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Khanakula-Krishnanagar




Khanakula-Krishnanagar is a pilgrim center located on the banks of the Dwarakeswar River (Khana River) in Hooghly District. As this town contains a Krishna temple on the banks of the Khana, it is known as Khanakula Krishnanagar. Siddha-bakula-kunja is a place near to the temple where there is a bakula tree. Abhirama Thakura, a disciple of Lord Nityananda, erected this Krishna temple. It is said that the deity of Gopinatha was unearthed by Abhirama from a place which is now known as Rama Kunda.

Every year during the month of Chaitra (March-April), a big fair is conducted when thousands of people gather here. By road, one can reach Khanakula-Krishnanagar by traveling 90 km from Kolkata towards the west. Nearest railway stations are Canpadanga and Khanakula. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is the closest airport.



Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Hooghly

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