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Baranagar
Baranagar
is a place in Kolkata. It is a municipality in Kolkata
Kolkata
in the state of West Bengal, India. A railway station of the same name is on the Dankuni
Dankuni
line off the Sealdah
Sealdah
north section. It is home to the Indian Statistical Institute, an institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Baranagar
Baranagar
is a major industrial center for the manufacture of agricultural and industrial machinery, chemicals, castor oil, and matches; there are also numerous cotton-processing companies.

Kolkata
Kolkata
new proposed metro route ( Baranagar
Baranagar
- Barrackpore)

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Education 5 Culture 6 Notable Persons Live/Lived in Baranagar 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] The Dutch had homes here in the seventeenth century. Streynsham Master who visited the area in 1676 spoke of the hog factory where about 3,000 hogs a year were slaughtered and salted for export. Later it became the centre for the extensive jute trade, manufacturing gunny bags.[3] A major road parallel to the river Hooghly connects Baranagar Bazaar with Dakshineswar. In between temples such as Kaancher Mandir (i.e. Glass Temple), Joy Mitra Kali
Kali
Bari, and Pathbari are located. In Kutighat (Baranagar), still there is an old house/lodge of Dutch merchants. Geography[edit] Baranagar
Baranagar
is located at 22°38′N 88°22′E / 22.64°N 88.37°E / 22.64; 88.37.[4] It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet).It is situated east of the Hooghly River. Baranagar
Baranagar
Municipal Area lies between Sinthee
Sinthee
More and Dunlop. More particularly to say, the boundary of Baranagar
Baranagar
is - in East, the Rail line from Sealdah
Sealdah
towards Krishnanagar; in West - the holy river Ganga, in North - PWD road and in South - Baranagar
Baranagar
Bazaar. It is connected by the holy Ganges to Dakshineshwar temple which lies just a quarter of a mile from this place. Demographics[edit] As of 2001[update] India
India
census,[5] Baranagar
Baranagar
had a population of 250,615. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Baranagar
Baranagar
has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 8% of the population is under 6 years of age. Education[edit] Baranagar
Baranagar
houses the headquarters of the Indian Statistical Institute. Among the other less known colleges of Baranagar
Baranagar
are Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Mahavidyalaya. Baranagar
Baranagar
is also home to some schools like Baranagar
Baranagar
Vidyamandir (Primary, Secondary and H.S., for boys and girls), Baranagar Ramakrishna Mission
Ramakrishna Mission
Ashrama Primary and High School,[6] Baranagar Narendranath Vidyamandir, Rajkumari Memorial Girls' School, Khalsa Model Senior Secondary School, Dunlop Bridge (Started by Sikh Sangat Gurdwara, Dunlop Bridge), Ananda Ashram Sarada Vidyapith, Baranagar Netaji Colony Bharti Girls' Institution, Netaji High School, Baranagar Rameswar H.S. School, Baranagar
Baranagar
Victoria School, Kuthighat, Ashokegarh Adarsha Vidyalaya, Jyotinagar Bidyashree Niketan, Sinthi Ram Krishna Sangha Vidya Mandir, Sinthee
Sinthee
Ray Bahadur Badridas Tulsan Vidyapith, Mata Monmohini Secondary School, Baranagar
Baranagar
Mayapith Girls' High School, Delhi Public School [North Kolkata] etc., and a Higher Secondary Urdu-medium school, Alambazar Urdu High school providing quality education to the local people. Culture[edit] Baranagar
Baranagar
has a Kali
Kali
temple at Dakshineswar, the Rashmoni Mandir named after its founder Rani Rashmoni. The Dakshineswar
Dakshineswar
Kali
Kali
Temple is a heritage building. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
was the priest and Swami Vivekananda visited this place in his youth. Baranagar Math
Baranagar Math
near Pramanick ghat is the place where Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda
and a few other disciples of Sri Ramakrishna
Ramakrishna
Dev started their spiritual journey that culminated in forming the monastic order later located at Belur Math, the present headquarters of Ramakrishna
Ramakrishna
Mission.[7] Cossipore
Cossipore
Udyan Baati,[8] also called Cossipore
Cossipore
Math, is another significant destination for the followers of Sri Ramakrishna, where he became the Kalpataru
Kalpataru
on 1 January 1886. Other places worth visiting are Jay Mitra Kalibari, Pramanick Kalibari, and Kouleswar Mandir. Pathbari Mandir is a place where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the great religious leader, set his foot on his way to Puri nearly five hundred years ago here. In Baranagar
Baranagar
a math has been set up very recently, called Alambazar Math in the heritage building where Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda
first put up after coming back from abroad.[9] Tha Annapurna Temple and the newly built Omkarnath Temple are also other two attractions of the Mahamilan Math. Trailanga
Trailanga
Swami Math is also here in Baranagar
Baranagar
at Vidyayatan Sarani. Baranagar
Baranagar
has a gurdwara near Dunlop Bridge, a church near Sinthee More along with many mosques. Majority of the population of Baranagar
Baranagar
practices Hinduism. Notable Persons Live/Lived in Baranagar[edit] Ramakrishna, Sitaramdas Omkarnath, Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishnananda, Swami Brahmananda, Rani Rashmoni, Sasipada Banerji, Rajkumari Banerji, Albion Rajkumar Banerjee, Manik Bandopadhyay, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Rabindranath Tagore, Rudraprasad Sengupta, Swatilekha Sengupta, Sohini Sengupta, Jeet Gannguli, Shaan, Dola Banerjee, Rahul Banerjee, Sagarika, Bidyut Baran Chaudhuri, C. A. Murthy References[edit]

^ Official District Administration site Archived January 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Welcome to www.baranagarmunicipality.org". Retrieved 17 May 2015.  ^ Cotton, H.E.A., Calcutta Old and New, 1909/1980, pp 806-807, General Printers and Publishers Pvt. Ltd. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Baranagar, India". Retrieved 17 May 2015.  ^ " Census
Census
of India
India
2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census
Census
Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  ^ " Ramakrishna Mission
Ramakrishna Mission
Ashrama, Baranagar
Baranagar
Mission". Retrieved 17 May 2015.  ^ "RKM -- Index". Retrieved 17 May 2015.  ^ Super User. "Home". Retrieved 17 May 2015.  ^ "AlambazarMath". Archived from the original on 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 

External links[edit] Kolkata/Northern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage

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