छोटी मस्जिद, साहिबगंज (Chhoti Masjid) – Sahibganj

Chhoti Masjid is famous mosque and holi place of Ibadath 🕌☪️ for Muslims, Situated in lC road, Sahibganj, Jharkhand 816109

This is a very beautiful and very old mosque in Sahibganj and well maintained by the management.

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उधवा गांव एवं उधवा नाला, राजमहल, साहिबगंज (Udhwa/Udhwa Nala/Udhwa Canal) – Rajmahal

Udhwa (also spelled Udhua) is a village in the Uddhwa CD block in the Rajmahal subdivision of the Sahibganj district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Udhwa is named after saint Uddhava of Mahabharat times, a friend of God Krishna and philosopher of Sankhya Yoga (Samkhya). It is believed that Udhwa was the place of Saint Uddhava.

Udhwa Nala, Sahibganj

Nawab Itimad-ud-Daula Mir Qasim was put on the throne of Murshidabad by East India Company, replacing his father-in-law Mir Jafer, on 20th October 1760. Mir Qasim soon began to show a will of his own and to cherish dreams of independence. He eventually shifted his capital from Murshidabad to Munger in Bihar where he raised an independent army.

Battle of Udhwa NalaThe Battle of Udhwa nala between Mir Qasim, and the British (1763) was centered here. On 5th September 1763 Mir Qasim fought the …

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राजमहल की चीनी मिट्टी की खानें (China Clay Mines) – Rajmahal

China Clay Mines, Rajmahal

Rajmahal Hills has very high quality china clay materials. There are several mines established in this area.

China clay is used in the manufacture of ceramic and pottery; the white variety is used in glazing. Silica sand is used in the iron and steel and glass sectors as it provides SiO2 for glass formulation.

China Clay Mines, Rajmahal

Due to the mining of china clay over the years there have formed beautiful & scenic lakes, which is of tourists' attraction.

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टकसाल, राजमहल (Taksal : Mint Factory) – Rajmahal

Ruins of Taksal, Rajmahal

Taksal or the coin factory set up by the East India Company is in a shambles.

Silver One Rupee Coin of Shah Shuja of Akbarnagar Mint, Rajmahal Silver One Rupee Coin of Shah Shuja of Akbarnagar Mint, Rajmahal

Shah Shuja, Akbarnagar Mint, Silver Rupee, 

Obv: kalima shahada in square, four khalifas name in margins, 

Rev: muhammad shah shuja on top & badshah ghazi at bottom in square & abul zafar nasr ud din muhammad saheb-e- qiran sani in margins, 

11.3g, 20.58mm, (KM # 277.1), about fine, Very Rare.

The entire period from AH 1068 - AH 1070 where we find the coins of Shah Shuja, Murad Baksh, Aurangzeb of the same dates is very interesting. Till date it is not confirmed that for how long the Shah Shuja has ruled as a Mughal Ruler because the coins have appeared with the single date. On appointment Shah Shuja posted to  Jahangirnagar (Dhaka), the capital of Bengal during his pr…

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मां पगली दुर्गा मंदिर, राजमहल (Ma Pagli Durga Temple) – Rajmahal

शहर से करीब चार किलोमीटर दूर गुनिहारी पंचायत के गदागंज (मंडई) स्थित पगली दुर्गा मां का मंदिर भक्तों के लिए आस्था का केंद्र है। मंदिर का इतिहास करीब 260 साल पुराना है।

Ma Pagli Durga Temple - Mandai, Rajmahal

उस समय इस गांव की आबादी काफी घनी थी । यह मंडी के नाम से जाना जाता था। एक बार ऐसा हुआ कि गांव में लोग अचानक घातक बीमारी की चपेट में आने लगे । एक के बाद एक कई लोगों की मौत होने लगी। लोग गांव छोड़ने का मन बना चुके थे। हालांकि अचानक रात में गांव के ही एक व्यक्ति को मां ने सपने में कहा कि उक्त स्थान पर मेरी पूजा के लिए बेदी बनाओ और हमारी पूजा धूमधाम से करो । तभी तुम लोगों की बीमारी दूर होगी। दूसरे दिन उस व्यक्ति ने गांव के लोगों को इस संबंध में बताया । ग्रामीणों ने मिलकर मां की बेदी बनाकर पूजा अर्चना शुरू की । इससे बीमारी से ग्रामीणों को छुटकारा मिलने लगा। तब से अब तक मां की अनावृत पूजा की जाती है।

