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Krishnanagar

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Krishnanagar is a city and administrative/district headquarters of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Krishnanagar is situated on the southern banks of the Jalangi river. She is claimed to be named after Krishna Chandra Ray . Another claim is, the city is named after Lord Krishna worshiped by Raja Krishna Chandra Ray. Previously, the city was called ‘Reui’ . The Rajbari built here during the reign of zaminder Krishna Chandra Ray is a prominent place of tourist attraction though the remnants of the past glory have been eroded and only a dilapidated structure of the exquisite places with carving on its inner walls exists today.GeographyKrishnanagar is located at. It has an average elevation of 14 metres (45 feet). Krishnanagar is beside the Jalangi River. The Tropic of Cancer passes through outskirts of Krishnanagar, Coordinates of Tropic of Cancer: 23°26'5"N 88°28'2"E.HistoryKrishnanagar municipality was established in the year 1864.This place got its name after Raja Krishnachandra Roy who ruled in this region. Earlier it was called Reuigram.CultureKrishnanagar is an important centre for culture and literature. It counts literary figures such as Ray gunakar Bharat Chandra, Ramprasad Sen, Dwijendralal Ray and Narayan Sanyal among many others.There is also a strong tradition of stage acting and Indian revolutionary movements.The second place of interest in Krishnanagar is the famous area called Ghurni which is the neighbourhood of the clay artists. Raja Krishnachandra invited a few of the families of these clay artists in this region.Open studios and shops of the artists comprise an important attraction for tourists. It is said that initially it was Raja Krishnachandra who had settled a few families of talented clay artists in the area. Jagaddhatri Puja is celebrated with great grandeur in Krishnanagar, when lightings from the town of Chandannagar are brought.
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