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Govinda at Bansberia  kartik puja inauguration 2017
Govinda at Bansberia kartik puja inauguration 2017
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: 24 ghanta
Jan Ra bansberia new song suiting with panchantala park suiting
Jan Ra bansberia new song suiting with panchantala park suiting
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: BIPUL SHAW
shakti kapoor in bansberia
shakti kapoor in bansberia
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: rajesh chauhan
Govinda Hero Come in Bansberia Hooghly by kartik puja 2017
Govinda Hero Come in Bansberia Hooghly by kartik puja 2017
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: Salam Solution Point.
বাঁশবেরিয়া তে দেব-রুক্মিণী। Dev-Rukmini spotted Bansberia Kartik Puja inauguration 16th Nov 2017
বাঁশবেরিয়া তে দেব-রুক্মিণী। Dev-Rukmini spotted Bansberia Kartik Puja inauguration 16th Nov 2017
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: Reporter Roy
NAWA E BENGAL NEWS / HOOGHLY ZILLA KE BANSBERIA ME FASAAD LAGANE KI KOSHISH ...
NAWA E BENGAL NEWS / HOOGHLY ZILLA KE BANSBERIA ME FASAAD LAGANE KI KOSHISH ...
Published: 2017/10/01
Channel: SHABIB ALAM
Bansberia Hindu vs Muslim Riot, Bomb Blast
Bansberia Hindu vs Muslim Riot, Bomb Blast
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: RKTube
Bansberia railway station
Bansberia railway station
Published: 2017/12/15
Channel: kuntighat Sourav
Bansberia kartik vasan | Kartik puja prosession bansberia 2017 | কার্তিক ভাসান বাঁশবেড়িয়া 2017
Bansberia kartik vasan | Kartik puja prosession bansberia 2017 | কার্তিক ভাসান বাঁশবেড়িয়া 2017
Published: 2017/11/21
Channel: PRAGATI PHOTO & FILMS
BANSBERIA GANGES HIGH SCHOOL DANCE PROGRAM
BANSBERIA GANGES HIGH SCHOOL DANCE PROGRAM
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: MD SHAMRUL ISLAM
NAWA E BENGAL NEWS / RAKSHA BANDHAN ORGANISED BY BANSBERIA MILL T.O.P UNDER MOGRA P.S ...
NAWA E BENGAL NEWS / RAKSHA BANDHAN ORGANISED BY BANSBERIA MILL T.O.P UNDER MOGRA P.S ...
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: SHABIB ALAM
BANSBERIA KARTIK PUJA ||
BANSBERIA KARTIK PUJA ||
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: Surajit Saha
Bansberia sitala puja
Bansberia sitala puja
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: Adhi Eswar Rao
Hanuman Jayanti In Bansberia (11.04.2017)
Hanuman Jayanti In Bansberia (11.04.2017)
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: Smartly Rahul
Srabanti Stage Performance @bansberia 15th Nov 2017 Kartik Puja Special
Srabanti Stage Performance @bansberia 15th Nov 2017 Kartik Puja Special
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: Reporter Roy
Muharram Akhara 2017 By Bansberia Hooghly
Muharram Akhara 2017 By Bansberia Hooghly
Published: 2017/10/01
Channel: Salam Solution Point.
Bansberia setla Puja 2016
Bansberia setla Puja 2016
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: Peddinty Ram
Bansberia 15 August
Bansberia 15 August
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Arun Ram
BANSBERIA DHOPAGHAT Vagagora sangha
BANSBERIA DHOPAGHAT Vagagora sangha
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: ৫০ এ ভাঙাগড়া সংঘ
Dev At Bansberia
Dev At Bansberia
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: BKS tech Info
Raam navmai ,Bansberia, kalbazar,ganjesh jut mil,hooghly
Raam navmai ,Bansberia, kalbazar,ganjesh jut mil,hooghly
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: santu mahato
NAWA E BENGAL NEWS / BANSBERIA ME
NAWA E BENGAL NEWS / BANSBERIA ME
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: SHABIB ALAM
HANSESWARI MANDIR || BANSBERIA HANSESWARI TEMPLE ||
HANSESWARI MANDIR || BANSBERIA HANSESWARI TEMPLE ||
Published: 2017/12/01
Channel: Surajit Saha
Dev Hero com in tribeni Bansberia Hooghly
Dev Hero com in tribeni Bansberia Hooghly
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: Salam Solution Point.
Hangseshwari Temple Bike Trip(Bansberia)
Hangseshwari Temple Bike Trip(Bansberia)
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Destination
Bansberia To Kalyani via Ishwar Gupta Setu.
Bansberia To Kalyani via Ishwar Gupta Setu.
Published: 2017/12/01
Channel: Arijit Banik
Muharram Akhara Part (5)  2016 By Bansberia Hooghly
Muharram Akhara Part (5) 2016 By Bansberia Hooghly
