Faruque Abdullah Beedi industry has grown-up as an important business in Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal. In this industry, women outnumber others. Women laborers engaged in beedi industry account for 72.4% of the whole women working force in Murshidabad and this percentage may increase as all of them are not always registered. […]
The present discourse is a brief empirical attempt to explain some important iconographic features of a Jaina Tirthankara image presently housed in a village called Babladiha located in the Mangalkot Police Station in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal.
Koushik Roy Choudhury Akshay Tritiya, means ‘the third day of unending prosperity’, falls on the third lunar day of Bright Half of Vaishak (the first month of bengali new year). It is very popular festival among the Hindus and Jains celebrated in late April or early May. The Hindu community considers the day as the […]
Dr. Chandan Roy The Legend says that the origin of the Lord Shiva’s Gajan is from Religious Folk Song. In their opinion the Dharmaraj Thakur is the another shapeless incarnation of Lord Buddha, and whose worshipping structure is almost like the Horse of Terracotta. This was first introduced in the hand of lower community like […]
Asis Kumar Chatterjee Introduction We have majorly noted previously that the true picture of the Bengali society was justly mirrored in the panels of the temples of this culturally enriched region. Furniture posed itself as a rather interesting perspective of these many reflections. This niche subject is short but extremely fascinating, and this is what […]
Remittance from Calcutta Mint & the Indigenous Bankers in Darjeeling Hills and Dooars of North Bengal
Owing to difficult terrain and bad road and river communications, even in the early twentieth century, it was an extremely hazardous task for the Calcutta mint and the Authorities in Fort William to send remittances of small coins to the treasuries set up in their newly occupied territories in Assam and North Bengal.
Shyamal Kumar Ghosh ” ‘Buro’ from ‘Buro Shiva’ and ‘Raj’ of ‘Dharmaraj’, together with ‘Buroraj’ . Usually by adding ‘Nath’ or ‘Iswar’ is common in this country, not with ‘Raj’. Jamalpur has got it because there are two gods together has become folk deities for the people there.” -Binoy Ghosh There is a railway station, […]
And the name of the school was named after Mr Mahendra Chattyopadhyay, father of Mr Atual Pada Chattyopadhyay. Mr Mahendra Chattyopadhyay was a devotee. It is said that he could even float in the air.
One day Jagannath came to Jaynarayan Adhikary’s place and invited Adhikary to come to his temple. When Adhikary gone there, he saw four statue of Jagannath, Balaram, Suvadra and Laxmi. On an another day, when Adhikary gone there and God Jagannath revealed his true identity, explained the process of worshiping and vanished.
15 feet in height, 8 iron-made wheel, and square shaped structure is about 7 feet in length. The banisters are well decorated. The shape of pitcher is being used in decoration. Also there was two horses and a charioteer made of brass is used to beautify it.