(Last Updated on : 11/02/2015)
Krishnanagar is a town situated in the Nadia District
. Krishnanagar is around 100 km from Kolkata
, very well connected by road and rail. Krishnanagar is rich with historical places and is also famous for its sweets and clay works materials. Ghurni
, located on the banks of Jalangi River
is a place where the clay modellers dwell. The Krishnanagar Palace is very popular as well. The Roman Catholic Church is another major attraction in the Krishnanagar town. The place is the administrative and municipality headquarters of Nadia district
in West Bengal
History of Krishnagar
Krishnanagar was the royal residence of Raja Krishnachandra, who was a great patron of art and culture. Krishnagar municipality was established in the year 1864.
Geography of Krishnanagar
Krishnanagar town, placed besides the banks of Jalangi River, is situated at 23.4 degree North 88.5 degree East, with an average elevation of 14 metres (45 feet). The place got its name from Raja Krishnachandra, a great patron of art and craft.
Education of Krishnagar
Krishnagar has a rich educational culture. Krishnagar Collegiate School is the best school in Krishnagar. Krishnanagar High School, Krishnnaagar Debnath High School, Holy Family and Government Girls' are some of the few schools situated here. Besides, there are many colleges namely Krishnagar Government College, Dwijendralal College etc where brilliant and meritorious students have studied.
Culture of Krishnagar
Krishangar is very popular for literature and culture. It has produced some of the popular names in Bengali literature
. Some of the names like Bharat Chandra, Dwijendra Lal Roy
and Narayan Sanyal
were born in the town of Krishnanagar. Goddess Jagaddhatri is worshipped every year with great grandeur at Krishnanagar, when the entire lightings are brought from town of Chandannagar
. Moyras or Halwaikars (who prepare sweets) of Krishnanagar are very popular. While they produce different types of sweets, there are some which bear the trademark of the city itself. 'Sarpuria' and 'Sarbhja' are inventions that mark the talent of halwaikars from Krishnagar's. "Adhar Chandra Das" sweet shop is very popular indeed.
Tourism in Krishnanagar
Some of the prominent tourist spots in Krishnagar are College Bhavan, Protestant Church, Krishnagar Palace and many other leisure tourism spots.
Royal Palace of Krishnagar
Royal Palace of Krishnagar had a beautiful Goddess Durga
temple in the courtyard. During the time of Jhulan Mela (July/August), every year, and during Holi
, the place is beautifully decorated.
Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church is popular for its sculptural and architectural beauty and splendour. There are around 27 oil paintings-each telling various stories about the life of Jesus Christ. The wooden works in the church are done by Italian artists.
This is a locality area in Krishnanagar, where a colony of artists works with play. These artists are extremely talented and produce clay images of Hindu Gods
and Goddess. Open shops and studios of sculptors and artists form an important attraction for tourists. It is often said that under the kind patronage of Raja Krishnachandra few families of clay artists settled here, who later with their talent grew and flourished. Some of the artists from Ghurni have worked with various media houses.