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: Salam Solution Point.
Bansberia Hanseswari Temple / Hangseshwari Temple
Bansberia Hanseswari Temple / Hangseshwari Temple
Published: 2017/03/10
Channel: CITY LIVE
Suniel Shetty Come in Bansberia Hooghly by Kartick puja
Suniel Shetty Come in Bansberia Hooghly by Kartick puja
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: Salam Solution Point.
Boomb blast on occation of Hanuman jayanti at Bansberia
Boomb blast on occation of Hanuman jayanti at Bansberia
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: BKS tech Info
Sri Shitalamaie puja calebrasation 2017,bansberia, Kolkata
Sri Shitalamaie puja calebrasation 2017,bansberia, Kolkata
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: Dinesh Sampathrao
Govinda Hero (actor) Come in Bansberia Municipality  by kartik puja 2017
Govinda Hero (actor) Come in Bansberia Municipality by kartik puja 2017
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: Salam Solution Point.
Gobinda in bansberia
Gobinda in bansberia
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: rajesh chauhan
Jasne Eid miladun Nabi bansberia Hooghly
Jasne Eid miladun Nabi bansberia Hooghly
Published: 2017/12/04
Channel: Saddam Hussain
Bansberia Babu Jagjivan Ram Club Ganesh Visharjan 2017
Bansberia Babu Jagjivan Ram Club Ganesh Visharjan 2017
Published: 2017/08/28
Channel: Shyam Shaw
Bansberia Pancham tala
Bansberia Pancham tala
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: Sujit Choudhary
Govinda and Shakti Kapoor comes in Bansberia
Govinda and Shakti Kapoor comes in Bansberia
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: BKS tech Info
Bansberia
Bansberia
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: Ganesh Shaw
Sri Balaji puja bansberia
Sri Balaji puja bansberia
Published: 2017/12/20
Channel: NAGENDRA MUNGANTI
Milan Mela , Tribeni Bansberia Hooghly West Bengal
Milan Mela , Tribeni Bansberia Hooghly West Bengal
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: Salam Solution Point.
Fancy Unit.Bansberia.
Fancy Unit.Bansberia.
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: Gurugubelli Srinivas Rao
Bansberia kartik puja 2017
Bansberia kartik puja 2017
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: ART OF LIFE
Bansberia
Bansberia
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: Md Sarfaraj
Pari Babni... CHIDIYA TU AJA CHIDIYA AJA RE, HABIB MAZIL BANSBERIA on 01-11-2016
Pari Babni... CHIDIYA TU AJA CHIDIYA AJA RE, HABIB MAZIL BANSBERIA on 01-11-2016
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: HABIB MANZIL BANSBERIA
Watch: Famous Kartik Pujo at Bansberia in Hooghly
Watch: Famous Kartik Pujo at Bansberia in Hooghly
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: ABP ANANDA
Kartik puja of bansberia
Kartik puja of bansberia
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: Anish Ku
SAHAGANJ-BANSBERIA Kartik Puja Procession 2017.....
SAHAGANJ-BANSBERIA Kartik Puja Procession 2017.....
Published: 2017/11/24
Channel: Sourav Konar
(West.Bangle) Bansberia.Hooghly.A.B.R Shangthan
(West.Bangle) Bansberia.Hooghly.A.B.R Shangthan
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: A.B.R. Shangthan
NAWA E BENGAL NEWS / I.M. HIGH MADRASAH BANSBERIA ...
NAWA E BENGAL NEWS / I.M. HIGH MADRASAH BANSBERIA ...
Published: 2018/01/08
Channel: SHABIB ALAM
Bansberia kal Bazar
Bansberia kal Bazar
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: Sahil Paswan
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Bansberia
City
Nickname(s): বাঁশবেড়িয়া
Bansberia is located in West Bengal
Bansberia
Bansberia
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°58′N 88°24′E / 22.97°N 88.40°E / 22.97; 88.40Coordinates: 22°58′N 88°24′E / 22.97°N 88.40°E / 22.97; 88.40
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Hooghly
Founded by Raja Narasingha Dev
Named for বংশবাটী
Government
 • Body Bansberia Municipality
 • Chairperson Smt.Arijita Sil(Sarkar)
Area
 • Total 9.07 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
Area rank 5th (in Hooghly District)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 103,799
 • Density 11,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Hooghly
M.P. Dr.Ratna Dey Nag
Vidhan Sabha constituency Saptagram
M.L.A. Sri.Tapan Das Gupta (MIC Dept.of Agricultural Marketing)

