinnmastika is also one form Maa Durga. Her identification is she have three eyes and she hold a sword in her right hand and her head in left hand. Her left leg is outwards and she stands at lotus flower. God Kamdev and her wife Rati is in sleeping position in earth next to her leg. She wears garland made up of flower, snake and human heads. Her tounge is coming outwords. Her hairs are open and her appearance is very similar to Maa Kali.
From her cutted neck three sections of blood is coming outwords. Two blood sections are going on the mouth of her two freinds standing next to her Jaya and Vijaya. And one is going on Maa Chinnmastika mouth.

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Easiest way to reach Maa Chinnmastika Mandir

Maa Chinnmastika temple is situated in Ramgarh District of Jharkhand. Maa Chinnmastika Mandir is very well connected to roads. The temple is situated at a distance of 80 Km from Ranchi which is a capital of Jharkhand, from Bokaro 60 Km, from Dhanbad 96 Km and from Hazaribagh 75 Km. You can visit this temple at any time in a year. But you can get more number of visitors on full moon night (purnima), no moon night (amavasya), Saradiya Navratri, Chaitra Navratri and on Gupt Navratri.

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Maa Chinnmastika Mandir History

This temple is very ancient and by God Vishwakarma at Mahabharat time. In Veda and Purana Maa Chinnmastika name is mentioned. It is said that this holy place holds the second position in 51 Shaktipeeth. The steps near Damodar River is built on 22 May, 1972. Maa Chinnmastika is the Goddess of black magic. This temple is a center point of Tantra Mantra sidhi.

Maa Chinnmastika Mandir View

Maa Chinnmastika Mandir is red colored with multicolored gopuram towers. The temple is situated at a meeting point of two rivers Damodar and Bhairvi. These two river creates one small waterfall at their meeting junction. Four Yagya Kund is built at four corners of Rajrappa Mandir. Main mandir gate is facing towards east. The ancient pratima of Maa Chinnmastika is damaged by thief and at present new pratima is placed in main temple.

Rajrappa Fall at Maa Chinnamastila Mandir
Rajrappa Fall at Maa Chinnamastila Mandir

This temple is situated in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand. You can feel the Goddess power and some positive energy at this place. This place is full of natural beauty. These two rivers Damodar and Bhairvi puts some extra beauty in this place. You can enjoy boating also at Damodar River.

The temple corridor is very big and every essential items are easily available here. Many hotels for fooding and staying are available here. In recent years this place is emerged as tourist spot.

Here devotees come for Hindu marriage, Mundan Sanskar, Engagement, New Vehicle Puja and for bali puja. In average every day around devotees offer 100-150 animal here for bali puja. Here many shelters are available at reasonable charges for staying and preparing prasad.

Aprat from Maa Chinnmastika temple many other temples like Sun temple, Maa Kali temple, shiv temple, 10 Mahavidya Mandir, Navlakha Mandir, Shiv Parwati Mandir are present. Two ponds are available inside the temple campus. One is dedicated to Maa Chinnmastika and one for Maa Kali. This ponds are not for human use.

Maa Chinnmastika

Maa Chinnmastika have three eyes and she hold a sword in her right hand and her head in left hand. Her left is leg is outwards and she stands at lotus flower. God Kamdev and her wife Rati is in sleeping position in earth next to her leg. She wears flower, snake and human heads garland. Her tounge is coming outwords. Her hairs are open and her appearence is very similar to Maa Kali. From her cutted neck three sections of blood is coming outwords. Two blood sections are going on the mouth of her two freinds standing next to her Jaya and Vijaya. And one is going on Maa Chinnmastika mouth.

One Day Maa Chinnmastika was taking bath in Bhairvi river with her two freinds Jaya and Vijaya. That time her freinds asked her food. So Mata Chinnmastika cut her neck by own and three sections of blood came out from her neck. One section of blood went in Jaya mouth, second section went in Vijaya mouth and the third section of blood went in Maa Chinnmastika mouth. So from thas time the devi is named as Chinnmastika.

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Ancient Story behind Chinnmastika Temple

In early days one king was rulling in Chotanagpur named Raj and her queen Rupma. That time this place was known as Rajrupma. And later it became Rajrappa. The King saw one very beautiful girls in his dream and she said to offer puja to her temple beside Damodar River. From next morning the King started puja in this temple and soon he blessed with a boy child.

The story of Maa Chinnmastika is written on Veda and Purana. And this holy place is declared as 51 Shaktipeeth. During Mahabharat time God Vishwakarma made this temple.

