Chilarayer Garh/Kot

Chila Ray the ace warrior of erstwhile ruling, Narayana dynasty of CoochBehar/KochBihar. Often compared with the famous French general 'Napoleon'. His war guile,his bravery the assault, on opponent with his troop, in a flashing speed like a kite or Chil dives on it's prey,always made his opponents short of their defenses. Latter historians aptly termed him as 'Indian Napoleon'. He was the brother of the second king 'NaraNarayan', of the dynasty.  Son of  the first king Biswasingha, the mythical lovechild of Lord Shiva. Sukladhawaj, his other name. He was commander-in-chief of the Narayani army. Protecting his country throughout the middle of the16th century. Till today his name is associated,with the ruins of  fortresses. One most famous situated inside the 'Chilapata' forest (note the name of the forest),some thirty kms north of Cooch Behar town. The geographical position of the fort. Gives an clear indication ,that it was used as frontier fort. Ag…

Uttara Devi's Visit To Cooch Behar


Birth centenary celebration of Maharajah Jagaddipendra Narayan of Cooch Behar

The yearlong birth centenary celebration of His late Highness Lt.Col.Maharajah Jagaddipendra Narayan of Cooch Behar; shall be inaugurated on 15th December 2014. The event is being organized by 'The Khastriya Society of Cooch Behar'. Maharajahhimself was the founder president of this society, and chaired till his sad demise in 1970. The venue of the inaugural function is scheduled to take place, at Maharajah Jitendra Narayan( M J N) stadium; adjacent to the famous Rashmela maidan, Cooch Behar.

To much delight of all Cooch Beharites and his erstwhile subjects. The inaugural festival, is going to be illuminated by the sparkling and graceful presence of Her Highness Maharani saheba Uttara Devi of Kotah, along with the celestial star , her husband and the Maharajah of Kotah Brijraj Sing.The multifaceted,towering person, the Maharajah, the aviator, the national champion shooter, the historian, the artist, three times member of parliament, member and chairman of various state and un…

River fishes of COB region-2

Following are some more river fishes of Cooch Behar region

Nirupam Ghosh  Cooch Behar

River Fishes of Cooch Behar Region-1

Nirupam Ghosh

A Hindu Bengali ritual "SAADH' or wish'

The ritual of SAADH or wish performed according to Hindu Bengali rites for pregnant women.Mainly from the parental side. The first is performed on the fifth month of pregnancy,the Panchammrita. Second on the seventh month the Saptammrita. These two are mainly for wishing the well beings of the would be mother and her unborn child. Has to observe rules according to the religion. Requires priests to conduct the whole episode. This is totally a female ritual,males has no role except for arranging the materials for it. The main ritual is performed on the ninth month of pregnancy. When menus, as per the SAADH or wish of the pregnant woman is served to her. New cloths are given to her.To the fulfillment of her wish. Hundreds of years ago, when the ritual was came in vogue had a different meaning. Seriousness of that meaning has almost faded now. Thanks to the advancement of medical science.It has become a joyful ritual now. Think, the problems of child birth of just a hundred year ago? The…