Bansberia is a city with a municipality in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is under the Mogra/ Chinsurah police stations.[1] It is about 45 km (28 mi) away from Kolkata, at the western end of the Iswar Gupta Setu (Kalyani-Bansberia) Bridge, and a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[2] Bansberia is 4 km from Bandel on the Bandel-Katwa branch line.

History[edit]

Ananta Basudeba Temple

Bansberia was one of the main cities of ancient Saptagram, once the main port and commercial complex in the area. The temples of Ananta Vasudeva and Hangseshwari are located here. The Vasudeva temple is constructed in the traditional ekaratna style with curved cornices and an octagonal tower. Hangseshwari temple has a unique architectural style.[citation needed] There are thirteen minars, each shaped like a lotus bud, and the inner layout follows the human anatomy.[3]

Zafar Khan Ghazi Mosque and Dargah situated at Tribeni in Hughli district, West Bengal, India, are considered to be among the earliest surviving Muslim monuments in Bengal.[citation needed] According to an inscription, the mosque is dated 698 AH (1298 AD).[citation needed] Tribeni (junction of three rivers viz, the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Sarasvati - hence the name) was an ancient holy place of the Hindus.[citation needed] The Muslims conquered it during the early phase of their conquest of Bengal.[citation needed] The mosque is an oblong structure measuring 23.38 by 10.53 metres (76.7 by 34.5 ft) externally. It is the earliest surviving example of the brick-and-stone style introduced by the Muslims in Bengal in place of the traditional Hindu style of laying rectangular cut stones one upon another without mortar.[citation needed] The stones used in the mosque were originally materials from temples, as evidenced by figures of Hindu deities carved on some pieces.[citation needed] The original structure has suffered reconstruction a number of times.[citation needed]

There are five arched entrances in the east wall. The arches are supported by stumpy hexagonal stone piers. The mosque represents the multi-domed oblong type developed by the Muslims in Bengal in which the number of domes on the roof equals the number of entrances in the east wall multiplied by those on either sides. The north and south walls have two doors each. There are thus ten domes roofing the mosque. The interior of the structure is broken into two longitudinal aisles and five short bays by means of stone pillars, creating ten equal compartments. The brick-built domes rest on stone pillars and pointed arches with brick pendentives at the corners.

Zafar Khan Ghazi Masjid at Tribeni.

The silhouette of the successive pointed arches has added to the spaciousness and grandeur of the mosque interior. Corresponding to the five entrances in the east, there are five mihrabs in the west wall contained within multifoil arches. The mihrab wall shows sparse decoration within panels. The cornice and the parapet of the structure are straight. The mosque follows the Bengali type with only the prayer chamber without court, riwaq and minaret. A significant feature of the mosque interior is that a brick wall up to the level of the arch-spring has closed the bay at each end, north and south, across the middle. These are the only parts of the mosque which show terracotta ornamentation. The southern part is in a fair state of preservation and shows a panelled composition. The central panel is broken into two halves vertically by means of rosettes within square frames - the lower depicting a swinging creeper with luxuriant leaf age and the upper two half-arch motifs with a finial in the thick of shrubs and foliage. The flanking panels are similarly disposed and ornamented. All the panels depict multifoil arches with finials. The vegetal motifs betray local influence and speak of the Muslim adaptive spirit.

