Puthia Rajbari, Rajshahi [Travel Guide]

Puthia Rajbari, Rajshahi. Photo:Ansar Uddin Khan Pradhan


Rajshahi is one of the upazilas and upazilas of Sadarpadhara Puthia district. Puthia Rajbari, situated just one kilometer south of Rajshahi-Natore highway, 30 kilometers east of Rajshahi city and south of Rajshahi-Natore highway. Puthia Rajbari is truly safer than any other rajbari available in Bangladesh, and is well-preserved and glazed architectural.

The Puthiya Rajbari, built in a double-sided rectangular plan on the south side of Puthiya Bazar, is an attractive building. The main entrance of the palatial palace is located on the north side of the lion door. The zamindars or kings used to manage their raj from here. In this Rajbari prison was arranged for the convicted persons, including the system of giving donations. The influence of interesting Indo-European architectural styles is noticed in the front of the Bajbari front made by lime straws and small bricks. There was a water supply system for the safety of the Rajbari. It was built in the nineteenth century by the family zamindars family members. Though the archaeological sites under the control of the Archaeological University of Rajbari are now being used as Loshkorpur Degree College.


Puthia Rajbari, Rajshahi
Puthia is surrounded by the dome of the royal palace. Today the trench is known in various names namely- Shiv Sarabar or Shishaggar, Gopalchouki, Bekichoui, Govinda Sarobar and Marachouki. Besides, there is a huge pond named Shyamsagar in the middle of Rajbari area. The total land area of this Rajbari is 25.93 acres (except the Shyamasagar 6.00 acres in the center). Puthia Rajbari and its surroundings, there are a number of magnificent temples built by the zamindars of this region still standing high on their heads. After the partition, five ani and four ani royal palaces were built separately. There is no sign of any other house except these two palaces.

There are fourteen temples in Puthia Rajbari and its adjoining mouza still in full swing. Among the temples are two pancharthas, a double-decker, a mixed tree tricolor, an octagonal earthen pot, two plates, and the rest of the pyramid adal chauchala roof. Bricks and lime-pickings were used to build temples. As a decoration, the use of erected terracotta plaques on most of the temples in Hindu religious and contemporary social content is observed.



Large annex temple
About 100 meters west of Puthia Rajbari lake, there are three temples alongside the west side of the large dighi of the landlord house. Among these, the temple situated on the southern side is known as the four-star big anchor. The entrance to the three rooms built on the north rectangular plan north to the south is located on the east. The roof of the middle room of this temple is built in Dochala system. The two rooms are covered with two square and four roofed roofs. The front wall of the temple is decorated with a variety of terracotta plaques on the front wall. According to the established arrangement, the temple was supposed to be built in the 17/18th century.


Puthia big Shiva temple
Mandir of Puthia Rajbari
To reach Puthia Bazar, there is a large Shiva temple located on the southern side of Dighi on the left side of the hand. The main entrance gate, located on a 4 meter high platform, is located on the south side. There is a stairs on the south side to go to the temple. There are four ornaments in the four corners on the temple, a quadrangle or a gem. The central peak is about 20 meters high. The pyramid shaped peaks are constructed on the four-cornered structure. On the four sides of it, there are many small pigeon-shaped temples built in the form of murtures in the different parts of the temple, there was a temple decoration of Hindu gods and goddesses. Which is currently in the central part of the nearly destroyed temple, 3.00 meters square, and four rooms in one corner. The verandah is inserted between the four corners of the corner. There are large siblings and gauri patras in the central chamber of the temple. So that the worshipers are still worshiping. It is a remarkable achievement among the Puthiya temples. In 1823, Rani Dibbani Devi of Panchani landlord's house constructed this temple. This temple is called Bhuvaneshwara temple.


Puthia temple
In the four-storey temple built on square sides of the Puthia Rajbari front ground, each arm measuring 21.54 meters. Established in the form of East Lime and Tarikir, the Doom Monch Temple is gradually kept on top. On top of the fourth floor there is a pavement shaped bowl of temple. Decorated by the Finale at the top of the peak Each floor has a prominent stretched verandah around. There are seven entrances in each arm, five trolleys, and each arm has one entrance gate. The height of this temple is 20 meters from the surrounding plain land. Built in the last decade of the nineteenth century, Hemant Kumari Devi, the fifth landowner of Puthia.


Puthia Govinda Temple
Govinda Temple situated in the premises of Puthia Panchani Zamindar house. Govinda temple is an important archeology. The temple built on the high altitude is made of square plan. There are numerous terracotta plaques in the temple complex. In addition to the formation of Ramayana, Mahabharata and mythological stories, photographs of animals and plants are also highlighted by plaque images. This temple is believed to have been built in the 18th century.



How to go

One kilometer south of Rajshahi-Natore Highway, one kilometer from the bus stand, only five minutes to the rickshaw, the rent is only five rupees. Distance from Rajshahi city distance 34 kilometers and Natore 18 kilometers.The place will be around 30 kilometers before the city of Rajshahi when the place is in its own car. Apart from this, Puthia goes down on any bus to Rajshahi. It takes time to reach Puthia on the local bus from Rajshahi for about an hour. Puthia goes down on a bus from Rajshahi central bus terminal.

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Where to stay

There are two dakbangalos in the district of Puthia where the rent can be paid. But before the arrival, the district board will have to allocate dakbangalote. Phone No. 0721-776348 of the Chief Executive Officer of the district council. Apart from Puthia bus stand, there is a private residential hotel.

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