Patharchapuri

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Patharchapuri
পাথরচাপুড়ি
Pathar Chapuri
village
Patharchapuri is located in West Bengal
Patharchapuri
Patharchapuri
Patharchapuri is located in India
Patharchapuri
Patharchapuri
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°55′37″N 87°26′03″E / 23.92681°N 87.434293°E / 23.92681; 87.434293Coordinates: 23°55′37″N 87°26′03″E / 23.92681°N 87.434293°E / 23.92681; 87.434293
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Government
 • Type Panchayati raj (India)
 • Body Gram panchayat
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Lok Sabha constituency Birbhum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Suri
Website birbhum.nic.in

Patharchapuri is a village under Suri police station in Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Suri.[1]

Geography[edit]

Pathar Chapuri is located at 23°55′37″N 87°26′03″E / 23.92681°N 87.434293°E / 23.92681; 87.434293.

History[edit]

A Muslim saint named Shah Meheboob but commonly known as Data Saheb is said to have been gifted with miraculous powers and he used to cure dangerous diseases by applying ash.[1] He died on 10 Choitro 1298 according to the Bengali calendar.[2][3]

Khan Bahadur, the Zamindar of Sekedda, initiated the organisation of a fair at Patharchapuri. He was the first president of the Mazar Maintenance Committee set up in 1918 by J.C.Dutta the District Magistrate. In 1933, Bijoychand Mahtab of Bardhaman Raj gifted the land.[2]

Culture[edit]

The tomb of Data Saheb in the village is frequented by many visitors.[1] A fair is held on 10–12 Choitro commemorating the death anniversary of Data Saheb. Lakhs of pilgrims assemble at Patharchapuri during the occasion.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Patharchapuri". Tourism in Birbhum. District administration. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Mukhopadhyay, Aditya, Birbhumer Mela, Paschim Banga, Birbhum Special Issue, p. 213, (in Bengali), February 2006, Information and Culture Dept., Government of West Bengal
  3. ^ O’Malley, L.S.S., ICS, Birbhum, Bengal District Gazetteers, p. 138, first published 1910, 1996 reprint, Government of West Bengal