Ramrajatala

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.[2]

Ramrajatala
neighborhood in Howrah
Ramrajatala Railway Station
Ramrajatala Railway Station
Nickname(s): Ramtala
Ramrajatala is located in West Bengal
Ramrajatala
Ramrajatala
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°35′18″N 88°17′46″E / 22.58833°N 88.29611°ECoordinates: 22°35′18″N 88°17′46″E / 22.58833°N 88.29611°E
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictHowrah
Named forGod Rama
Government
 • BodyHowrah Municipal Corporation
 • MLAJatu Lahiri
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English, Hindi, Odia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN711104[1]
Telephone code+91 33 2627,2657
Vehicle registrationWB-
Nearest cityKolkata
Lok Sabha constituencyHowrah
Vidhan Sabha constituencyShibpur
Civic agencyHowrah Municipal Corporation
ClimateNormal (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature15 °C (59 °F)

History

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.[2]

RamPuja Ramrajatala
The idols of Ram Sita at Ramrajtala

Locality

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.

Transport

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. In previous times, some minibus ran from Ramrajatala to Rajabazar near the science college but it is now stopped and the route is amalgamated with 52 no. bus route.

Places of interest

  • Rama Mandir (Rama Temple)
A fair is held during the four month long puja. This is popular, particularly during the bisarjan (immersion ceremony) that is the last journey on the last Sunday in Shraavana.
  • Shankar Math[3]
A Shankaracharya Temple with a Gurukul styled school having a residential ashram for the poor and homeless students. There is a huge playground in front of here.
  • Lake Land Country Club
Situated on Kona Exp Road it is a place for shooting Tollywood movies, auditions for many national talent hunt contests are held here. It was previously known as Rashid Park.
It attracts many migratory Siberian birds such as lesser whistling duck from December to February every year.
  • Dumurjala Stadium[4]
A few distance away beside the Bholanath Chakraborty Road, it is an indoor stadium with plays host to several prominent talent hunt contests and sports activities.
  • Bani Niketan Public Library[5]
A big public library in Ramrajatala, containing long range of books, hosts many compititions also.

Nearby Localities

Some of the populer localities in or near Ramrajatala which are:

  • Chaudhurypara, small locality in Ramrajatala, in past times zamindar Ayodhyaram Chaudhury lived here
  • Bhattacharjeepara, small locality beside Ramrajatala, in past times the Bhattacharjee family lived here
  • Kamardanga, neighborhood beside Ramrajatala
  • Ichapur, neighborhood beside Ramrajatala
  • Nandipara, small locality in Ramrajatala
  • Sasthitala, small locality in Ramrajatala
  • Doser Pallee, small locality in Ramrajatala
  • Jagacha, neighborhood beside Ramrajatala
  • Hatpukur, small locality near Ramrajatala
  • Satashi, neighborhood beside Ramrajatala

Educational Institutions

References

  1. ^ "Pin Code: RAMRAJATALA, HOWRAH, WEST BENGAL, India, Pincode.net.in". pincode.net.in.
  2. ^ a b "History of Ramrajatala".
  3. ^ "রামরাজাতলায় মার্গগুরু শ্রীশ্রীআনন্দমূর্ত্তিজী শুভ পদার্পণ দিবস উদ্যাপন - নোতুন পৃথিবী". notunprithivi.com.
  4. ^ "Howrah Dumurjala Stadium News in Bangla, Videos & Photos about Howrah Dumurjala Stadium - Anandabazar.com". https://www.anandabazar.com. External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ Indian Book Trade and Library Directory. 1950. p. 426.
  6. ^ http://www.sknionline.in/
  7. ^ http://www.icbse.com/schools/augustine-s-public-school/wb159&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjagfW89rnbAhXIsI8KHQA4DScQFjAHegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw0u5nYC4jJSvkz1MIYm5OJz
  8. ^ "Maria's Day School". marias.co.in.
  9. ^ "VIKRAMSHILA ACADEMY HOWRAH Mohiary Road, Ramrajatala". Welcome :: VIKRAMSHILA ACADEMY HOWRAH ESTD. 2002.

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.