Dinajpur at a glance


kantaji.com tells you about the Geography, History, People, Culture, Kantaji Temple, Shapnapuri, Shitakot Bihara, Ramsagar and many other sites and sounds of Dinajpur. It is a district of North Bengal in Bangladesh. Once this region was called Kotivarsha or Devkot (also called Bangarh, is located 11 miles south from the district town, now at Gangarampur, India)was a Vishayas (district) under Pundravardhana Bhukti in the early period. The historical and archeological records are revealing that, the Mauryans, Guptas, Palas, Senas, and Muslims were controlling this region from 4th century BC until the reign of the British Raj.Thirteen Subdistricts (Upazilla) namely Ghoraghat, Nababganj, Hakimpur, Birampur, Fulbari, Parbatipur, Chirirbandar, Sadar, Biral, Setabganj, Kaharole, Khanshama and Birganj are building the geography of Modern Dinajpur District.

It is highlighted quite severely by a late medieval Krishna Temple, namely Kantaji Temple, located 13 miles north of Dinajpur town.Every year Hundreds of Thousands of visitors pay a visit to look thousands of beautifully decorated terracotta, a significant historical attraction and a religious monument to the Hindu follower in Bangladesh.

One of the Important infrastructure has been constructed on the soil of it, is the Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited, a PetroBangla company located in Parbatipur is producing and supplying around 250 MW electricity into the National Gird in Bangladesh.

If you are planning a trip across this area; Shapnapuri Theme Park and Sitakot Bihara in Nababganj, Ramsagar National Park, Ruined palace of Maharaja, Chehelgazi Tomb in sadar, Hili International port in Hakimpur, are worth a visit.

Kantaji Temple,Dinajpur


Map of Dinajpur


Barapukuria Coal Mine


Barapukuria Thermal Power Plant, DinajpurOne of the spectacular modern infrastructure has been built in Dinajpur, is the coal mine base Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd along with the Thermal power plant, located at chowhati under Parbatipur Police station, also very near to Phulbari proper. Unearthed in 1985 by the Geological survey of Bangladesh, the coal is deposited to be 300 million metric ton for extraction from under 118-500 metre depth. This coal is largely fueling the adjacent 250 megawatt power plant, which produces the electricity and supplies to the National Power Grid of Bangladesh.

Dinajpur Raj


Dinajpur RajDinajpur was under pundravardhana Bhuki in the ancient period. The people (Pundras) of Pundranagara were mentioned in Aitareya Brahmana as Dasyus i.e. people outside the Aryan or Vedic culture. The historical and archeological records manifested that the Mauryans, Guptas, Palas, Senas and Muslims rulers were politically controlling the area from 4th century BC till the advent of the British Raj. During the late Mughal period, while this region was called as “Havelee of Panjara”, a holy man named Kashi, a Brahmachari was preaching on Shri Krishna, won millions of hearts of the local and earned an innumerable wealth. Although he did not get married, He left all his estate to one of his disciple Srimanta Datta Choudhuri, was the early founder of Dinajpur Raj family. .[Read More]

Dinajpur Zilla School


Relief Map of Dinajpur Zilla SchoolDinajpur Zilla School is the leading Government high school in Dinajpur. This Boys’ School is one of the most prominent educational institutions in North Bengal have fabulous heritage of giving modern education across this poorest region which is heavily dependent on Agriculture since its inception in 1854.The school had a worse time during the partition when a significant part of educated Hindu family migrated to India and created a vacuum in the teaching sector though it got an early setback by taking good initiatives and running the school efficiently. Notable Poet Kazi Kader Newaz was one of prominent Head Master of this school in Pakistan period .[Read More]