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Harmasra is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Harmasra is located in India
Harmasra (India)
Coordinates: 23°01′28″N 87°00′00″E / 23.024423°N 87.000117°E / 23.024423; 87.000117Coordinates: 23°01′28″N 87°00′00″E / 23.024423°N 87.000117°E / 23.024423; 87.000117
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • Total3,131
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB
Lok Sabha constituencyBankura
Vidhan Sabha constituencyTaldangra

Harmasra is a gram panchayat under Taldangra intermediate panchayat, in Khatra subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1]


Harmasra is located at 23°01′28″N 87°00′00″E / 23.024423°N 87.000117°E / 23.024423; 87.000117

Census villages under Harmasra village panchayat are: Kadamara, Sulgi, Kiasol, Marasol, Harmasra, Keshetara, Bhimara, Chunalu, Dolbagicha, Jarkapaksara, Karanjabedia, Baghdoba, Ghagar, Patharkura, Tilabani, Kuldiha, Chakkuldiha, Sushunia, Mahishakanali, Bali Bandh, Nabagram, Maibandhi, Khichka,Rampur Kolsuli, Jamua.[1]

There are some small but picturesque water falls along the course of the Shilabati near Harmasra,[2]


As per 2011 Census of India Harmasra had a total population of 3,131 of which

  • Males= 1,581 (50%)
  • Females= 1,550 (50%).
  • Population below 6 years was 341.
  • The total number of literates in Harmasra was 2,044 (73.26% of the population over 6 years).[3]



The nearest railway station to Harmasra is Bheduasol which is located in and around 23.4 kilometer distance. Bankura Railway Station is the most important among others. The following table shows other railway stations and its distance.

  • Bheduasol railway station = 23.4 km.
  • Bankura railway station = 23.5 km.
  • Bishnupur railway station = 31.1 km.
  • ShriRampuram railway station = 46.7 km.
  • Kalipahari railway station = 47.1 km.


Harmasra‘s nearest airport is Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (located in Panagarh) situated at 63.7 km distance. Nearest International Airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (located in Kolkata) situated at 183 km. Below list shows the nearest airport and distance.

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, Andal - 63.7 km.
  • Chakulia Airport - 68.7 km.
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Dum Dum, Kolkata - 183.5 km.[citation needed]


Temple in Harmasra

Bankura district was once under the influence of Jainism and a number of Jain relics lie scattered in the district. Jain relics at villages Sonatapal, Bahulara, Dharapat, Harmasra and Paresnath (near Ambiknagar) are now taken as Hindu relics and some of the intact images are daily worshipped as Hindu deities.[4] Harmasra has Jain temple made up of bricks with a shikhara. The temple has an image of Parshavanatha along with small images of other tirthankars.[5] Durga festival is also widely celebrated in this village and is the main festival in the village.


Harmasra has a Higher Secondary School that is situated just outside the main village. It was established in 1921. It has science and arts streams. The school has good laboratory facilities. Students from nearby villages come here to study. Below list shows all the schools located nearby Harmasra and its distance.

  • Harmasra High School - 0.6 km.
  • Harmasra Girls School - 0.2 km.
Harmasra Library



  1. ^ a b "Village Panchayats of Taldangra, Bankura, West Bengal". Reports of National Panchayat Directory. Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Retrieved 2009-09-15.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ O’Malley, L.S.S., ICS, Bankura, Bengal District Gazetteers, pp.1-20,1995 reprint, Government of West Bengal
  3. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Temples and Legends of Bengal". Bankura. Hindu Books. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  5. ^ Sajnani, Manohar (2001). Encyclopaedia of Tourism Resources in India. 2nd volume. Gyan Publishing House. p. 346. ISBN 9788178350141.