Bardhhaman Districts of West Bengal at a Glance

About Bardhhaman Districts :

Bardhhaman district extends from 22o56′ to 23o53′ North latitude and from 86o48′ to 88o25′ East longitudes. Lying within Burdwan Division, the district is bounded on the north by Dumka (of Jharkhand), Birbhum and Murshidabad, on the east by Nadia, on the south by Hooghly, Bankura and Purulia and on the west by Dhanbad (of Jharkhand) districts. The district extends over an area of 7024 Sq. Kms and the population of the district is 772366 as per 2011 Census. The district is divided into 6 Subdivisions 31 Blocks and 2529 Villages. The district of Burdwan is predominantly agricultural in its eastern part and highly industrialised in the west. It is called “rice plate” of Bengal for its abundant agri-fields and huge production of rice. In tourism scenario, the district of Burdwan in the state of West Bengal has great potential. The District is commonly known for its beautiful Maithon dam reservoir in Asansol, the technological marvels of the Meghnad Saha Planetarium, the Krishnasayer ecological park or sophisticated Burdwan Science Centre. But there are many sites in the district enriched for their historical, cultural, religious importance or scenic beauty or as birds sanctuary or hot spring etc.

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Tourist Places :

Tomb of Sher Afgan, subject of Akbar the Great & Kutubuddin, Subedar of Bengal. (Burdwan Municipality)

Tomb of Khwaja Anwar, the famous Mughal Warrior. (Burdwan Municipality)
The temple Goddess Kali, associated with the famous devotee poet Kamalakanta. (Burdwan Municipality)
A building of Archeological interest built in the early 18th century by Murshidkuli Khan, the then Subedar of Bengal. (Katwa Municipality)
The Idol of Lord Siva in the temple is of definite archeological interest, and believed to be of the Pal Age.(Mangalkote Block)

Temple of presiding Goddess Siddheswari Ambika, surrounded by Siva Temple. Famous for Terracotta works.(Kalna Municipality)
Built by Brajakishori , mother of Kirtichand , notable for its Teracottaworks. (Kana Municipality)
This terracotta temple houses 10 armed idol of Shyamarupa made of Marbel stone, and was built more than 1000 years ago. (Kanksa Block)
This huge temple of burnt bricks towers to 200 feet in height and is distinct by its architecture and engravings. (Kanksa Bolck)
This Siva temple has an unique architectural feature and was reportedly built to protect the village from the attack of Bhaskar Pandit who was an worshipper of Siva. (Kanksa Block)
The Burnt- brick temple built in the Bankura-Bishnupur style attracts tourist by its unique structure & terracotta works. (Asansol MC)
This 35 feet high stone temple , the only of its kind in the area, believed to built during the Pal Age, houses an idol of Lord Narayana.(Asansol MC)

A beautiful lake & park adjacent to Burdwan University with an aquarium, boating facilities and other attreations.
(Burdwan Municipality)
A big and beautiful lake excavated by queen Brajakishori in the heart of the Town. (Burdwan Municipality)

A historical Monument constructed by Maharaja Bijoychand of Burdwan to welcome Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of Bengal at the entrance of Burdwan Town Now Known as Bijoy Toran. (Burdwan Municipality)

A Planetarium of International Slandard , one of the best in Asia near the University Complex, Golapbag.
(Burdwan Municipality)
A Science Museum of Excellence standard near the Burdwan University Complex , Golapbag. (Burdwan Municipality)
The village resembles a fort and it is believed that the famous Naihati Fort was situated here. Noted for its 500 year old fair.(Ketugram -II Block)
At the confluence of rivers Ajoy and Kunur, Ujani, believed to be the Capital of Vikramaditya is today’s Kogram. The Dhanapati Saudagar of Chandimangal fame also used to stay here. A temple of Goddess Chandi can also be seen here. Believed to be one of the Satipiths (Mangalkote Block)
A palace of the Mahara of Burdwan still attracts a large number of visitors by its grandeur. The Lalji Mandir , Pratapeswar Deul and Krishnachandraji Temples inside the complex attract tourists. (Kalna Municipality)
A cluster of reverine isles and oxbow spread across 20 Sq KMs on the meandering course of river Ganga. Nearly 73 species of migratory birds arrive in winter and stay upto month march.
The Durgapur Deer Park can be a real attraction to wild life lovers. (Durgapur MC)
Tha Nachan Bird Sanctuary is also a treat to wild life lovers. (Durgapur MC)

The Maithon Dam and its adjacent  reservoir and picturesque surroundings make it an ideal resort. (Salanpur Block)
The birth place of Nazrul Islam maintained by Nazrul Academy. There is an Youth Hostel here. The village is famous for stone carving. (Jamuria)

The palace of the Maharaja of  Burdwan ,presently used by the University. (Burdwan Municipality)

Believed to be the Head Quarters of Sasanka, the king of Gour, formerly known as Karna-Suvarna, here lies the Kankaleswari The deity resembles a human Skeliton. (Burdwan Municipality)
The beautifully constructed temple resembles the Orissa pattern of “ Rekh” temples and is believed to be constructed in the 10th century. (Memari – I Block)
The native village of Kasiram Das the noted Bengali translator of the Mahabharata. (Katwa-II Block)
The remains of the fort of Sher Afgan and a huge lake can be seen here. (Andal Block)

