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Makardaha is a census town in Domjur (community development block) under Domjur police station in Sadar subdivision of Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The place has attained some renown as the house of the deity Makarchandi and on account of the excellent academic performance of the students of the local school.
Makardaha is located at 22.62°N 88.24°E / 22.62; 88.24.
Saraswati River used to flow past the village.
As per 2011 Census of India Makardaha had a total population of 8,713 of which 4,428 (51%) were males and 4,285 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 756. The total number of literates in Makardaha was 7,048 (88.58 % of the population over 6 years).
Makardaha was part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census.
As of 2001 India census, Makardaha had a population of 6,730. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Makardaha has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 75%. In Makardaha, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Makardaha is 13.50 kilometres (8.39 mi) from Howrah Station. It is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway railway system.
It is on the Howrah–Munsirhat–Domjur road.
The temple of Makarchandi is the main attraction here. The original temple is believed to have been built by Srimanta Sadagar, who received the command of the goddess in a dream while sailing along the once mighty Saraswati River. Three pieces of stone lying in the present temple complex are believed to be the remains of the old temple. The present temple, along with a Shiva temple, natmandap etc., was built in 1743 by Ramkanta Kunduchoudhury, zamindar of Mahiari. The temple with a height of about 40 feet (12 m) was renovated by the Birla Trust. A fair is organised on the occasion of Panchamdol.