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Halisahar, the former Kumarhata, is located in North 24 Parganas District of West Bengal. It is situated to the east of Hooghly River, a tributary of Ganges River. Halisahar is a noted home of Sanskrit scholars. It is the hometown of Ram Prasad, one of India’s greatest tantrik worshipper and a renowned poet.

Halisahar is also famous for the 2 ft high Ganesh image seated in Padmasana pose. The idol attracts thousands of devotees from far and near. There are also a few Vaishnava and Shiva temples. Shyama Sundari, Siddheswari, Rakshakali and Rudra Bhairavi temples are worth visiting.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: North 24 Parganas


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