Temple of the deity Sarbamangala presiding Goddess of the Burdwan Raj. Believed to have been found from the Sandbed of river Damodar. (Burdwan Municipality)
Constructed by Ajim-us-San, Grand Son of Aurangzeb, who was appointed as Subedar of Bengal, in the last part of the 17th Century. (Burdwan Municipality)
A Siva Temple where huge body of Siva Idol has been housed. There is  saying that Chand Sadagar Worshipped this Siva Idol. (Burdwan Municipality)

A complex comprising of 108 deities of Lord Siva housed in 108 temples in picturesque surroundings , a beautiful garden and a lake , constructed by Maharani Bishnu Kumari.
(Burdwan – I Block)
Tomb of Syed Md. Bahaman a contemporary of Syed Allauddin Hossain Shah. The adjacent Dorga is very popular to all communities. (Ausgram-II Block)
The temple of Goddess Chandi in the village attracts many tourists . it is locally believed that it is one of the 51 SatiPiths. (Memari- I Block)
A Baishnab Temple believed to have been visited by Sri Chaitanya and Keshab Bharati.(Katwa Municipality)
The Ashrama is believed to have been visited by Jagai & Madhai, the two disciples of Sree Chaitanya, and the Akhanda Kirtana there is reportedly continuing for more than 50 years. (Katwa Municipality)
A center of Baishnab Culture famous for congregation of Bauls every Baisakh. A temple of Khandeswari the presiding Goddess of the village also exists.
(Katwa Municipality)
Associated with Gouranga Mahaprabhu and famous for its Gopinath temple. (Katwa Municipality)
Srinibas, believed to be the 2nd incarnation of Chaitanya is stated to have lived here. The relics of his Sadhanpith can still be seen. This temple houses several wooden and stone idols. (Katwa Municipality)
A big banyan tree on the Dainhat Krishnanagar Road worshipped for centuries by people from far and near. (Katwa -II Block)
Gnandas the noted Baishnab poet was born in Kandra. His place of worship in the village still attracts large number of devotees from all over the country. (Ketugram-I Block)
A temple of Attahas, the Goddess of Sakti cult, also known as Fullora Attahas. Believed to be one of the 51 SATIPITHS. (Ketugram-II Block)
Another of the Satipiths, famous for its Yogadya and Siva temples. Also famous for its fair in Baisakh.
(Mangalkote Block)
Mahapravu is believed to have come to Kalna and the place where he stayed is known as Mahapravu Tala. There is a Gouranga Temple believed to have been built under instructions of Mahapravu.(Kalna Municipality)
Just opposite the Raj Bari is the 109 Siva temple built by Tej Chandra Bahadur in 1809. There are 74 temples in the outer circle and 34 in the inner. One another temple is outside the circles .(Kalna Municipality)
A beautiful temple was built by Lakshmi Kumari, Mother of Tilakchand in 1752. (Kalna Municipality)
Built bu Tulsidevi, companion of the consort of Tilakchand. (Kalna Municipality)
A noted Baishnab Centre. There are idols of Radha, Krishna , Kanai and Balai, and lord Siva. Also famous for a fair. (Kalna -I Block)

Rakhalraj is the most worshipped deity here. The wooden idol of Radhakanta is housed in a beautiful temple. (Kalna -II Block)
A 700 year old temple of Goddess Tarakshya, where the idol of the Kamale-Kamini style evokes curiosity. (Kalna Monteswar)
This village is stated to be one of the hide-outs of the Pandavas during their Agyatbasa has a very old temple with idols of the Pandavas. There also exist three Siva Temples. (Galsi-I Block)
The Pandavas are believed to have spent a few days here and the five brothers and mother Kunti established one Siva temple each here. (Andal Block)
The temple of Goddess Kalyaneshwari believed to fulfill the wishes of infertile women, is more than 500 years old. The idol is carved on a piece of stone. (Kulti Municipality)

The capital of King Mahindranath around the 11th century. The remains of Fort can be seen here. (Ausgram-II Block)
Relics of Chalcolithic age dating back to 2nd millennium BC in the valley of River Ajoy (Near Bhedia).
(Ausgram-II Block)

Raghvendra S. Chauhan

Hon’ble Mr.Justice Raghvendra S. Chauhan

Hon’ble Mr.Justice Raghvendra S. Chauhan: Born on 24th December 1959. Graduated from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA (USA) in the year 1980 and obtained LL.B. Degree from Delhi University, Delhi, in the year 1983. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Rajasthan Bar Council on 13.11.1983. Practiced in the Rajasthan High COurt from 1986 to June 2005 on the Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Service Law. Conducted cases for various private and public sector. Elevated as Permanent Judge on 13th June 2005. Took oath as Judge of Karnataka High Court on 10th March 2015

Kaptan Singh Solanki

Kaptan Singh Solanki

Constituency:

Party:Bharatiya Janata Party

Father’s Name:Shri Jimipal Singh

Mother’s Name:Shrimati Parvati Bai

Date of Birth:Friday, June 30, 1939

Birth Place:Garhpara, Distt. Bhind (Madhya Pradesh)

Spouse Name:Shrimati Rani Solanki

SONS : 0

DAUGHTERS : 0

State Name : Madhya Pradesh

Permanent Address:B-176, Akriti Garden, Kotra, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Present Address:140, South Avenue, New Delhi –

Email Id:ks[dot]solanki[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in

Education Qualifications:M.A., B.Ed. Educated at Vikram University, Ujjain, P.G.B.T. College, Ujjain and Maharani Luxmibai College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Positions Held:Aug. 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha
Aug. 2009 onwards
Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
April 2012 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (second term)
Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution