History and Tourism of Garhbeta

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How to Reach

From Santragachi Station, you can board the Rupasi Bangla Express in the morning or From HWH Station you can board the Puruia Express in the afternoon to reach Garbeta station.or You can board the Aranyak S.F. Express in the morning from Shalimar Station or Santragachi Station in the Morning to reach Garbeta Station.and you can also board the Shalimar Adra Rajya Rani Express in the morning from Shalimar Station to reach Garbeta Station.

From there, hire an auto/rickshaw/tootoo/Maruti Taxi to reach Gangani field. Buses are also available from Howrah, Kharagpur or and Midnapore.


 




Where to stay and have food




Transportation System Information of Garhbeta

গড়বেতার পরিবহন ব্যবস্থার যাবতীয় খোঁজ খবর

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History of Garhbeta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of the 15th century. The territory of the King of Odisha, Purusottam Gajapati was extended to Medinipur and Hoogly. One of his sons, Pratap Rudra Gajapati got the right to rule the area of Garhbeta. He was known as Gajapati Sing. His two chief courtiers were Upendra Bhatta who was saintly and Rajadhar Roy who was very skill in his office. The then Emperor of Delhi was Mamud Shah. He conferred the title of ‘king’ on Gajapati. Gajapati Sing died in 1420 A.D. Before his death Gajapati divided his kingdom between his two sons.

 

 

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The eldest son Dhanapati resided in the capital of Garhbeta. The youngest son Ganapati founded separate kingdom in Goaltore. Dhanapati suddenly died in 1440 A.D. Hambir Sing, the only son of Dhanapati succeeded the throne. He was drunken and disorderly. He reigned for five years. He built a fort named Hambir Garh. Now it is Hoomgarh. When Hambir died in 1445 A.D. his son Raghunath was minor. Ganapati Sing of Goaltore built a fort at Nayabasat. Ganapati died without any issue. Hambir’s son Ragunath Sing succeeded the entire kingdom of Bagri. The King’s mother,Kalyan Kumari kept a check on the kingdom on behalf of minor Raghunath. In 1470 A.D. Raghunath became adult and took over the charge of the Kingdom. He was an ideal and wise king. He built a recreation hall,a hall for prayer in the mouza of Malibagicha,a temple named Raghunath Bari.He introduced Dole festival of Sri Krishna Rai Jew. He divided land into three categories and collected, of production as revenue. To the north in the border of Malla Kingdom he installed military camp in Agragram (at present Agra). He extended his territory to Chandrakona. He had confrontation with the king of Maina. Bagri year started from 1481 A.D. Raghunath Sing was deeply shocked at the pre-mature death of his eldest son and this shock led him to death in 1540 A.D. After the death of Raghunath Sing his second son Chitra Sing became the king of Bagri. He was arrogant, proud, worthless and fond of luxury. He eloped a woman Tulshi by name and installed her in a palace built by him in a place to the South of Garhbeta. He used to go there every now and then. Gradually the place became populated. The present name of the place is Tulsi Chati. Oppression of Chitra Sing became unbearable to the subjects and they began to flee to the kingdom of the Malla King of Bishnupur. In 1548 A.D. the Malla King availabled himself of the chance and suddenly attacked the capital of Bogri. Chitra Sing was engaged in hilarity. Unprotected helpless king Chitra Sing committed suicide with his family jumping in the pond of the pleasure garden. Original king dynasty of Garhbeta ends here.

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Gangani - The Grand Canyon of Bengal, অপরূপা গনগনি

Gangani (The Grand Canyon of Bengal), Garhbeta – One of the most famous spot of Garhbeta is “Gangani”. Its a Natural Hill spot in the river bank of silabati, and also a very popular picnic spot locted in small town of Garhbeta, west Bengal, Paschim medinipur, In beyone days Garhbeta was prosperous settlement and town. Once it was under Bagri Pargana, Bagri is derived from Bakdihi.

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In ancient texts, Bakdihi is mentioned as ‘Bakdweep’. Garhbeta or Bagri has a keen relationship with the episode of Bak-rakshas (Bak, the demon) which is narrated in the Mahabharata.

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Either it’s nothing or it’s something more than extraordinary. That’s what I was thinking as I stood mesmerised on the field overlooking the colossal ruins of Gangani. It’s nature’s creation at its best. If you haven’t been to the US ever and want to see The Grand Canyon in miniature form, visit this place, at Garbeta in the district of West Midnapore.

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With the Shilabati river flowing through a 70ft-deep gorge and the adjoining places taking the form of different shapes and figures because of erosion, it’s a treat to the eye. The formations on the wall of the gorge spreading from east to west are something similar to the archaeological sculptures of Ajanta and Ellora but the only difference is that the ones at Gangani were not created by human hand.
There was a pagoda-shaped formation that caught my attention even from a distance. Unless known beforehand one would never be able to identify that it was an effect of erosion on rocks, not a manmade shrine! It’s really astonishing how effortlessly nature can make such creations.

