|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bolpur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Bolpur|
- For other places with the same name see Raipur (disambiguation)
Raipur is located at clarification needed].. The village lies on the road that bypasses the town of bolpur and is near to the BITM[
In 1863, Debendranath Tagore took on permanent lease 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land, with two chhatim trees, at a yearly payment of Rs. 5, from Bhuban Mohan Singha, the zamindar of Raipur. He built a guest house and named it Santiniketan (the abode of peace). Gradually, the whole area came to be known as Santiniketan.
The ruins of the ancestral house of the zamindar Bhuban Mohan Singha still stands at the end of the viilage. Tourists bound for Bolpur may easily pay a visit to this site. The grandeur and vast expanse of the once stately mansion can still be recognized.
Raipur is also on the banks of River Ajay and visitors may also enjoy the beauty of this grand river.
- "Census Data District Name: Birbhum(08) Block Name: Bolpur-Sriniketan (0016)" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-04-03.[dead link]
- Basak, Tapan Kumar, Rabindranath-Santiniketan-Sriniketan (An Introduction), p. 2, B.B.Publication
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