Rajmahal is small sub divisional town in the Sahebganj districtof Jharkhand. The Rajmahal hills, which are geographically significant because they are the north east boundary of Daccan Plateau, are named after this place. The Holy river Ganga passes by the town of Rajmahal. The place is more significant because it is this place where the river Ganga while meandering thru Rajmahal hills takes turn from eastward flow to southward and then it enters into West Bengal.
Rajmahal is situated on the west bank of the Ganges and located in the hills known as daman-i-khoh during the Muslim rule. The hill runs north south for 193 km from Sahibganj of Santal Pargana to Rampurhat Railway Station of Dumka.
Local people say that the shankh of King Bhagirath stopped second time here in this place which marks the start of old age (vridhhavastha) of Ganga. (Balyavastha at Gangotri, yuvavastha at Haridwar).
The earlier name of the place was Agmahl. Man Singh, on his return f…