Nadia District of West Bengal at a Glance

About Nadia District :

The geographical boundary of Nadia district comprises Bangladesh in the East, Bardhaman and Hugli district on the West, Murshidabad district on the North and North West and North 24 Parganas towards South and South East. Situated on the main rail route connecting Howrah/Kolkata and New Jalpaiguri(NJP) including parts of North Eastern states, the Nadia district can easily be accessed by rail. Nadia is situated between 22º53? and 24º11? North latitude and 88º09? and 88º48? East longitude and about 390027 Sq Kms. in Area, this Ditrict is linear in shape with orientation of North-South. The District is Approximately 46 ft. above the mean sea level.Nadia remains evergreen with seasonal field crops throughout the year for its plenty of underground water and soil type (new alluvium). Almost all the important crops are profitably grown in this district the economy of which depends mainly on agriculture. Farmers of this district are progressive in mind to adopt new technology for development of agriculture. Nadia district has some important centres of pilgrimage and ancient learning like Nabadwip,Santipur and Mayapur, places of historical interest like Ballal Dhipi,Battle ground of Plassey,Krishnanagar Rajbari,Birth place of Poet Krittibas at Fulia and tourist spots like Bethuadahari Forest and Ghurni.

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Tourist Places :

Mayapur  :

Mayapur is situated on the opposite of Nabadwip across the river Bhagirathi. Some Schools of thought claim this place to be the actual birth place of Lord Sri Chaitanya

The ISKCON temple of A.C.Bhaktivedanta, the Saraswat Adwaita Math and the Chaitanya Gaudiya Math are the important temples at Mayapur. During Holi (DOL) festival Rashyatra Mayapur presents itself as a center of harmony, amity, fraternity and festivity

Ballal Dhipi :

Ballal Dhipi is located near Bamanpukur Bazar on way to Mayapur at a distance of about 25 K.M. from Krishnanagar. The excavation work was started here by the Archaeological Survey of India in the early 1980s, It revealed a unique structural complex covering nearly 13,000 Sq. meters. Centering around a mound (Dhipi) having a height of 9 metres.Ballal Dhipi is located near Bamanpukur Bazar on way to Mayapur at a distance of about 25 K.M. from Krishnanagar. The excavation work was started here by the Archaeological Survey of India in the early 1980s, It revealed a unique structural complex covering nearly 13,000 Sq. meters. Centering around a mound (Dhipi) having a height of 9 metres.
This complex identifies itself with the Vikramsila Vihar. Experts say that this side of Stupa (Vihar) of eighth / ninth century was perhaps a seat of learning and pilgrimage up to the eleventh century.

Krishnanagar :

Krishnanagar is the district headquarters situated on the bank of river Jalangi. Krishnanagar is named after Raja Krishna Chandra Rai (1728 – 1782). The Rajbari built here during the reign of Raja Krishna Chandra Rai is a prominent place of tourist attraction though the remnants of the past glory have been eroded  and only a dilapidated structure of the exquisite places with carving on its inner walls exists today.Krishnanagar is the district headquarters situated on the bank of river Jalangi. Krishnanagar is named after Raja Krishna Chandra Rai (1728 – 1782). The Rajbari built here during the reign of Raja Krishna Chandra Rai is a prominent place of tourist attraction though the remnants of the past glory have been eroded  and only a dilapidated structure of the exquisite places with carving on its inner walls exists today.
Krishnanagar was the birth place of the noted Poet, Composer and Playwright Shri. Dwijendra Lal Roy (1863 – 1913) whose contribution to Bengali Literature needs no mention. The Christian Missionaries attached much importance to Krishnanagar. The Protestant Church was built here during 1840s . The Roman Catholic Cathedral was built in 1898. The origin of famous clay models of Krishnanagar is
Ghurni. The clay model artists of Ghurni have won international repute and fame for their excellence in clay modelling

Districts of West Bengal at a Glance

Districts of West Bengal :

Sr. No Districts Name
01 Alipurduar
02 Bankura
03 Birbhum
04 Burdwan (Bardhaman)
05 Cooch Behar
06 Dakshin Dinajpur (South Dinajpur)
07 Darjeeling
08 Hooghly
09 Howrah
10 Jalpaiguri
11 Kalimpong
12 Kolkata
13 Malda
14 Murshidabad
15 Nadia
16 North 24 Parganas
17 Paschim Medinipur (West Medinipur)
18 Purba Medinipur (East Medinipur)
19 Purulia
20 South 24 Parganas
21 Uttar Dinajpur (North Dinajpur)

Asha Arora

Born on October 2, 1957, Asha Arora completed schooling from Loreto Day School Calcutta and was placed in the First Division in the Higher Secondary Examination. Graduated from the University of Calcutta and obtained L.L.B. degree from the same University.

Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of West Bengal on July 6, 1984. Appeared for the West Bengal Civil Service (Judicial) Examination in the Year 1985 and secured the First position on order of merit.

Joined the West Bengal Judicial Service on September 7, 1987 and was posted at different places in all the tiers of service. Was promoted to the cadre of District Judge in December 2002. Appointed as District and Sessions Judge, Nadia in the year 2011 followed by appointment as Registrar (Inspection) of the High Court  Calcutta.

Elevated as Additional Judge, High Court at Calcutta on 30th March, 2015

Appointed as Permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court on 06.10.2016