Rohini, West Bengal

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Rohini is located in West Bengal
Rohini is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°10′10.6″N 87°05′58.8″E / 22.169611°N 87.099667°E / 22.169611; 87.099667Coordinates: 22°10′10.6″N 87°05′58.8″E / 22.169611°N 87.099667°E / 22.169611; 87.099667
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Paschim Medinipur
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,691
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Jhargram
Vidhan Sabha constituency Gopiballavpur

Rohini is a village and gram panchayat located in the Sankrail block in Jhargram subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal, India.


Rohini is situated on the banks of the Dulung River which is connected to the Subarnarekha River.

The Rohini gram panchayat contains the following villages:[1]

  • Rohini
  • Ranjitpur
  • HatiBandhi
  • Akashpura
  • Praharajpur
  • Andhari
  • Tentuli

It has been awarded the Rashtrapati Purashkar (presidential award) for developing a rural drainage system.


As per 2011 Census of India Rohini had a total population of 1,691 of which 876 (52%) were males and 815 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 174. The total number of literates in Rohini was 1,273 (75.28% of the population over 6 years).[2]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Sankrail CD Block are located at Rohini. [3]


The village is connected to major towns and cities in West Bengal, including Kharagpur, Medinipur, Jhargram, Gopiballavpur, Belda, Digha, Howrah and many more places. State Transport Department can employ more Buses between Rohini and Howrah/ Kolkata. Despite of its importance, roads connecting Rohini needs to be in better shape.[4]


Rohini has the following Educational Institutions and alike :

  • Rohini Junior Basic School
  • Rohini C.R.D. High School(HS)
  • Rohini Valika Vidyalaya(HS)
  • Rohini Morning Star School


Rohini is the birthplace of Rasikananda Mahaprabhu of Vaishnabh religion.

Rohini is known for its cultural heritage and became a center of education after independence. The library, Ramnarayan Pathagar has helped many researchers with its rich collection of rare books.Ranjitpur is the birthplace of famous contemporary Bengali poet Late Amar Sarangi.

Places to Visit[edit]

The following are places of interest in Rohini:

  • Rameshwar Temple on the bank of Subarnarekha River
  • Rasikananda Mahaprabhu's birthplace & Temple
  • Raj Bari (also called GARH)
  • Ramnarayan Pathagar(Ranjitpur)
  • Picnic Spot on the Subarnarekha river bed developed by Sankrail block
  • Bhramargarh - connected to an ancient love story
  • Neel Kuthi- although in ruins


  1. ^ "Rohini". Glorius India. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook: Paschim Medinipur" (PDF). Map of Paschim Medinipur with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rohini". onefivenine. Retrieved 23 July 2016.

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