The historical land of Bishnupur in Manipur is blessed with numerous heritage and religious sites. Amongst those many, one popular shrine in Manipur is Pancha Ratna Temple. Built by King Raghunath Singha, the temple boasts an ancient architecture and exhibits a cultural richness of those ancient days. At present, Pancha Ratna is technically not serving as a temple, but a preserved heritage site in Manipur. The temple attracts oodles of travellers from far and wide that come here to adore the resplendent architectural beauty of this place. The present structure of the temple is enclosed by an exquisite garden from where one is supposed to explore the beauty of this monument as it is not allowed to enter the temple premises. The entire structure of the temple is protected by a rope fencing which helps to preserve the historical grandeur of the Pancha Ratna Temple. Besides, the interior and exterior are something which gathers the eyes of a lot of visitors. The terracotta designs that are beautifully carved on the walls of the temple fetch tourists from far and wide places. Some of the tourists come to perform pilgrimage or paying homage, while, other tourist visits just gaze upon the surreal beauty of this historical monument in Manipur.
Built by the King Raghunath Singha, Pancha Ratna Temple in Bishnupur, Manipur is standing on an elevated platform. The architecture of the magnificently built temple includes ambulatory pathway along with a porch (the tradition thatched huts of the region) with three arches on the four sides of the temple. The shikhara in the centre is octagon in shape, whereas, the other four shikharas are square in shape. Besides, the wall of the temple is ornamented with terracotta carvings that depict the different aspects of the life of Lord Krishna.
All Days from sunrise to sunset
Best Time to Visit
The temple of Pancha Ratna can be visited any time during the year. However, as per the weather condition of the region, it is ideal to visit the temple somewhere between October and March.
- For Indian visitor: 25 INR
- For Foreigner: 300 INR