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tarapith birbhum

Ref : TOUR-2/ Bardhaman/ W.B

In the 17th-18th century, Krishnaram Ray, belonging to a merchant family
from Punjab, established the Zamindari of Bardhaman on a farman by the
Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The Rays went on to rule Bardhaman till 1955.

Scattered in and around Bardhaman are quite a few places of interest.

The majestic Curzon Gate, now know as Vijay Toran, was erected in 1903 in
Lord Curzon’s honour. One km from the Gate is the Royal Palace.

The tomb of Sher Afghan, the last of the Afghan jagirdars in Bardhaman, is
located at Pir Beharam in Kanchannagar.

95km from Kolkata, Bardhaman is well connected by rail and road..

77km from Kolkata, ‘Ambika Kana’ was the summer residence of the Rajas
of Bardhaman. The temples at Kalna are built of bricks with intricate
terracotta designs.

Unique among the temples are the ornate Palki Krishna Chanraji Temple and
the Pratapeswar Temple, a 108-temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The temples are divided into two circles with black and white lingas. Not to
be missed are the Lalji Temples with 25 spires, and the Ambika Temple.

Kalna is the confluence of the Shakta and the Vaishnava forms of worship,
and is only 25 km from Nabadwip. Kalna is connected by rail and road

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