Dharmaraja is one of the primordial folk Gods of Bengal. Rituals of worshiping Dharmaraja is very own culture of folk Bengal. Mahamopadhyay Haraprasad Sastri was the one who enlightened Dharmaraja to the elite society. According to him, Dharmaraja was the counterpart of Lord Buddha and the origin of Dharmaraja was from Buddhism’s Triratna (Buddha, Dharma […]
Rituparno Basu To trace the origin and evolution of the art of Cartooning in Bengal, we have to go back to the days when the native scroll painters or Patuas, in their typical colourful style and flourish, churned out the ‘pata chitras.’ The ‘Pata Chitras’ whose staple theme included the divine and scenes from mundane […]
Banfora is one of the main part of Shib Gajan. Banfora, often called Banamo is a painful ritual occurs on Nil Puja. A two to six foot iron rod is been used as Baan. There are types Banfora, i.e., Konk Baan, Rog Baan, Angul Baan, Vru Baan and all. Baans are pointed and sharp. […]
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, […]
People like Kartick Das and his sons, never believe in ‘more income’, but they love to make the children happy with their job. They love doing it.
Remittance from Calcutta Mint & the Indigenous Bankers in Darjeeling Hills and Dooars of North Bengal
The scarcity of small changes was continue to be so high that even in 1943 some of the tea gardens in dooars in North Bengal had printed thick paper tokens for payment of the dues of the daily labourers of the garden.
Although he said that a pure ethnic group of indigenous Australians and Negritos does not survive in India, rather a group of people and groups are mixed into mixed groups.
At the end of the 18th century and beginning of the19th, the English surveyor Renel (1764 – 77) and the resident lease-holders and land-owners located the Jatar Deul temple. A historical evidence, written by Prof. Dipankar Naskar
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.