Benapur

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Benapur
Village
Benapur is located in West Bengal
Benapur
Benapur
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°28′N 87°58′E / 22.47°N 87.97°E / 22.47; 87.97Coordinates: 22°28′N 87°58′E / 22.47°N 87.97°E / 22.47; 87.97
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Howrah, Kolkata
Lok Sabha constituency Uluberia
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bagnan
Website howrah.gov.in

Benapur is a village in Bagnan-II Block, Howrah District, West Bengal. Its location, beside the Rupnarayana River, has made it to an wonderful place for picnic. Its Geographic location is 22°28′N 87°58′E / 22.47°N 87.97°E / 22.47; 87.97.[1]

The village is divided into North and South Benapur by the Nuntia-Benapur Road, a spur of the from Bagnan-Gadiara Road from Nuntia.

Economy[edit]

Farming (principally rice paddies and floriculture) forms the mainstay of the village economy, with jaba, golap, aparajita, and ganda flowers cultivated extensively. There are smaller industries producing bricks and, during the rainy season, the prized hilsa fish.

Education[edit]

Benapur Chandanapara High School

Historically Benapur is very rich in education. A school naming Benapur Chandanapara High School (H.S) Benapur Chandanapara High School (H.S)] is vary famous in Bagnan. It has long history in producing many talented students who have been established in different fields.

Religion[edit]

The village is predominantly Hindu, with local temples to the deities Sitala, Kali, and Shiva. Ma Jagaddhatri and Ma Basanti are worshipped in the village. Vishalakshmi is also an important goddess in this village.

Tour[edit]

As the village is just 10 km from NH6, the village is now becoming one of the favorite place for Picnic lovers. Huge area of green riverbank of Rupnarayana river is waiting with wonderful sites for picnic. Now-a-days a Government Guest House is under construction for welcoming tourist in near future. A huge gathering has been found in every special days for picnic, especially in the months of December–January.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Benapur". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2013-11-14.