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Pandua, Hooghly

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Country  India
Languages spoken  Bengali, English
State  West Bengal
District  Hooghly

Pandua (also spelt Pandooah) is a census town in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a police station in Chinsurah subdivision. It is 61 kilometres (38 mi) from Howrah station and 21 kilometres (13 mi) from Bandel on the Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line of Eastern Railway and is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.


Map of Pandua, Hooghly


The place is best known for its minar and the ruins of Pandu Rajas Palace where all important state ceremonies were held. The 13th century minar soars to a height of 125 feet.

Pandua, Hooghly in the past, History of Pandua, Hooghly

Shahid Shah Safiuddin was the nephew of Feroz Shah Khilji the Sultan of Delhi. It is said that a Pandu Raja lived in Mahanad in Hooghly where cow slaughter was totally banned. However the Sultan settled in Pandua for the occasion of his sons circumciscion (Khatnah) ceremony. So he had slaughtered a cow for feast to offer to his guests. This enraged the King and he sacrificed the saints son to Goddess Kali. Shah Safiuddin went to Delhi and complained to the Firoz Shah Khilji about this horrific incident.The Sultan sent a large army under the command of Jaffar Khan Ghazi during {1290-1295 AD}. Taking the spiritual guidance from his guide Shah Bu Ali Qalandar at Panipat, Pandua was attacked. The imperial army was victorious after a long battle. However Shah Safiuddin was fatally wounded. He was buried at the spot where he fell during the battle, with lot of respect and joy. There remains his Dargah near Pandua GT road. A mosque was also built later.


Pandua, Hooghly Beautiful Landscapes of Pandua, Hooghly

Pandua is located at 23.08°N 88.28°E? / 23.08; 88.28. It has an average elevation of 19 metres (62 feet).

Visitor attractions

  • Bari Masjid: The meaning of the bari is "the big mosque which shows the incredible architecture styled with Bricks". It was built by Shah Sufiuddin in 1300s.
  • Pandua Minar: It was built by Shah Sufiuddin in 1340 AD and it is symbol of victory.
  • References

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