Bengali New Year or Poyela Boishakh is the first day of Bengali calendar which is celebrated both in Bangladesh and West Bengal and also in the Bengali communities of Assam and Tripura. It connects all Bengalis irrespective of religious and regional differences. This day is considered as a public holiday both in West Bengal and Assam and it is celebrated in mid-April.
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay is the most prestigious and eminent Bengali Indian Novelist. He was one of the popular novelists in India during the 20th century. He was born on September 15, 1867 at Devanandapur in the Hoooghly District of West Bengal. His fatherâ€™s name was Motilal Chattopadhyay and motherâ€™s name was Bhubanmohini. He was born in poverty, which has always influenced his writings. He was always very good at studies, but he couldnâ€™t continue further because of the financial condition of his family. He received his early education from his paternal uncleâ€™s house in Bhagalpur, where he wrote his famous novel â€˜Devdasâ€™. He almost spends 20 years of his life in Bhagalpur, which he has mentioned in many of his novels. He also joined a party of Naga Monks for a while and came to Mujaffarpur 1902.
Sri Ramakrishna was a famous intellectual mystic of 19th century. Sri Ramakrishna was born on 18 February 1836 in the village of Kamarpukur in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. His parents were Kshudiram Chattopadhyaya and Chandramani Devi, who were very poor but very pious. His childhood name was Gadadhar. In his childhood, everyone was fond of him. He was always disinclined towards worldly affairs than studies. But he was always a very talented boy, and can also sing and paint. He was often found to be in spiritual mood.
Swami Vivekananda also popularly known as Narendranath Dutta was born on 12 th January 1863 in a Kayastha family in Shimla Pally at Kolkata, during the festival of Makar Sankranti. His father Vishwanath Dutta was an attorney of Calcutta High Court and his mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi was pious and devotional. One of her sayings, which her son frequently quoted, was “Remain pure all your life; guard your own honor and never transgress the honor of others. Be very tranquil, but when necessary, harden your heart.“
Antpur is a village in Jangipara community development of the Srirampore subdivision in Hooghly District in West Bengal.Â In Antpur, there are many temples, built by wealthy jamindars in the eighteenth century. It is one of the ancient and beautiful places in Hooghly district.
Hooghly , very much popular for its festivals, again bathed in wisdom and knowledge as it celebrated the festival of SaraswatiÂ Puja.Â Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of wisdom , knowledge , art and music. Mythologically , Goddess Saraswati is believed to be the daughter of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga.Read More