Friday, September 12, 2014

Nashipur Palace of Murshidabad

Nashipur Palace of Murshidabad
Almost two and half kilometers away from Hazarduari Palace Museum, Nashipur Palace, or more popularly known as Nashipur Rajbari in Bengali, is one of the tourist attractions of Murshidabad! This photograph shows an inside view of the palace. You can see the temple in the courtyard as viewed from a veranda. But, if you see the front of this Nashipur palace you'll find a good similarity with Hazarduari. I wish I could be more respectful to Raja Debi Singha who had built this royal structure about 150 years back. Well, he was a tyrant arse-licker to British, extorting tax from common men. Till now, members of 'once upon a time' royal family live in this palace and the deity inside the temple is worshiped with devotion. Every year, on the occasion of Jhulan Yatra, a fair is organized in the palace complex which is a prime source of entertainment for local people. When you explore the interior of Nashipur Rajbari, be careful to guard your head from thousands of pigeons who have high tendencies of pooing over visitor's bare head... so watch out!  

12 comments:

  1. when i see these pictures i feel India has such hidden jewels which are not marketed for tourism as they should. The click is beautiful and a good thing is the reference write up to each picture makes the reader relate to it. Awesome work Anunoy.

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    1. Yes, there are already many photo galleries and blogs in the internet with breathtaking collections... so you got to have something unique for which people would visit you... For ClickingPhotos the "point and shoot" tag and a short story behind every photo has to work.
      Thanks a lot Shweta :-)

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  2. India is full of such wonders, nice pic

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  3. Beautiful capture Anunoy...I had been there many years back..there are many stories or myths about Raja's tyranny and cruelty...

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    1. Yes Maniparna I hate all those bumlickers... I wish I could be more explicit about it :-P
      Thanks for the appreciation :-)

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  4. There are pigeons every where despite of royalty being in residence? :O

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    1. Yes it's just the blood that may be royal.... they're actually in very sad state.... collecting Rs 2 from each visitor in the name of entry fee and thriving on that.... so why won't there be pigeons? :-)

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  5. The picture of Ram Mandir given above was not built by Raja Devi Singh. It was built much later by his descendant Raja Kirtee Chand in or about 1865.The so called "guides" located at Nashipur churn out juicy and fictitious stories against the Raj family to extort money from gullible tourists.

    The Govt. of West Bengal had vested thousands of acres of the erstwhile Nashipur Raj Estate and not paid a single penny. I think the same is the case with most of the big land holders in Bengal. So without knowing all details the adverse comment by Mr. Anunoy Samanta is one sided.

    To prevent entry of pigeons in the Rajbari, it was covered with fibre nets. But after a large number of pigeons getting stuck on the net and painfully dying, the nets were altogether removed. If anyone has any good suggestion for preventing the pigeons from dirtying the Rajbari complex it may be taken up.

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    1. Thanks for the input Sir.

      I admit that there were no enough resources available based on which I could do my pre-writing research works. So, there is always a chance of adulteration of data which is of course not deliberate from my side. I apologies for being too critical in my words. I wish I could alter/edit my post based on your info, but you see, even if I consider for a moment that my written facts are biased, editing them based on an "Anonymous" source could be another blunder!

      About pigeons, there was no complaint. If you want to explore historical places you got to duck pooping pigeons... simple! :-))

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