Pagli Durga Temple, Mandai, Rajmahal

दुर्गा पूजा के नवमी तिथि पर पड़ती है सैकड़ों बली: दुर्गा पूजा की नवमी तिथि पर प्रत्येक वर…

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राजमहल रेलवे स्टेशन (Rajmahal Railway Station)

Rajmahal Railway Station

The heritage station building of Rajmahal, the oldest station of the Malda Division of Eastern Railways, which was also once the capital of Bengal during the Mughal period, the Rajmahal Railway Station is the second oldest station in India. The Rajmahal to Bardwan (West Bengal) rail track was one of the first few railway lines to be built. The first railway line from Howrah towards Delhi was routed through Rajmahal: the East Indian Railway line was completed in October 1859, which is the third oldest Rail link of Indian Railways. The first train in this section from Howrah to Rajmahal had started on 4 July 1860.

Railway Line in Rajmahal


It was expected that rail connectivity between Calcutta and Rajmahal would avoid the five hundred and twenty eight miles of a long circuitous route of “rapid and ever tortuous Bhaugerrutte, long labyrinth of Soonderbunds, which would be navigable only eight m…

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काठघर, राजमहल (Kathghar): The Village of Stone Cereals – Rajmahal

Kathghar, probably the only place on the face of earth where you can get ‘stone cereals’ – pebbles that resemble different varieties of rice, pulses and seeds.

The Geological Survey of India had done a study on these stone cereals in the late 80s and they came to the conclusion that these are basically undigested silica particles that were trapped inside the basalt rocks found in abundance in that area. Over a period of time, the rocks weathered and silica particles of different shapes, sizes and colors came out in the open. It is very likely that in the ancient times there was a stream or a river nearby that deposited the ‘stone cereals’ at Kathghar.

Stone Cereals (Grain Fossils) at Kathghar, Rajmahal

veteran geologist A K Sahni contested Singh’s claim.

“My first impression is that these are silica, spindle-shaped objects that congealed during an eruptive phase of the volcanic activity that occurred around Rajmahal about 100…

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नील कोठी, राजमहल (Neel Kothi) – Rajmahal

Neel-kothi is a historical place and it is located at the heart of the city of Rajmahal. It was built by Englishman on 24 September 1796 to process and storage of Neel (Indigo) used for dying cotton cloth;

During British time, Rajmahal became part of the British program for an indigo cultivation. Those indigo fields are probably being used for growing rice, dals, other cereals and even mustard.  

Neel Kothi, Rajmahal

Nil Kothi is situated at the banks of Ganga around 1 kms from the railway station in 'Kasimbazar' area. Unfortunately this place is acquired by a local person, so we cannot go inside of this warehouse but still we can go and visit the place and surroundings.

The structure has big wooden gates. There are few places in the building where the similar kind of gates are carved and painted on the wall (they are not actual wooden gates). This probably tells about the place that the warehouse was feared to be att…

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भोगनाडीह, साहिबगंज (Bhognadih) – Sahibganj

Bhognadih is a village in the Barhait CD block in the Sahibganj subdivision of the Sahibganj district of the Jharkhand State, India. It is a hilly area with the Rajmahal hills running from the bank of the Ganges in the extreme north to the south.

Bhognadih Park, Sahibganj

Do not miss a trip to Bhoganadih, the historical village of Sidhu and Kanu, the two legendary brothers who triggered the Santhal revolt in 1855. The village is considered as a sacred location by the tribes. The place where Santhal Rebellion initiated, a monument is also erected on the place and every year Shaheed Mela is organised to pay tribute to the sacrifice of the brothers. You can also visit Panchkathiya, the place where these siblings were hanged by the British.