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After taking a bird’s-eye view of the area for some time, I decided to get a closer look. The steps carved into the side of the hill made of red laterite soil took me down.As I moved slowly on the grassy field,various structures and sights came into view.
All the structures, namely fort, lion, ship, pillar and more, appeared very much alive. When I stood below the fort, I got the feeling that the guards from the pillars were shouting at me, forbidding me to move ahead. The lion sitting on the top of the wall seemed to be guarding the main gate of a palace.
As I was walking through the ruins, I felt as if I was transported to a historic age in a time machine. I went in front of the pagoda-like structure seen from the top and even a critical look up close could not disperse my feelings that it was not a real pagoda but a natural lookalike.

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After wandering for some time we sat on the bank of Shilabati, which was running almost dry. We saw some local people catching fish in the knee-deep water.
Afternoon had already passed and evening was approaching fast. The red colour of the walls of the gorge was further deepened by the rays of the setting sun. The whole place seemed to be on fire. Slowly the light died and soon an absolute darkness engulfed the place. We sat there wondering whether any modern laser show could match the lighting effect of nature we just witnessed.
Besides the field of Gangani, there are some other places like the Sarbamangala Mandir and Radhaballav Mandir,Krishna Rai Jiu at Bagri Krisnanagar that you can visit in Garhbeta. History and myths are attached with all of them.

Silabati River

The Silabati River (also known as Silai) originates in the terrain of the Chhota Nagpur Plateau in the Purulia district of the state of West Bengal in eastern India. It flows in an almost southeasterly direction through the districts of Bankura and West Midnapore. The Silabati joins the Dwarakeswar near Ghatal and afterwards is known as Rupnarayan.
It finally joins the Hooghly River, which empties into the Bay of Bengal.
Almost every year the Silabati causes flooding, particularly in Banka, Khirpai and Ghatal area. There is a small reservoir on the Silabati near Khatra known as kadam dewli dam where a canal from Mukutmanipur Kangsabati dam meets.

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Gangani Gallery



Maa Sarbamangala, Garhbeta সর্বমঙ্গলা মন্দির ,গড়বেতা।

রাজা বিক্রমাদিত্যর রাজত্বকালে বাগরি রাজ্যে এক যোগী (ঋষি) আসেন। তিনি এখানের প্রকৃতির সৌন্দর্য দেখে অবিভূত হয়ে , তার ধর্মীয় ভক্তি প্রদর্শন করার জন্য, তিনি সর্বমঙ্গল মন্দিরটি নির্মাণ করেন। তারপর রাজা বিক্রমাদিত্য গড়বেতা এসেছিলেন এবং মৃতদেহগুলির উপর ধ্যান (সবসাধনা) করার জন্য নিজেকে নিবেদিত করেছিলেন। তাঁর সাধনায় সন্তুষ্ট হয়ে দেবী সর্বমঙ্গলা তাঁকে তাল-বেতালের (তথাকথিত অতিপ্রাকৃত চরিত্র) উপর কর্তৃত্ব করার ক্ষমতা দিয়ে আশীর্বাদ করেছিলেন। দেবীর আশীর্বাদের সাফল্যের প্রমাণ দেওয়ার জন্য বিক্রমাদিত্য তাল-বেতালকে মন্দিরের মুখ দক্ষিণ থেকে উত্তর দিকে করার নির্দেশ দেন।

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​আদেশ অবিলম্বে কার্যকরী হয়। বেতালের নাম অনুসারে এই জায়গার নাম নামটি বেতা দেওয়া হয়েছিল। গুপ্ত যুগে কুমার গুপ্তের রাজত্বকালে তাঁর সৌজন্যে বেত্র বর্মা এই নগরটি প্রতিষ্ঠা করেছিলেন। সম্ভবত বেত্র বর্মা শহর রক্ষা করার জন্য একটি দুর্গ বা গড় নির্মাণ করেন। সম্ভবত প্রথম দিকে শহরটির নাম ছিল বেত্র-গড়। বেত্র-গড় শব্দটি সময়ের মধ্যে পরিবর্তিত হয়েছে গড়-বেত্রা ও পরে গড়বেতা হয়।

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Bagri Krishnarai jiu Temple, শ্রীশ্রী কৃষ্ণ রায় জিউ ঠাকুর

