Rasmancha

Raasmancha

Bishnupur, Bankura, India

We all feel a sense of pride when it comes to the rich culture of India and don’t hesitate to brag about breathtaking monuments like The Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Meenakshi Temple and other such fantastic monuments and temples. But, there is much more in India, unexplored and unknown that meets the eyes. Lets talk about one such little known heritage of India and the story behind it – The Rasmancha.
Rasmancha is a historical building located at Bishnupur, Bankura district, West Bengal, India. It was commissioned by Malla king Vir Hambir in 1600 CE. During the Vaishnava Ras festival, all the Radha Krishna idols of Bishnupur town used to be brought here to be worshiped by the citizens.The annual festival was held till 1932 and then it was stopped. (http://www.sanskritimagazine.com/india/rasmancha-unique-pyramid-brick-temple-india/)

Raasmancha