51 Shaktipeeth (शक्ति पीठ ) – When Bhagwan Shankar was taking the death body of Goddess Parwati that time her body part fall down in 51 places. And in these places mata pratima emerged by own. Kamakhya temple situated in Assam stands at the first place in these shaktipeeth and Maa Chinnmastika temple stands at the second place. Rishi muni visits these temple in special tithi for their tantra sadhna. The steps of Damodar river is called as tantrik ghat.

Here one male river (Damodar) meets with one female river(Bhairvi). Their meeting point creates one small waterfall called as Rajrappa waterfall. Here boating facility is also available in Damodar river. You can hire photographers at very reasonable price. Chinnmastika Mandir is also known as Rajrappa Mandir.

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How does Chinnmastika Maa looks?

Chinnmastika Maa have three eyes and she hold a sword in her right hand and her head in left hand. Her left leg is outwards and she stands at lotus flower. God Kamdev and her wife Rati is in sleeping position in earth next to her leg. She wears flower, snake and human heads garland. Her tounge is coming outwords. Her hairs are open and her appearence is very similar to Maa Kali. From her cutted neck three sections of blood is coming outwords. Two blood sections are going on the mouth of her two freinds standing next to her Jaya and Vijaya. And one is going on Maa Chinnmastika mouth.

Where is Chinnmastika Mandir?

Maa Chinnmastika temple is very well connected to roads. The temple is situated at a distance of 80 Km from Ranchi which is a capital of Jharkhand, from Bokaro 60 Km, from Dhanbad 96 Km and from Hazaribagh 75 Km.

Is Chinnmastika temple and Rajrappa temple same?

Yes Chinnmastika temple is known as Rajrappa temple.

Rajrappa Mandir is in which state?

It is situated in Jharkhand state.

Rajrappa Mandir is dedicated to which God?

Rajrappa Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Chinnmastika.

Why is Rajrappa temple famous?

Rajrappa temple is dedicated to Goddess Chinmastika and is one of among 51 Shaktipeeth. The name is mentioned in Veda and Purana is very ancient.

Is Rajrappa temple a shaktipeeth?

Yes Rajrappa mandir is among 51 shaktipeeth and it holds second position in 51 shaktipeeth queue.

How can I go to Rajrappa Mandir?

Maa Chinnmastika temple is very well connected to roads. The temple is situated at a distance of 80 Km from Ranchi which is a capital of Jharkhand, from Bokaro 60 Km, from Dhanbad 96 Km and from Hazaribagh 75 Km. In every usual day bus, tracker and other public transport is easily available from main cities of Jharkhand for Rajrappa temple. Also anyone can easily reach here by personal vehicle.

Mantra for Chinnmastika Mata?

श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं वज्र वैरोचनीयै हूं हूं फट् स्वाहा

What is Rajrappa Mandir puja timing?

Devotee can offer puja at Rajrappa Mandir from morning 4 AM. And everyday in evening everycan attend sandhya aarti around 6:30 PM.

Special days to offer puja to Goddess Chinnmastika?

Purnima, Amavasya and Navratri are special days to offer puja to Goddess Chinnmastika.

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The Beautiful Durga Mahadev Mandir in Ormanjhi Ranchi, Jharkhand

Durga Mahadev Mandir is newly built in and is situated near Ormanjhi Block Chowk. It will take half an hour to reach the temple from Ranchi Booty More Chowk. The temple is situated just behind the NH-33. The temple is beautifully crafted with Hindu God statues and is painted with red color paint. The temple campus is very big in size. So at one time a large number of devotee can visit the temple.

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Main Attraction of the Durga Mahadev Mandir

The main attraction of the temple is the temple architecture. The temple is very beautifully carafted with Hindu God statues. Here all form of Bhagwan Vishnu and Bhagwati Durga is crafted. Also great Hindu Rishi Muni and sarp raaj statues is also crafted. At the door of the main mandir two Garur Dev pratima is placed. One big size Nandi pratima is also placed which is facing towards Shivling.

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This Temple is dedicated to whom?

This beautiful temple durga mahadev mandir in ormanjhi is dedicated to God Shiva and Goddess Durga. In main mandir three pratima is situated. In middle Goddess Durga, in left hand side Goddess Gayatri and in right side God Hanuman. God Shiva is situated with shiv pariwar. Devotees cant touch the idols so Mata’s footprints is placed here to offer puja for all devotees.

