Bishnupur was ruled by the Malla kings for several decades and hence it is also known as Mallabhum. The temples of Bishnupur were built by the Kings Veer Hambir, Raghunath Singha and Bir Singha around 16th and 17th century. The temples are scattered in Bishnupur town.
Bishnupur was ruled by the rulers of Mall Dynasty during 17th and 18th century. The Mallas were great admirers of art and culture and they constructed a number of temples in this area. Their work is also seen at some places in Bankura and Kalna.