The Santals settled in large numbers in the region called Damin-i-koh in the late 18th century to early 19th century and they came from Odisha, Chotanagapur and West Bengal. The industrious Santh…

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जीवाश्म पार्क, साहिबगंज (Fossil Park) – Sahibganj

Fossil Park, Mandro is one of the world-famous Geological heritage. It lies in the Damin-i-Koh area which is the forested hilly area of Rajmahal Hills and is about 18 km from the town of Sahibganj,

Fossil Park, Sahibganj

The specialty of the plant fossils found here is that they are petrified fossils, a form where the minerals replace the structure of the organism. The tribal people residing in the region have played an important role in preserving these extremely precious fossils for ages.

Fossil Park, Sahibganj

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बिंदुवासिनी मंदिर, साहिबगंज (Binduvasini Temple/Bindudham) – Sahibganj

Bindudham, also known as Binduwasni Mandir, is a Hindu Temple, is located at Barharwa in Sahibganj District of Indian state Jharkhand and dedicated to the Maha Durga (Kali), Maha Lakshmi and Maha Saraswati (Tridevi) in the form of Shaktipeeth. Bindudham temple is an ancient temple,[ but with the elapse of time, it became unpopular.

Bindubasini Temple, Sahibganj

Swami Hariharanand Giri, popularly known as Pahari Baba, realized this ancient temple's importance. It is thanks to the work and direction of Pahari Baba that Bindudham, Barharwa (बिन्दुधाम, बरहरवा) has again gained its great prosperity and heritage. Binduwasni Temple (the temple of Tridevi) is related to the the story of Goddess Sati.

Three sacred blood drops of Sati are placed in the form of Shakti Peeth; this is why people call Sati Maa Binduwasni and the place Bindudham (Sanskrit / Hindi :बिन्दुधाम), i.e. a place of Adi Parashakti (Divine Mother) in the form of a Bindu (point). In metaphy…

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मैना बीबी का मकबरा, राजमहल (Tomb of Maina Bibi) – Rajmahal

Maina Bibi’s grave in the centre of the town has a far more elaborate tomb, compare to other tombs in Rajmahal, dating back to 1779.

Historian H.M Qureshi has identified the tomb with Munni Begum, who was a Begum of the harem of Nawab Mir Jaffer of Bengal. It is in a state of decay.

Tomb of Maina Bibi, Rajmahal

INTACH’s conservation initiatives in Jharkhand helped in the analysis of threats to built heritage in the area.

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शाह शुजा का महल, राजमहल (Palace of Shah Suja) – Rajmahal

The Palace of Shah Suja, who was the son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, is located in Rajmahal and most of its structure is in the form of ruins only. Singhi Dalan, which offers the most spectacular view of the Ganges, continues to be the most important structure in Rajmahal and the only well maintained part of Shah Shuja’s palace complex.

In the palace ruins we can still see three large rooms that are open on all sides, which give us an idea of the past grandeur of the palace.

Singhi Dalan, the remaining portion of Shah Suja's Palace, Rajmahal

The central chamber is the most interesting and has black marble arches that are supported on 12-sided pillars and covered with a vaulted roof.

Adjacent to the Sangi Dalan, is the Rajmahal police station built on top of a large hall, which has a very interesting history. It is said that mounted horsemen hid in this hall and when given a  signal, would race through its arched halls and rooms to …

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राजमहल एवं साहिबगंज के कुछ और ऐतिहासिक अवशेष (Tombs of Miran, Other Tombs, Mosques & Other Remains) – Rajmahal & Sahibganj

A roadside grave is said to be that of Miran, the son of the erstwhile Nawab of Bengal, Mir Jaffar, who plotted against Siraj-ud-daulah. Its simplicity is unusual in that era of large elaborate tombs and mausoleums. This tomb is situated in Mahajantoli of Rajmahal with pin code 816109. This Tomb is on the verge of extinction with encroachment being the major problem.

Another important tomb is a few kilometers away in Begampur.  In need of restoration like so many of the other structures in the area, this 17th century tomb is said to be the first octagonal tomb in Bengal.

Also worth seeing in Begumpur, is the Sirsi mosque and Shah Shuja’s pleasure retreat.

Beyond the western wall of the Jami Mosque is a small temple and a well. 

Half a kilometer from Jami Masjid, near the Akbari Mosque, there is an old ruined hammam, said to have been part of Raja Man Singh’s Palace.

