West Bengal is a state of India, it’s a eastern India between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal. The capital of West Bengal is Kolkata. West Bengal know about their beauty, architectural and culture values who remains of it’s past as an East India Company Trading Branch of British Raj.
More then 90 million population of living in west bengal, Let’s know more about visiting places in West Bangal :
Belur Math is center of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founder of Ramakrishna is Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are twin organizations which form the core of a worldwide spiritual motion (known as Ramakrishna Movement or Vedanta Movement), which aims at the bargain of religions, conformity of the East and the West, join up of the ancient and the believer, spiritual fulfillment, all-circular go ahead of human faculties, social equality, and friendship for all self-sacrifice, without any distinctions of creed, caste, race or nationality.
RAMAKRISHNA MATH is a monastic supervision for men brought into existence by Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886), the pleasant 19th century saint of Bengal who is regarded as the Prophet of the Modern Age.
RAMAKRISHNA MISSION is a registered outfit in which monks of Ramakrishna Math and lay devotees cooperate in conducting various types of social relief mainly in India. It was founded by Sri Ramakrishna’s chief apostle, Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), one of the foremost thinkers and religious leaders of the market age, who is regarded as ‘one of the main moulders of the objector world’, in the words of an eminent Western scholar A. L. Basham. Although Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are legally and financially surgically remove, they are following to inter-connected in several auxiliary ways, and are to be regarded as twin organizations.
Sundarbans of India
The sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in world. Also Sundarban wildlife national park of India rich with sundari tree scientific name values and sundarban animals. Wildlife of the sundarbans is very great and vast with one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans World Heritage site inscribed in 1987. The site is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes. The area is known for its wide range of fauna, including 260 bird species, the Bengal tiger and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python.
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Victoria Memorial of Kolkata is queen victoria palace is a large marble building in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, which was built between 1906 and 1921.
The Victoria Memorial is a vast, beautifully proportioned festival of white marble: think US Capitol meets Taj Mahal. Had it been built for a beautiful Indian princess rather than a dead colonial queen, this would surely be considered one of India’s greatest buildings. It was designed to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 1901 diamond jubilee, but construction wasn’t completed until nearly 20 years after her death.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a famous kali temple in Kolkata and west bengal. Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali.
In the early 1800s, Dakshineswar was a small village along the eastern banks of the River Ganga. The picturesque details by J С Marshman in the January 1845 issue of Calcutta Review mentions “A little higher up we have the village of Dukhinsore, remarkable chiefly for the country seat, mapped down in the map of Hastie’s Garden, but which has repeatedly changed hands during the last thirty years. To the north of it lies the Powder Magazine.
During the last four years which have elapsed since Joseph’s map was published, four elegant houses have sprung up to the south of the garden.”
Dense forest surrounded the area where the famous Dakshineswar temple stands today. It was 300 years back when Durgaprasad Roy Choudhury and Bhavaniprasad Roy Choudhury, members of the renowned Savarna Roy Choudhury family settled here. Yogindranath one of the successors of this family was an ardent devotee of Sri Ramakrishna who later was known as Swami Yogananda.
Their is lot’s of more places to visit in “west Bengal” but we will talk about this in next article, continue with us!!!