Bhimgarh

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Bhimgarh
ভীমগড়
Bhimgara
Town
Bhimgarh is located in West Bengal
Bhimgarh
Bhimgarh
Bhimgarh is located in India
Bhimgarh
Bhimgarh
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°44′31″N 87°17′14″E / 23.7419800°N 87.2872500°E / 23.7419800; 87.2872500Coordinates: 23°44′31″N 87°17′14″E / 23.7419800°N 87.2872500°E / 23.7419800; 87.2872500
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Birbhum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dubrajpur
Website birbhum.nic.in

Bhimgarh is a town in the Suri Sadar subdivision of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Bhimgarh is located at 23°44′31″N 87°17′14″E / 23.7419800°N 87.2872500°E / 23.7419800; 87.2872500 on the north bank of Ajay River.

History[edit]

There are remains of an old fort with low earthen ramparts beaten by the weather to low gentle mounds. The place is attributed to the five Pandavas, who are said to have stayed here for some time during their exile. On the other side of the river is Pandaveswar, where there are some temples also attributed to the Pandavas. There is a small temple known as Bhimeswara with a lingam supposed to have been set up by Bhim, one of the Pandavas.[1]

Transport[edit]

Bhimgara is a railway station on the Andal-Sainthia Branch Line of Eastern Railway.[1] There is a branch line to Palasthali.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O’Malley, L.S.S., ICS, Birbhum, Bengal District Gazetteers, p. 122, first published 1910, 1996 reprint, Government of West Bengal