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Which place is famous for "terracotta"?
1. Kharagpur
2. Bishnupur
3. Bardhaman
4. Bolpur

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Bishnupur

The correct answer is Bishnupur.

  • Bishnupur is also well-known for the craftsmanship of its terracotta figurines, pottery, jewellery, and other decorative artifacts.
  • Terracotta Art is the earliest form of plastic art in which the Bengal artists excelled.
    • The art products in terracotta or burnt clay satisfied the creative impulse of the artists and also met the domestic and ritual needs of an ordinary man.
  • Bishnupur is situated in the Bankura district of West Bengal.
  • Bishnupur eventually became the capital of the kings of the Malla dynasty, who ruled over a region known as Mallabhum, covering modern-day Bankura, Onda, Bishnupur, Kotulpur, and Indas, till the first half of the twentieth century.
  • Terracotta Temples in Bishnupur:
    • Madan Mohan temple
    • Shyama Raya temple
    • Radha Shyaam temple
    • Nandalal temple
    • Rasmancha
    • Jor Bangla or Keshto Raya temple

  • Bolpur is famous for Santiniketan.

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