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Pakhanna is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°24′33″N 87°22′36″E / 23.4092660°N 87.3765795°E / 23.4092660; 87.3765795Coordinates: 23°24′33″N 87°22′36″E / 23.4092660°N 87.3765795°E / 23.4092660; 87.3765795
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 722 208
Lok Sabha constituency Bankura
Vidhan Sabha constituency Barjora

Pakhanna (or Pokharna) is a village in the Barjora police station area of Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-east of Susunia, on the south bank of Damodar River.[1]


This village is considered to be the same as Pushkarana, once the capital of Chandravarman, son of Simhavarman, the extent of whose dominions may have been more or less coterminous with ancient Rarh region or south-west Bengal. It is the place mentioned in the Susunia inscription and dates back to 4th century AD.[1][2] According to the inscription on the Allahabad pillar Chandravarman was defeated by Samudragupta and the area became a part of the Gupta Empire.[3]


Pakhanna is located at 23°24′33″N 87°22′36″E / 23.4092660°N 87.3765795°E / 23.4092660; 87.3765795


As per 1991 census Pakhanna has a total population of 13,447. 14.06 per cent of the population was below 6 years of age.[4]


  1. ^ a b Ghosh, Binoy, Paschim Banger Sanskriti, (in Bengali), part I, 1976 edition, p. 408-409, Prakash Bhaban
  2. ^ Majumdar, R.C., History of Ancient Bengal, pp. 32, 444, Tulshi Prakashani.
  3. ^ Sengupta, Nitish, History of the Bengali-speaking People, p.21, UBS Publishers’ Distributors Pvt. Ltd.
  4. ^ "Bankura District". Block Profile. District authorities. Retrieved 2009-09-01.