অনুমান করা হয় যে বগড়ী বিরাজিত ‘শ্রীশ্রী ঁকৃষ্ণ রায় জিউ ঠাকুর’ এই বিগ্রহটিকে শ্রী ধাম পুরী থেকেই আনা হয়েছিল সময়টাও আনুমানিক খ্রীষ্টিয় চতুর্দশ শতাব্দীর শেষ দশকে,
তারপর প্রায় ৭০ বছর পরে শ্রী রাধিকার মূর্তি প্রতিষ্ঠা হন, সেই সময় থেকেই বগড়ির রথযাত্রার সূত্রপাত।
রথটি কাঠের মিস্ত্রিগনতা তৈরি করতেন,রথটি কাঠের নয়চূড় বিশিষ্ট বিশালাকার ছিল, স্থানীয় সূত্রধর 
ছেতার মিস্ত্রীগন তা তৈরি করতেন ।

আগে শীলাবতী নদীর উত্তর পার্শে বর্তমান নিজ মন্দির থেকে ১কিমি পূর্বে ঠাকুরের মাসির বাড়ী ছিল,
এখানে যুগল মূর্তি রথের সময় ৮দিন অবস্থান করে নবম দিনে শুক্লা একাদশী তিথিতে পুর্নযাত্রা সম্পন্ন করে কৃষ্ণনগরে নিজ মন্দিরে অবস্থান করতেন,কিন্তু সেই মাসির বাড়ীর মন্দির শীলাবতী নদীর গর্ভে বিলীন হওয়ায় ১৯৩৮ সালে কেওটড়া গ্রামে বিখ্যাত অধিকারী পরিবার ঠাকুরকে মায়তা মৌজায় ১৩.১৭ একর পরিমান জমি দান করেন,(Deed No-111,Dated-28.1.1938),

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তারপর ঐ স্থানে তেলিবনি গ্রাম নিবাসী সরকারি কর্মচারী কৃষ্ণপ্রসাদ গোস্বামী মহাশয়ের অর্থানুকূল্যে একটি মাসির বাড়ীর মন্দির তৈরি হয়,

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তদবধি বগড়ীর রথযাত্রার নিজ বাড়ীতেই অনুষ্ঠিত হয়ে আসছে,বর্তমানে রথটি লোহার তৈরি প্রায় ২৫ফুট উচ্চতা বিশিষ্ট’১৯৭৮সালে প্রবল বন্যার পূর্বে ঠাকুর রথের সময় মাসির বাড়ীতে ৮দিন অবস্থান করে নবম দিনে নিজ মন্দিরে ফিরে যেতেন,

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কিন্তু বন্যায় কৃষ্ণনগর মন্দিরের প্রভূত ক্ষতি হওয়ায় রথের পর অগ্রহায়ন রাশযাত্রা পর্যন্ত মায়তায় মাসির বাড়ীতে অবস্থান করেন।

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** Bagri’s Krishnarai Jiu Temple – The temple is situated at the left bunk of river Silaboti. The first king of Bagri Gajapati Singha’s minister Rajyadhar roy built this temple.

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The idol of lord Krishnarai is made by black basalt stone,One more noted temple should be mentioned in this chapter.

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It is of Krishnavayjiu situated in a village, called Krishnagar, 10 k.m. from Garbeta. A Fair(Mela) is held here in the time of Holi

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Gangani - Other Tourist Attraction, অন্যান্য আকর্ষণীয় স্থান সমূহ

Raikota Fort

Remaining of Bagri kings capital and fort. The fort was having four main gates. Lal Darwaja, Rauta Darwaja, Pesa Darwaja and Hanuman Darwaja. There was seven ponds in the northern side of the fort – Jaltungi, Indra-Puskarini, Pathuria, Hadua, Mangala, Kobesh Dighi and Amra Puskarini. Ponds were made by (1555-1610) Bagri’s Chauhan kings.

Kameshwar temple and Radhaballav Temple

Both the temples are famous, You can see some similarity with Sarbamangala Temple . Radhaballav temple is a mixture of Orissa and Bengal Architecture.


 


 

শ্রী শ্রী কান্তোড়নাথ মহাদেব জীউ মন্দির

এই পেজটি শীঘ্রই আসিতেছে

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চোখ রাখুন এই পেজে

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Where to stay and have food

Transportation System Information of Garhbeta

গড়বেতার পরিবহন ব্যবস্থার যাবতীয় খোঁজ খবর

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How to Reach

From Santragachi Station, you can board the Rupasi Bangla Express in the morning or From HWH Station you can board the Puruia Express in the afternoon to reach Garbeta station.or You can board the Aranyak S.F. Express in the morning from Shalimar Station or Santragachi Station in the Morning to reach Garbeta Station.and you can also board the Shalimar Adra Rajya Rani Express in the morning from Shalimar Station to reach Garbeta Station.

From there, hire an auto/rickshaw/tootoo/Maruti Taxi to reach Gangani field. Buses are also available from Howrah, Kharagpur or and Midnapore.


