Baranagar is a place in Kolkata. It is a municipality in
the state of West Bengal, India. A railway station of the same name is
Dankuni line off the
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 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 new proposed metro route (
Baranagar - Barrackpore)
6 Notable Persons Live/Lived in Baranagar
8 External links
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. 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 Bari, and Pathbari are located. In
Kutighat (Baranagar), still there is an old house/lodge of Dutch
Baranagar is located at 22°38′N 88°22′E / 22.64°N
88.37°E / 22.64; 88.37. It has an average elevation of
12 metres (39 feet).It is situated east of the Hooghly
Baranagar Municipal Area lies between
Sinthee More and Dunlop.
More particularly to say, the boundary of
Baranagar is - in East, the
Rail line from
Sealdah towards Krishnanagar; in West - the holy river
Ganga, in North - PWD road and in South -
Baranagar Bazaar. It is
connected by the holy Ganges to Dakshineshwar temple which lies just a
quarter of a mile from this place.
As of 2001[update]
Baranagar had a population of
250,615. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%.
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.
Baranagar houses the headquarters of the Indian Statistical Institute.
Among the other less known colleges of
Baranagar are Brahmananda
Keshab Chandra College,
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya.
Baranagar is also home to some schools like
(Primary, Secondary and H.S., for boys and girls), Baranagar
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Primary and High School, 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 Victoria School, Kuthighat, Ashokegarh
Adarsha Vidyalaya, Jyotinagar Bidyashree Niketan, Sinthi Ram Krishna
Sangha Vidya Mandir,
Sinthee Ray Bahadur Badridas Tulsan Vidyapith,
Mata Monmohini Secondary School,
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.
Baranagar has a
Kali temple at Dakshineswar, the Rashmoni Mandir named
after its founder Rani Rashmoni. The
Kali Temple is a
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was the priest and Swami
Vivekananda visited this place in his youth.
Baranagar Math near
Pramanick ghat is the place where
Swami Vivekananda and a few other
disciples of Sri
Ramakrishna Dev started their spiritual journey that
culminated in forming the monastic order later located at Belur Math,
the present headquarters of
Baati, also called
Cossipore Math, is another significant
destination for the followers of Sri Ramakrishna, where he became the
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 a math has been set up very recently, called Alambazar Math
in the heritage building where
Swami Vivekananda first put up after
coming back from abroad. Tha Annapurna Temple and the newly built
Omkarnath Temple are also other two attractions of the Mahamilan Math.
Trailanga Swami Math is also here in
Baranagar at Vidyayatan Sarani.
Baranagar has a gurdwara near Dunlop Bridge, a church near Sinthee
More along with many mosques.
Majority of the population of
Baranagar practices Hinduism.
Notable Persons Live/Lived in Baranagar
Albion Rajkumar Banerjee,
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis,
Bidyut Baran Chaudhuri,
C. A. Murthy
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villages and towns (Provisional)".
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Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama,
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