Etymology of Baghmara
The name Baghmara is given by the Bengali inhabitants who settled in and around Baghmara. The original name of this small town was Konagittim. This Baghmara has its name after its founder Pa Balman A.Sangma. In the year 1886, one day he killed a huge tiger at this spot with his bare hands by tearing its jaws apart. Thus he was apparently reputed as an intrepid hunter of more than ordinary strength. Local accounts suggest that the tiger was 9 feet 3 inches long. The news of this incident spread all over the country side and hence the place became Baghmara (Bagh - tiger, mara - killed) and since then the whole area was called Baghmara.
Demographics of Baghmara
According to the 2001 India census, Baghmara had a population of 8643. Males constitute 53percent of the population and females 47 percent. Baghmara has an average literacy rate of 70 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. 16 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
Visiting Information to Baghmara
Shillong Airportwould be the nearest airport and Mendipathar railway stationwould be the nearest rail station to reach Baghmara. This place can also be reached by road via Tura; daily buses are available under Meghalaya Transport Corporation.
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