|3D Picture of Famous Gopal Bhar created by Me (Manash Kundu)|
Gopal Bhar, Indian Folktale
Gopal Bhar was a famous and legendary court jester in the court of Raja Krishnachandra, in medieval Bengal. In the 18th Century AD, the celebrated king of Nadia considered Gopal Bhar as a Navaratna in his court due to his intelligence. A statuette of the genius Gopal Bhar can still be found in Raja Krishnachandra`s palace. Various tales of his operations and escapades are recounted in West Bengal and Bangladesh. These have achieved the status of folklore and are commemorated in numerous short stories. The tales of his exploits are short, clever, humorous, striking and contain valuable social messages. Gopal Bhar is mostly known for several stories of his acumen and wisdom in which other courtiers and educated and smart men are outwitted by his presence of mind.