Belgachia

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Belgachia
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Facade of Belgachhia Rajbari
Facade of Belgachhia Rajbari
Belgachia is located in Kolkata
Belgachia
Belgachia
Belgachia is located in West Bengal
Belgachia
Belgachia
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°36′N 88°23′E / 22.600°N 88.383°E / 22.600; 88.383Coordinates: 22°36′N 88°23′E / 22.600°N 88.383°E / 22.600; 88.383
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
KMC Ward 3, 5
Metro Station Belgachia
Parliamentary constituency Kolkata Uttar
Assembly constituency Kashipur Belgachhia
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91 33

Belgachia is a neighbourhood in north Kolkata, earlier known as Calcutta, in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Transport[edit]

Belgachhia metro station is the nearest metro station of Kolkata Metro.

Jain Temple[edit]

Shree Digambar Jain Pareswanath Temple is considered on of the most sacred Jain temple of worship in Kolkata. This temple was built in 1914 and belongs to Diagambar sect. of Jainism. This artistic Nagar style temple, with ornamental pillars and sculptures copied from the old jain temples and caves, casting its shadow in the adjoining tank creates a picturesque scenery. The temple is surrounded by four beautiful gardens. A unique 81 feet high Manastambha(Pillar of pride) with sparking white marble is one of the major attraction of this temple. This temple is dedicated to Parshvantha, the twenty-third tirthakar of Jainism.The manasthambh made by white colored marble is really attractive. Temple also has a dharamshala equipped with all modern facilities.[1][2]

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