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शुक्रवासिनी मंदिर, साहिबगंज (Shukravasini Temple) – Sahibganj

This is a place of worship of goddess situated at Mirzapur village in the Barharwa block. In spite of the remote and difficult-to-approach location of this temple,

Its architecture, portrays the vivid lifestyle and artistic sense of the ancient people of Mirzapur.

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तेलियागढ़ी किला, साहिबगंज (Teliagarhi Fort) – Sahibganj

Teliagarhi situated at the Shahibganj thana of the Santal Parganas in Bihar of India, is a famous 'pass' which formerly commanded the military approaches of Bengal proper. In Abul Fazl's time (late 16th century AD) Teliagarhi formed the northwestern limit of Bengal. Bengal could be linked with the rest of the subcontinent only through three hazardous passages: Teliagarhi route, Tirhut route and Jharkhand route. The route of Teliagarhi is a narrow passage by the southern bank of the Ganges, with the steep river bank in the north and the rajmahal hills in the south.

Teliagarhi became the main gateway for Muslim armies coming from northern India and marching to Bengal from the 13th century. Bakhtiyar Khilji passed through Teliagarhi pass on the way to the conquest of Bengal. In 1538, Sher Shah Suri and Humayun fought a decisive battle near Teliagarhi. The rebellious Prince Khurram fought with Ibrahim Khan at Teliagarhi and Rajmahal for control of Bengal Read more about तेलियागढ़ी किला, साहिबगंज (Teliagarhi Fort) – Sahibganj

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भगवा कुआँ, साहिबगंज (Bhagwa Kuan) – Sahibganj

The Bhagwa Kuan is a very old well, which was constructed in 1815 during English rulers in the memory of Edward VII. The Bhagwa Kuan is a historic structure .One can still see the well at present,which is known as the Bhagwa Kuan.

Bhagwa Kuan, Sahibganj

The main characteristics of this well is that it still functional from the English period and residents of the neighboring place still use water from the well for both drinking and other purposes.

Bhagwa Kuan, Sahibganj
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शिवगादी मंदिर, साहिबगंज (Shivgadi Temple) – Sahibganj

The Shivgadi Temple is situated 8 km north of Barhait in Sahibganj district.Shivgadi Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.This temple is located inside a cave. The specialty of this temple is that the mountain here continuously drops water on the Shiva Lingam present here.

शिवगादी मंदिर, Sahibganj

Water from the mountain drips continuously on the Shivling. Devotees gather here in large numbers on Mahashivratri and whole of Shravan month.

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मोती झरना, साहिबगंज (Moti Jharna) – Sahibganj

Moti Jharna is a natural attraction of Sahibganj District. The stream flowing in this place has its source at the Rajmahal Hills. This place is also a popular picnic spot of the district. Moti Jharna (pearl cascade) is the most picturesque waterfall in Sahebganj district, at the head of a picturesque glen of the Rajmahal hills. The water of a small hill stream tumbles over two ledges of rock, each 50 to 60 feet high.

Moti Jharna, Sahibganj

Moti Jharna is a village located in Talasari block of Sahebganj district of Jharkhand. The scene here is panoramic. As well as the root of water falling from the waterfalls entices the mind. Moti Jharna is located at 25.207144°N 87.726189°E and it has an area of 117 hectares (290 acres)

For people visiting from far off places, three points are to be considered:

(1) There is a dearth of good hotels in the town of Sahibganj, and there can be cases of your pre-booking given to someone else i…

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राजमहल की पहाड़ियां, साहिबगंज (Rajmahal Hills) – Sahibganj

The Rajmahal Hills are located in the Santhal Pargana division of Jharkhand, India. They were located on the northern margin of the Gondwana supercontinent, and its hills are today inhabited by the Sauria Paharia people whilst its valleys are dominated by the Santhal people. The hills span over an area of 2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi).

Volcanic activity during the Jurassic resulted in the formation of the Rajmahal Traps. The hills are approximately located at 25°N 87°ECoordinates: 25°N 87°E.

The Rajmahal hills are named after the town of Rajmahal which lies in the eastern Jharkhand. The hills trend north-south with an average elevation of 200–300 m (660–980 ft), from the Sahibganj district to the Dumka district. The River Ganges wanders around the hills changing the direction of flow from east to south.

Francis Buchanan-Hamilton travelled through the Rajmahal hills in the early 19th century. He described the hills that seemed impenetrable …

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