Dalmadal Kaman Canon

Dalmadal Kaman Canon, Bishnupur: Address, Dalmadal Kaman Canon Reviews: 3.5/5

Dalmadal Kaman Canon
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Kaushik_Basu_1969
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,005 contributions
The mythical cannon
Mar 2019 • Family
Yes, this is really a mythical cannon. As per local belief, Lord Madan Mohan used to actually fire the cannons in the battles. The cannon is bang adjacent to the Chhinnamasta Temple. A real huge cannon, one of the icons of Bishnupur town.
Written March 21, 2019
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Royadip
Pune, India1,602 contributions
Could have a better exhibit
Jan 2019 • Couples
This canon is from the ear of Bir Hambir and one of the two biggest canon (Kaman in Bengali) in Bengal. However, this historic item is poorly kept and needs immediate attention.
Written February 9, 2019
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neeleshkulkarni
New Delhi, India584 contributions
a casual walk through
Aug 2018 • Couples
a canon which defended the local raja from the maratha attacks is exhibited on the way back from the Maa chinmasta temple to the main town.
Like any other canon seen in other forts but ok to stop by for a few minutes to take pictures
The locals seem to think its a great thing but you don't have to go looking for it.
Written November 8, 2018
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Tapojyoti Bhattacharjee
Jamshedpur, India218 contributions
A giant cannon on display
Sep 2018 • Family
This is one of the important historical attractions of Bishnupur, situated at the Chhinnamasta road. This was built by a Malla King in the 17th Century to protect his kingdom from invaders.
Written October 3, 2018
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arka_ad
Kolkata (Calcutta), India236 contributions
A symbol of bravery
Apr 2018 • Family
This huge cannon is the example of bravery, spirit & artisan of Malla Kings ruling over the place. This iron made cannon build in 16th century to combat with external invaders at a time when there was no advanced way to extract metal from iron ore. The cannon is 3.8 Mtr long & more than 12 MT in weight and made with a cost of more than Rs. 1.25 lacs at that time.

There is a myth that during attack of Maratha warriors in 17th century, lord Madan Mohan, the god worshipped by the Malla Kings, himself fought by this cannon to save the the city.

Presently the canon is kept at a square shaped courtyard within the city locality in between Rasmancha & Jor-Mandir Group of Temples. The place is maintained by ASI. There are few stalls at adjacent area selling local handicrafts, a bargain deal from there may be useful to collect some memento/ show piece.

Out of surrounding remarkable 'Terracota' temples, this is a different face of Malla Kings & a stop over for 15 minutes is enough to reveal the same.
Written July 30, 2018
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Paul R
Wellingborough, UK595 contributions
As a change from terracotta temples....
Dec 2017 • Solo
This large canon, historically interesting though it is, is just a canon. Don't get me wrong, I like a good canon but wouldn't go out of my way to see a solitary example sitting on a plinth in a smal town in West Bengal. However, since this one is right in the middle of the likeable small town of Bishnupur and within easy walking distance of the attractive and interesting Terracotta Temples that are dotted around the town, you may as well stop and have a quick look at it. More rewarding as part of the whole Bishnupur experience.
Written March 2, 2018
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Nilmani G
Bankura, India23 contributions
Canon used by Malla kings
Dec 2017 • Solo
This canon, made wholly of wrought iron was probably the largest canon used by the malla kings. During the regime of malla king Gopal Singha, the tutelary deity of malla kings Lord Madan Mohan used it against Bhaskar Rao, commander of the Maratha invaders.
Written January 27, 2018
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swamiji
Surat, India515 contributions
Marvel
Jan 2018 • Friends
Made of wrought iron, around 350 yrs ago, it hasn't yet rusted though kept exposed to elements. It was manufactured to thwart maratha attacks. And fired only once. British retrieved it from ditch and placed it securely where it still rests. Marvel by technological standards, another such canon is in Murshidabad, constructed by same Smith.
Written January 5, 2018
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Arijit Basu
Kolkata (Calcutta), India170 contributions
Nice metal cannon.
Dec 2017 • Family
A local king made this cannon on 1742 , it is 3.8 meter in length and diameter is 30 cm. It is just beside of Chinnamasta Temple. It is made of fine iron and no rust on the canon.A must visit spot in Bishnupur. No entry fees required.
Written January 2, 2018
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SauravNag
Pune, India594 contributions
A metal cannon
Oct 2017 • Family
A small metal cannon.Not so attractive. People come to see this but not much to see. No guard in place
Written December 17, 2017
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