[13][15][16], Murshidabad was the only Muslim majority district in West Bengal at the time of partition of India in 1947. Jiaganj and Azimganj - the two towns located municipalities. The municipalities are: Murshidabad and Jiaganj Azimganj. After 1965, when Land Lord system or "Zamindari" system was abolished, Bhattapara lost its glory. The name was changed to Jiaganj after the Mughal Empire conquered Bengal, and came in power of Murshidabad. Jiaganj Tirth ( Jain Mandir's) 4 Mandir and one Dadabari It passes through this CD Block and there are stations at Jiaganj and Murshidabad. In spite of living different religious of people, they do not forget that they are the sons of our India. Originally they came from Kanauj (U.P) at the time of King Ballal Sen/ Laxman Sen. In the 2011 census, Muslims numbered 127,886 and formed 54.52% of the population in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block. Jiaganj-Azimganj Pictures [13][14], Murshidabad district had 4,707,573 Muslims who formed 66.27% of the population, 2,359,061 Hindus who formed 33.21% of the population, and 37, 173 persons belonging to other religions who formed 0.52% of the population, in the 2011 census. Baluchar is the original ancestral name of Jiaganj. Murshidabad-Jiaganj is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Lalbag subdivision of Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality was established in 1896. There are two parallel railway links on both the sides of river Bhagirathi. The old and historic city of Nawab period is situated near Azimganj city railway station. [1][2], The Bagri or the eastern part of the district is a low lying alluvial plain with the shape of an isosceles triangle. Shree Shambhabnath Ji, 2. Notable Schools: St.Joseph's School,Jiaganj Raja Bijoy Singh Vidyamandir (old name Edward Coronation Institution), Azimganj Rai Budh Singh Bahadur High School, Azimganj Keshore Kumari Balika Vidyalaya, Birendra Singh Singhi High School, Surendra Narayan Girls High School, Amaipara High School, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dav School. Log In. There are several historic Jain temples in the city including Sri Neminath Swami, Chintamani Parasnath, Shantinath,[9][10] Gaudi Parshwanath, Padmaprabhu, and Sanwalia Parasnath (Rambagh) temples and a dadabadi at Rambagh. 115 villages (90.55%) have telephones (including landlines, public call offices and mobile phones). The fund, created by the Government of India, is designed to redress regional imbalances in development. Also a temple of Lord Krishna (ThakurBari) made by Manmothonath Saha. The Boro Govinda Bari is a place of religious interest. Every year a puja of Lord Kartik (another Hindu God) was used to be held there in "Kartik Bari". Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality is one of the oldest municipalities in Murshidabad district. 3.5K likes. [5] Headquarters of this CD Block is at Murshidabad. Geography Jiaganj Azimganj gets its name from the two towns on opposite sides of the Baghirathi River, Jiaganj (Ziaganj) on the left bank and Azimganj on the right bank. [4][5], Rani Dhanya Kumari College was initially started as an evening college in the premises of Sripat Singh College in 1962 at Jiaganj. While the proportion of Muslim population in the district increased from 61.40% in 1991 to 63.67% in 2001, the proportion of Hindu population declined from 38.39% in 1991 to 35.92% in 2001. [21], In Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block, amongst the 127 inhabited villages, 26 villages did not have a school, the highest amongst all CD Blocks in the district, 34 villages have more than 1 primary school, 28 villages have at least 1 primary and 1 middle school and 20 villages had at least 1 middle and 1 secondary school. 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[24][25], In 2013-14, Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block had offices of 7 commercial banks and 1 gramin bank. Jiaganj Azimganj is a city and a municipality in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. [21], Murshidabad is famous for its silk industry since the Middle Ages. [8], As per the 2011 census, the total number of literates in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block was 142,137 (69.12% of the population over 6 years) out of which males numbered 77,495 (72.82% of the male population over 6 years) and females numbered 64,642 (65.16% of the female population over 6 years). Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality was established in 1896. Not Now. Jiaganj Azimganj is a city and a municipality in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Driven by religion, she planned to build a Varanasi in Bengal. From the British reign, most famous personalities came to the post of Chairman and had their greatest activity for the development of this Municipality. Durgapada Singha, Shyamsundar Singha Choudhury, Anil Singha, Umapada Ghosh, Ashit Ghosh, Kalinarayan Singha are few of them. It is around these tirthas that a lesser-known Jain visual culture developed, influencing the evolution of … There were 121,187 (52%) males and 113,378 (48%) females. 14 villages (11.02%) have post offices. Sripat Singh College was established in 1949 at Jiaganj. serves Jiaganj Azimganj municipality. The people of different religions such as Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jain and Sikh have lived here. Begamganj is a very old locality in Jiaganj. Hindus numbered 104,636 and formed 44.61% of the population. The Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality has population of 51,790 of which 26,150 are males while 25,640 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. It is a locality in jiaganj near the Bhagirathi river. The teerth kshetra is situated in Jiaganj is about 200 Km away from Kolkata. Distance between Sealdah and Jiaganj is 235 km. 8 talking about this. Forgot account? It has 1 panchayat samity, 8 gram panchayats, 153 gram sansads (village councils), 132 mouzas and 127 inhabited villages. Jiaganj 1. [6], Gram panchayats in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block/ panchayat samiti are: Bahadurpur, Dahapara, Dangapara, Kapasdanga, Mukundabagh, Nutungram, Prosadpur and Tentulia. The gender disparity (the difference between female and male literacy rates) was 7.66%. Organization. [21], There are 127 inhabited villages in Murshidabad-Jiaganaj CD Block. The main areas where this industry has flourished are Khagra and Jiaganj. The descendants of the said Bhattacharyas are commonly known as their glorious title "Bhatta" and they have been using the title as surname. