Tour Operator For Shantiniketan

Dumdum Queen,88/1 Dumdum Road,Kolkata-700030

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  • Contact Person Tamal Bose
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  • Added on August 02, 2019
  • Last Updated 4 years ago
  • Location: Dumdum Queen,88/1 Dumdum Road,Kolkata-700030
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Shantiniketan was earlier called Bhubandanga (named after Bhuban Dakat, a local dacoit), and was owned by the Tagore family. In 1862, Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, while on a boat journey to Raipur, came across a landscape with red soil and meadows of lush green paddy fields. Rows of chhatim trees and date palms charmed him. He stopped to look, decided to plant more saplings and built a small house. He called his home Shantiniketan (abode of peace). Shantiniketan became a spiritual centre where people from all religions were invited to join for meditation and prayers. He founded an 'Ashram' here in 1863 and became the initiator of the Brahmo Samaj.

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