Sunday, October 31, 2010

Azimgang Heritage ,Culture & History

Some important facts of Azimganj

Some important facts of Azimganj :

1) Azimganj is located at 24.23°N 88.25°E[2]. It has an average elevation of 19 m (62 ft).

2) As of 2001 India census[3], Jiaganj Azimganj had a population of 47,228. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Jiaganj Azimganj has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. In Jiaganj Azimganj, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

3) Kiriteswari Temple, one of the 51 Pithasthanas (a place where some part of the body of the goddess Sati is said to have fallen) where the Kirit (the crown) of the goddess to have fallen is not far away. The ruins of some of the old temples are also of Archeological interest. The Dahapara temple nearby attracts many devotees.

4) ascinating Baranagar temple complex built by Rani Bhabani (1714 – 1793), the Zamindar of Natore. The brick-built temples are considered to be amongst the best examples of Bengal Terracotta art. The Baranagar Temple complex is chiefly the creation of Rani Bhabani of Natore. The Bhabaniswara, Char Bangla, Jod Bangla and Rajrajeshwari are the main temples.

5) Azimganj Town population, according to the CCDSUS of 1911, is 12,327, of whom 9,772 aro Hindus, 1,712 are Musalmans and 795 are Jains. 

6) MUNICIPALITY.:Azimganj (as per year 1896)

Year of establishment.:1896
Number of ratepayers. 3030
Percentage to population. 24
Number of Municipal Commissioners.: 5
Income (excluding opening balance). 22360

7) The Azimganj Dispensary was founded in 1866 by Rai Dhanpat Singh Bahadur  

8) independance
India became independent on the 15th of August 1947, after being bifurcated into two nations, viz., India and Pakistan. Murshidabad, on the basis of the fact that Muslims were a majority, was part of (East) Pakistan for two days. Then it became part of India on the basis of the final award of the Radcliffe Commission.

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