The ornamentation of the northern bay wall is in ruins, but surviving traces show its dissimilarity from the southern. The composition here shows two small vertical panels each containing a multifoil arch with a finial from which hangs a chain ending in a round pendant. What is significant about these bay walls is that they are completely incongruous with the mosque interior but their ornamentation resembles that in the Bagha mosque (1524) in Rajshahi district.

The western chamber of Zafar Khan Ghazi Dargah at Tribeni.

Only yards away to the east of the mosque, beyond an open courtyard, stand two square rooms aligned east-west side by side, the western housing two graves - those of Zafar Khan Ghazi and his wife and the eastern showing four graves on a masonry platform. The walls are built of old temple materials - rectangular stone pieces - and the rooms are without a roof and open to the sky. They are entered through a central door in the north wall flanked on either side by a rectangular shallow niche with a trefoil arch above. The northern door of the western room is made up of a Hindu frame as shown by carved Hindu figures. The eastern room shows sculptured scenes from the ramayana and the mahabharata. There are other stone sculptures fixed at the plinth on the outer face. The structure neither conforms to a Hindu temple nor to a Muslim tomb. What is probable is that it was built on a makeshift plan with reshuffled temple materials. The unsettled nature of Muslim occupation of the region at the time supports such a suggestion.[citation needed] [Himadri]

Festival : The Hindu Mythological God Kartik is also worshipped in West Bengal, and Kolkata (the capital of the state) on the last day of the Hindu month of 'Kartik'. However, the popularity of Kartik Puja (worshipping Kartik) is decreasing now, and Lord Kartik is primarily worshipped among those who intend to have a son. In Bengal, traditionally, many people drop images of Lord Kartik inside the boundaries of different households, who all are either newly married, or else, intend to get a son to carry on with their ancestry. Lord Kartik is also associated to the Babu Culture prevailed in historic Kolkata, and hence, many traditional old Bengali paintings still show Kartik dressed in traditional Bengali style. Also, in some parts of West Bengal, Kartik is traditionally worshipped by the ancestors of the past royal families too, as in the district of Malda. Kartik Puja is also popular among the prostitutes.[citation needed] This can probably be linked to the fact that the prostitutes mostly got clients from the upper-class babu-s in old Kolkata, who all, in turn, had been associated to the image of Kartik (as discussed above). In Bansberia (Hooghly district), Kartik Puja festival is celebrated like Durga puja of Kolkata, Jagadhatri puja in Chandannagar for consecutive four days. The festival starts on 17 November every year or on 16 November in case of a leap year.[4] Some of the must-see Puja committees are Bansberia Kundugoli Nataraj, Khamarapara Milan Samity RadhaKrishna, Kishor Bahini, Mitali Sangha, Yuva Sangha, Bansberia Pratap Sangha and many more.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Bansberia had a total population of 103,799 of which 53,760 (52%) were males and 50,160 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 9,502. The total number of literates in Bansberia was 80,301 (85.05% of the population over 6 years).[5]

The following Municipalities and Census Towns in Hooghly district were part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census: Bansberia (M), Hugli-Chinsurah (M), Bara Khejuria (Out Growth), Shankhanagar (CT), Amodghata (CT), Chak Bansberia (CT), Naldanga (CT), Kodalia (CT), Kulihanda (CT), Simla (CT), Dharmapur (CT), Bhadreswar (M), Champdani (M), Chandannagar (M Corp.), Baidyabati (M), Serampore (M), Rishra (M), Rishra (CT), Bamunari (CT), Dakshin Rajyadharpur (CT), Nabagram Colony (CT), Konnagar (M), Uttarpara Kotrung (M), Raghunathpur (PS-Dankuni) (CT), Kanaipur (CT) and Keota (CT).[6]

As of 2001 India census,[7] Bansberia had a population of 104,453. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bansberia has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 58% of the literates being males and 42% of being females. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District-wise list of statutory towns Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  3. ^ West Bengal Tourism – see Hooghly Archived January 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ http://www.indianfestival.in
  5. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 June 2016l. 
  6. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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