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Birnagar Nadia
famous for durga puja
famous for durga puja
Birnagar Nadia is located in West Bengal
Birnagar Nadia
Birnagar Nadia
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°17′N 88°32′E / 23.28°N 88.53°E / 23.28; 88.53Coordinates: 23°17′N 88°32′E / 23.28°N 88.53°E / 23.28; 88.53
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Nadia
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 46,787
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 741121
Telephone code 91 3473
Vehicle registration WB 52
Sex ratio 1:1 /
Lok Sabha constituency Ranaghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Krishnaganj

Badkulla (Bengali: বাদকুল্লা) is a town in Nadia District in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated at a distance of 10 kilometers from district headquarters Krishnagar and approximately 80 kilometers from Kolkata. Now it is a semi town but growing with a high throttle it will become a complete town soon by the economical assistance of Rice Mill and Steel Furniture factories. It comes under krishnaganj(sc) Legislative Assembly and Ranaghat (sc) Lokshabha.


According to the senior citizens of Badkulla, previously Badkulla was under the king of Krishnagar, Raja Krishnachandra Roy.Being glad to the people of Badkulla, Raja Krishnachandra freed them from giving Tax. (Bengali-Bengali: কর). In old Bengali the word Bengali: কর was "KULLA" (Bengali: কুল্লা and "Bengali: বাদ)" means no or not. As the people of Badkulla were not giving Bengali: কর(tax) Raja Krishnachandra named the place "BADKULLA". Since then the name of Badkulla was originated. Many veteran residents of Badkulla usually say present Badkulla Rly Station was situated at Patua Rly gate.


Badkulla is located at 23°17′N 88°32′E / 23.28°N 88.53°E / 23.28; 88.53.[1] It has an average elevation of 9 metres (30 feet). Nadia district is mostly alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi. The alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi, Churni and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature.The Anjana river has gone through Badkulla. Though at present, it can hardly be recognized as a river due to immense pollution and population. But it is believed that once the great poet Rabindranath Tagore had come and wrote a poem about the Anjana river and a temple beside it. That temple can still be found beside the Anjana river.[2]


In Badkulla there are some high schools, one for boys, one for girls and the others are Co-Ed. Moreover, there are about more than 20 primary schools and 4 K.G. Nursery Schools under Shishu Mangal Parsad. There is a Govt-sponsored Town Library here name Rani Bhawani Pathagar. There is no college here.

Higher Secondary Schools:

  1. Badkulla United Academy [H.S]
  2. Surabhistan Bhuvan Mohini Girls' High School[H.S]
  3. Anjangarh High School[H.S]
  4. Bapuji Nagar High School[H.S]
  5. Arbandi High School[H.S]
  6. Khamarshimulia High School[H.S]

Primary Schools:

  1. Surabhistan GSF Primary School
  2. Badkulla Primary School (Under BUA)
  3. Patuli Primary School
  4. Anjangarh Primary School
  5. Nowpukuria Primary School
  6. Dakshin Chandra Rupantarit Nimno Buniyadi Prathomik Vidyalay
  7. Dakshin Chandra SSKM
  8. Patua Primary School
  9. Ashrampara Primary School
  10. Charkatala Primary School
  11. Gangni Primary School
  12. Dosatina Converted Junior Basic School
  13. Puradarpur primary school
  14. Goruapota junior high school
  15. Goruapota primary school
  16. Mousumi Adarsha Primary School
  17. Kaya Adarsha Shiksha Niketon

K.G. Schools (Shishu Mangal Parsat Affiliated):

  1. Shishu Bharati
  2. Shishu Niketan KG Nursery School
  3. Sister Nivedita Vidyapith
  4. Shishu Vina


As of 2011 India census, Badkulla has a population of 46787.[3] Males constitute 50.55% of the population and females 49%.Badkulla has an average literacy rate of 88.75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 92.79%, and female literacy is 84.65%.[3] In Badkulla, 4.55% of the population is under 6 years of age. The sex ratio of Badkulla is 978.


Badkulla is famous in the district for small-scale weaving industry and large pandals during Durga-Puja.During the four days of Durga-Puja Badkulla becomes alive. Every year thousands of people gather here from the nearby places to see the huge pandals, beautiful light works, amazing idols. Once upon a time here Durgapuja was started after getting sound of Cannon from the Royal Palace of Krishnachandra of Krishnagar. Apart from the Durga-Puja, it also well known for its cultural devotion. Here all the clubs organize annual functions to encourage the common people to take participation in different social and cultural events. All Durgapuja Club:- 1.Ajay Sangha 2.Anami Club 3.Anjangarh Tarun Sangha 4.Badkulla United Club 5.Beltala Para Barowari 6.Bhaduri Naboday Sangha 7.Bhatrishree Sangha 8.Buri Maa 9.Club Samprity 10.Friends Club 11.Gangni Udayan Sangha 12.Jayashree Club 13.Kundu Barir Durga Puja 14.Milan Sangha 15.Nabashree Bazar Samiti 16.Nabin Sangha 17.National Boys Club (NBC) 18.Pallishree Samity 19.Patuli Ghoshpara Baroari 20.Sarbashree Sangha 21.Tufan Sangha 22.Youngstar Club 23.Yubak Sangha 24.Yuva Parishad

Laxmi Puja, Rathyatra and Rashyatra is also very famous of here. Some volunteer web-developers of Badkulla has created a website ( ) of Badkulla Durgapuja to share it with the world.[4]

Idol of Anami Club, 2010


Amazing Lighting of Badkulla United Club, 2011

Awesome Pandel of Anami Club, 2011 based on Akshay Dham Mandir

Traditional Idol of Udayan Sangha, 2011

Age-old Puja of Badkulla, Purba Badkulla Baroari


Badkulla Railway Station

The local train is the most convenient way to reach Badkulla. It would take around 2 hours to reach Kolkata both by rail and road. Another way to reach here is Bus (Bus no 17B) of Krishnagar-Ranaghat (via Badkulla) State Highway 11, passes through here. Third way is Trekker and Auto ricshaw from Phulia, Dignagar, Hanskhali, Chitashali-Itaberia, Aranghata and Bagula. Moreover, for internal communication Auto rickshaw and Cycle rickshaw is available. Badkulla is also accessible through National Highway 34, which is around 6 kilometres (3.72 mi) away. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, located around 70 kilometres (43 mi) south, operates domestic and international flights.


Financial area[edit]

Now know about some financial condition of Badkulla. In this town there are five branch of SBI, UCO, NDCCB, Allahabad Bank, Bandhan bank and Vangiya Gramin Vikash Bank. There are 11 ATM's { SBI - 5, UCO - 3, UBI -1, Axis Bank - 1, Money Spot - 1} of various bank situated in Badkulla's main Area.

Health and safety[edit]

"Badkulla Rural Hospital" is the only government Health center of Badkulla. 4 posted doctor, 8 Nurse, 9 group D staffs and 1 Ambulance is always ready to serve their best to the people of Badkulla. It has 30 bed capacity which is very low but good as something is better than nothing. There are one private nursing home named "Nabadeepto" nursing home also servicing for the people of Badkulla and near about locality. For the safety of people all the staffs of "Taherpur police Station" and "Badkulla Police Fandi" doing their best.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Badkulla
  2. ^ Gangopadhyay, Basudev, Paschimbanga Parichay, 2001, (Bengali), p. 70, Sishu Sahitya Sansad
  3. ^ a b "Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Census of India, Government of India. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Website of Badkulla Durgapuja