Jahan Kosha Cannon, Murshidabad

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  • Its a really big cannon it is the best scene of our history you can came here by an auto or a bus so please visit.  more »
  • From historic period this is a canon used by Ancestors and it's beautiful work of human brain of pre computer era.  more »
  • It's a huge cannon maintained by ASI. I wish they would have given barrier as people almost gets over it. Nice to see if you are history buff.  more »
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  • 'Destroyer of the world' as it literally means, Jahan Kosha Cannon is one of massive war cannons present in Murshidabad. The cannon is one massive Iron body located in small square land encircled by houses of local residents which in many ways defies the historical aura of its time. However, this is still a place to visit and admire the history. There is a saying that the cannon when measured from one end to the other does not measure the same when measured vice versa. :)
  • Historical place where u will find a huge old canon 7- 8 feet in length.which belongs to nawab of bangla
  • The cannon is made of ashtadhatu or 8 metals, namely silver, gold, lead, copper, zinc, tin, iron and mercury.The cannon is more than 7 tons in weight. It is 17 feet and 6 inches in length and 3 feet in width. It has a girth of 5 feet at the touch hole end. The circumference of its mouth is more than one foot. The radius of the slit for containing the fire is one and a half inches. In order to fire this cannon once, 17 kilograms of gunpowder was needed. The orifice is of 6 inches. It still shows no sign of rust. This grand cannon was made by JanardanKarmakar. Karmakarswere blacksmiths, but he was a gunsmith.  It is placed in the Topekhana a quarter of mile to the south east of the Katra Mosque, in the town of Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. Topekhana was the Nawab'sArtillery Park and the entrance gate of the old capital of Bengal, Biharand Orissa, the city of Jahangir Nagar. Earlier, it rested on a carriage with wheels and was surrounded by the roots of a Peepal tree.[1] Gradually, this cannon had been lifted four feet from the ground The roots surrounded it so beautifully that it had no possibility of falling down. It used to be astonishing to see the big and heavy cannon hanging at a height of 4 feet. Later, it was freed from the tree's roots. The wheels have disappeared but the iron-work of the carriage and the trunions are still visible.
  • A quarter of a mile to the south east of Katra Mosque is Tope Khana, the site of the Nawab's Artillery Park and the east entrance gate of the old capital, protected on the east, throughout the length of the eastern limits of the city, by Gobra Nala, known locally as the Katra Jheel. Here lies the great gun called the Jahan Kosha "destroyer of the world", which originally rested on a carriage with wheels, embedded in a peepal tree which had grown by its side and held it about four feet high from the ground lifting it up en masse. The wheels have disappeared. The iron work of the carriage and the trunnions are still visible. The cannon is made of a composition of eight metals, namely gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, iron and tin. It is 17 ft and 6 inches long, with a girth of 5 ft at the touch hole end. The diameter of the touch hole is 1-1/2 inches, and that of the orifice is 6 inches. The cannon weighs about 7,900 kgs and 17 kgs gunpowder was required for a single shelling.
  • A long & strong cannon made by Jonardon Karmokar

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