Temple Coridor

Durga Mahadev Mandir coridor is very big. Whole walls are hand painted showing scenes of Ramayana, Krishna Leela and Durga Path. One yagya bhawan is also situated here. In ground floor of temple one big size hall is built. So that all kind of religious events can be organized here nicely.

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Happy Navratri Wishes, Messages and Quotes : Top 10 Durga Puja wishes to share with your loved ones

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  1. May Goddess Durga enter in your home with a good luck and prosperity. Happy Durga Puja to you and your family.

2. May Goddess Durga shower her blessings on you and your family. Happy Navratri!

3. May the nine forms of Durga enter in your home with good health and fortune. Wishing you a very Happy Navratri!

4. Nine forms of Goddess Durga comes with nine forms of blessings Fame, Name, Happiness, Education, Wealth, Prosperity, Health, Power and Commitment. This Navratri lets pray to this Devine form of energy and ask her blessings for ourselves and family.

5. May Goddess Durga help you to overcome from all problems and success in your life. Happy Navratri

6. Lets pray the Maa Durga in the form of MahaSaraswati for the knowledge, in the form of MahaLakshmi for the never ending wealth and money, in the form of MahaKali to kill all of your enemy. Happy Durga Puja 2022.

7. May Goddess Durga always protect you from evil eyes and give success in your study and career. Happy Dussehra.

8. May Goddess Durga always be protective for you and your family. Happy Durga Puja.

9. May Maa Vaishnavi always keep her hand on you and your family. Happy Durga Puja.

10. May Maa Durga shower her blessings with her ten hands on you and you succeed in your life with the never ending wealth.

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Navratri puja is one of the biggest festival of Hindus in India. In almost every part of India this festival is being celebrated. It fails two times in a year. One in the month of April and one in the month of October-November. Durga Puja which we celebrate in the month of April we call it Chaitra Navratri and which we celebrate in the month of November-December we call it as Navratri Puja. West Bengal is famous for its Durga Puja celebration and in Durga times many visitor visits Kolkata, Durgapur, Kharagpur and Asansol to enjoy the Durga Puja celebration. In Durga Puja we worship the nine form of Goddess Durga. 1. Maa Shailputri 2. Maa Bramhacharini 3. Maa Chandraghanta 4. Maa Kushmanda 5. Maa Skandmata 6. Maa Katyayini 7. Maa Kaalratri 8. Maa Mahagauri 9. Maa Sidhidatri. Since we worship the nine form of Goddess Durga in these nine days so we call the festival as Navratri. During the puja we read the story of the birth of these nine form of Durga and thank them for being our savior.

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Navratri Puja begins with the pratham tithi of Sukla paksha in Chaitra and Ashwin Month in according to the Hindu Calendar. People keeps fast of nine days in this festival and worship all forms of Goddess Durga with full dedication. During this time people eat pure veg food and fruits. First day we worship the Goddess Shailputri. Puja starts with kalash sthapana. Second day we worship Goddess Bramhacharini, third day Maa Chandraghanta, fourth day Maa Kushmanda, fifth day Maa Skandmata, sixth day Maa Katyayni, seventh day Maa Kaalratri, eighth day Maa Mahagauri and ninth day Maa Sidhidatri. On ninth day of Puja, people worship girl child age between 2 to 12 years in the form of Goddess Durga and offer her food, sweets, cloths and money. And ask her blessings. These puja teach us the importance of female in the world. During Durga Puja people from all part of India visits famous temples of Goddess Durga. Very large number of pilgrims visits 51 shaktipeeth of India during these days.

In east part of India a grand Durga Puja festival is being celebrated. Mostly in West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand very beautiful Durga Puja festival is being organized every year. Here people worship very big sized statue of Godess Durga. And also they build Puja Pandal every year to keep the Goddess Durga inside it.

In east part of India people do dandiya dance during Navratri. They offer this Dance form to worship Goddess Durga. In Dandiya people gather in very large numbers in any ground or pandal and offer puja to Goddess Durga. Then they play dandiya full night. Every age group of people take part in Dandiya. And they enjoy this festival to the fullest.

Ashwin Navratri Puja Dates in 2022

Ashwin Navratri Puja is starting from 26 September, 2022 and is ending on 5 October 2022. Kalash Sthapana is on 26 September 2022, Mahasaptami is on 2 October 2022, Mahaashtami is on 3 October 2022, MahaNavami is on 4 October 2022. Vijayadashmi is on 5 October 2022.