 


 

বৃহত্তর বগড়ী পরগনার অম্বু-বাচী প্রসঙ্গ-শ্রী শম্ভুনাথ ঘটক(গবেষক ও প্রত্নতাত্ত্বিক)
রাঢ় বাংলায় >ব্রাত্যজনের বিদ্রোহ ও গড়বেতা-ঁতারাশঙ্কর ভট্টাচার্য, পৃষ্ঠা-১
রাঢ় বাংলায় >ব্রাত্যজনের বিদ্রোহ ও গড়বেতা-ঁতারাশঙ্কর ভট্টাচার্য, পৃষ্ঠা-২
রাঢ় বাংলায় >ব্রাত্যজনের বিদ্রোহ ও গড়বেতা-ঁতারাশঙ্কর ভট্টাচার্য, পৃষ্ঠা-৩
ইতিহাসের আলোকে মোংলাপোতা- সায়ন্তন চন্দ্র

গড়বেতা শহর ও তাঁর পার্শ্ববর্তী গ্রামগুলির নামকরণের ইতিহাস



Part-I

Part-II

Part-III

Part-IV

 

Chandrakona Road

Chandrakona Road is a small Town in West Midnapur district, West Bengal, India. It has a railway station, which comes under South Eastern Railway zone. The town is situated at the intersection of the National Highway 14 (India) Its runs from Morgram to Kharagpur Old National Highway 60 (India, old numbering) and the State Highway .

This place has four English-medium primary schools and few other Bengali-medium primary schools. Many of these primary level schools are privatized. It also houses three state-government affiliated high schools, one of them being girls-only and the name of the other schools are Dabcha Nabakola High School & Chandrakona Road Saradamoyee High School. Several major banks, e.g. SBI, Axis bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC, Allahbad, Contai Bank, Bandhan, BOI, United bank of India have branches in this area. Recently, at Santbankura, a shopping complex has been opened. A railway station and a central bus stop are located at the heart of the village. Chandrakona Road has a marketplace (locally called Super Market or "Chawk") filled with many groceries, boutiques, electronic retailers etc. which adequately fulfills the locals daily need. It also hosts a daily bazar where varieties of farm produces, meats and fishes are sold. This whole marketplace is very popular in the surrounding areas.

One police station is here. The pin code area is 721253 under Satbankura Post Office. All offices of Garbeta 3 block are situated here. BDO office, BLRO office, Satbankura post office also within CK Road area. As it is a business oriented town all major & minor markets are famous. All business around this Garbeta 3 block is connected to this town. Garage & Transport related all works are mainly situated both side of NH 60. All major bike companies like Hero , Yamaha , Honda , Bajaj ,TVS has showroom in this area. Car companies like Maruti ( Bhandari Automobiles) has showroom with service facility in this area. Tractor companies like John Deere , Mahindra , Swaraj & Sonalika,Maruti Suzuki,Appolo etc... has opened branches here. Health is comparatively neglected sector here. Recently though some dignostic centres are opening branches here.

Chandrakona Road is most important Town area of Garbeta III CD block in Medinipur sub division of Paschim Medinipur District. NH - 60 runs as a backbone of this village. the headquarter of the block is situated here. BDO office Garbeta III block is situated in one side, beside state highway 4 & Block hospital( Dwarigeria Hospital) is opposite side just behind Parimal Kanan Park. By looking in naked eyes it may not seem as a typical Indian village, rather like small business town. Potato sales is high in winter season. some rice mill are also present in nearby locality. Chandrakona Road Busstand is situated in junction of SH-4 & NH- 60. Chandrakona Road railstation is situated approximately 1.2 km distance. Satbankura post office serves all area of Chandrakona Road. Finance of locality recently improved by 1 AXIS bank & 1 HDFC bank. Bank are situated just opposite Satbankura Gram Panchayet office. Biswakarma Puja & Durga Puja is main famous hindu festival here with in all paschim medinipur.

 

How to Reach

From Santragachi Station, you can board the Rupasi Bangla Express in the morning or From HWH Station you can board the Puruia Express in the afternoon to reach Garbeta station.or You can board the Aranyak S.F. Express in the morning from Shalimar Station or Santragachi Station in the Morning to reach Garbeta Station.and you can also board the Shalimar Adra Rajya Rani Express in the morning from Shalimar Station to reach Garbeta Station.

From there, hire an auto/rickshaw/tootoo/Maruti Taxi to reach Gangani field. Buses are also available from Howrah, Kharagpur or and Midnapore.

Transportation System Information of Garhbeta

গড়বেতার পরিবহন ব্যবস্থার যাবতীয় খোঁজ খবর

Transportation System




Where to stay and have food

There are a few private hotels for meals and rooms.

Guest houses and Lodges Hotels and Restaurants



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