Ramrajatala is a neighborhood in the city of Howrah (Haora), of Howrah district in the state of West Bengal, India. The name of the area comes from the presence of a temple dedicated to Lord Rama and three months long worship is undertaken by the people of the locality every year at the temple. This tradition of worship of Lord Rama here has continued for about 3 centuries.
|neighborhood in Howrah|
Ramrajatala Railway Station
Location in West Bengal, India
|Named for||God Rama|
|• Body||Howrah Municipal Corporation|
|• MLA||Jatu Lahiri|
|• Official||Bengali, English, Hindi, Odia|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||+91 33 2627,2657|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Howrah|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Shibpur|
|Civic agency||Howrah Municipal Corporation|
|Avg. summer temperature||35 °C (95 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||15 °C (59 °F)|
Ayodhyaram Choudhury, the zamindar started Rama puja first time in this area. According to him, he got some divine instructions to worship Lord Rama. After that he started a huge Barowari Puja of Lord Rama. That Puja got a massive popularly in the passage of time and the locality was named after it Ramrajatala. But during that time, Saraswati Puja was very famous in that area and the villagers used to enjoy the same a lot from previous 300 years. So some villagers those were the fond of the Saraswati Puja opposed the Ram Puja. The two groups came to a conclusion after numerous discussions that Ram Puja would be done and the Goddess of Wisdom Saraswati would be placed on the top of Lord Ram & Sita. From that day the customary started to cut the bamboo from the bamboo groove of Sasthitala and perform the very first Puja of those bamboos at Choudhury Para Shib Mandir on the day of Saraswati Puja. During the initial days the Puja the fair firstly held for three days. After that it continued for a fortnight and then up to a month. Now Ram Puja starts on Ramnavami in Chaitra-Baisakh month and continues up to the last Sunday of Shraban month. It is longest running fair in Bengali.
Ramrajatala is one of the oldest parts of the city of Howrah. The area is a densely populated within the city of Howrah. Situated in the centre of this area Ramrajatla Bazar is the most populated place. The area is in need of development in domains like road improvements and drainage system because waterlogging is a major problem in this part of Howrah. For this water stands here even after a slight rain in monsoon. That creates much problem for the locality of the people.
There is a small but very important railway station. A large number of people travel from nearby villages and towns through the station.
An important road, the Kona Expressway, passes nearby connecting Mumbai Road NH6 with Second Hooghly Bridge to Kolkata. This is important connection for transportation to Kolkata as well as to different suburban area like Domjur, Bagnan, Amta, Bally and Digha.
The buses start running from here, on route no. 52 between Ramrajatala to Howrah Station/Esplanade in every five minutes. And the minibus runs from Ramrajatala to Rajabazar near science college.
Some of the populer localities in or near Ramrajatala which are: