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The picture was taken in front of JOR BANGLA TEMPLE at Bishnupur in West bengal.This horses are well known for its "terra cotta"
terra cotta- means, the two words have been derived from Latin. The terracotta materials are made by properly refining the clay, which is then partially dried, cast and molded. The molded clay is thoroughly dried further and is placed in a kiln. It is then cooled and painted.
These horses are the highlight of the district and in fact it is the Bankura Horse that put Bankura on the art & craft map of India. In fact such is the popularity of the Bankura Horse that it is the symbol of Indian Handicrafts.
BISHNUPUR-Bishnupur was ruled under the Gupta period by local Hindu kings who paid tribute to Samudra Gupta.Following a long period of obscurity, where the land oscilated between being a minor independent principality and a vassal state . The land is also called Mallabhum after the Malla rulers of this place. The Malla rulers were Vaishnavites and built the famous terracotta temples during the 17th and 18th century at this place. The terracotta temples here are the best specimen of the classical style of Bengal architecture.

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