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose visited Kartik Bari before independence (before 1947). [11], Large villages in Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block were (2011 population figure in brackets): Sanyasidanga (6,891), Talgachi (10,435), Chunakhali (5,599), Khanpur (7,118), Kapasdanda (5,154), Gudhia (9,660), Tentulia (7,576), Dharmmapur (5,319), Hasenpur (8,093) and Dangapara (4,900). In Jiaganj Azimganj, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. See more of Jiaganj Azimganj on Facebook. The population below 6 years was 28,993. This conglomeration of ancient Gauda (North Bengal) and Rada area constituting this municipality was a part of Murshidabad municipality till 1896 when it was curved out as a separate municipal area. [21], Murshidabad district is listed as a backward region and receives financial support from the Backward Regions Grant Fund. The most famous Indian Sari, … Map of Jiaganj Azimganj village in Null Tehsil, Murshidabad, West Bengal. It had 29 family welfare subcentres. One of the most famous place in Jiaganj. Murshidabas and Jiaganj police stations serve this block. [21], The Ranaghat-Lalgola branch line was opened in 1905. Jiaganj আমার শহর. Affiliated with the University of Kalyani, it offers honours courses in Bengali, history, philosophy, political science, economics, physics, chemistry, mathematics and botany, and post graduation in Bengali. Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block had 2 technical/ professional institutions with 194 students and 415 institutions for special and non-formal education with 18,231 students. Jiaganj-Azimganj is a Municipality city in district of Murshidabad, West Bengal. Tracing its roots back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the areas of Azimganj–Jiaganj–Murshidabad today form a cluster of 13 active Jain Svetambara temples which by Jain religious standards entitles the location of the temples to be called a tirtha (pilgrimage site). [22], Persons engaged in agriculturein Murshidabd-Jiaganj CD Block, From 1977 onwards major land reforms took place in West Bengal. The Ganges/Padma and the Bhagirathi form the two equal sides; the Jalangi forms the entire base; other offshoots of the Ganges meander within the area. As per 2001 census, Murshidabad-Jiaganj block has a total population of 199,261, out of which 103,421 were males and 96,200 were females. [9] Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent. [30], In 2014, Murshidabad-Jiaganj CD Block had 2 primary health centres, 1 Government of India/ central PSU medical unit and 1 private nursing home with total 8 beds and 3 doctors (excluding private bodies). The Sarbajanani Durga Puja in Baroaritala and Saraswatitala is famous and old one. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. They have also a temple of "Laxmi-Narayan Dev" adjacent to their residential house and have trusty of Sabayat among themselves. Non-Taxable Zamindary). [8], See also – List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate, In the 2001 census, Bengali was mother tongue of 98.3% of the population in Murshidabad district, followed by Santhali 0.8%, Hindi 0.4%, Telugu 0.2% and Urdu 0.1%. 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Murshidabad-Jiaganj block registered a population growth of 26.11 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Jiaganj (24.23°N 88.27°E) is on the east side while Azimganj (24.23°N 88.25°E) is on the west. Debipur constitutes the ward number 8 of Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality.It consists of Debipur Mahanta Ganapati Das High School and Debipur Sub-Post office.[3]. Others numbered 2,043 and formed 0.87% of the population. In 1863, the Indian Branch Railway Company, a private company opened the Nalhati - Azimganj branch line The 27 kilometres The family has contributed a lot to the society, religion, academics and culture. Bikki Khela Ghar, Anjali Villa, an ancient Shiva temple etc are located here. The WHO guideline for arsenic in drinking water is 10 mg/ litre, and the Indian Standard value is 50 mg/ litre. Nehalia is renowned for its Historical Museum, Roybahadur's Palace, "Hat" (A local fair arranged on every Wednesday). The present chairman of Jiaganj and Azimganj Municipality is Sri Prasenjit Ghosh. 7 villages (5.51%) have agricultural credit societies and 11 villages (8.66%) have banks. The municipal area is surrounded by Murshidabad town in the south, vast land of Bhagabangolla in the North and while in the east and west sides by the Rada area of Nabagram and Sagardighi. [7], As per 2011 Census of India Murshidabad Jiaganj CD Block had a total population of 234,565, all of which were rural. List of all towns and Villages in Murshidabad Block of Murshidabad district, West Bengal. A gigantic sweet (Chomchom) was made in his honour. Jain temples There are several historic Jain temples in the city including Sri Neminath Swami, Chintamani Parasnath, Shantinath, [7] [8] Gaudi Parshwanath, Padmaprabhu, and Sanwalia Parasnath (Rambagh) temples and a dadabadi at Rambagh. Goursundar Singha Choudhury the great educationist belongs to this place who has a great contribution to Jiaganj's education system. 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