Kumirkola

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Kumirkola is a village in Khandaghosh CD Block in Bardhaman Sadar South subdivision of Purba Bardhaman district in West Bengal, India.

Geography

It is a small village residing on the banks of the Damodar river, which flows through the heart of Burdwan district of West Bengal in India.[1]

Etymology

The name Kumirkola is probably derived from two Bengali words "Kumir" and "khola", indicating a crocodile[2] and a rough surface. It is possible that the name could be derived from the dry lands of the village, alleged metaphorically to the rough textured skin of a crocodile.

Demographics

As per the 2011 Census of India Kumirkola had a total population of 1,731 of which 900 (52%) were males and 831 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 200. The total number of literates in Kumirkola was 1,147 (74.92% of the population over 6 years).[3]

Culture

The Durga puja (worship of Goddess Durga) during the month of September–October is done by the Banerjee family of Kumirkola.[4] The family stems from the charismatic figure of District Magistrate Pyarimohan Banerjee, who started the Durga puja in n1830.

References

  1. ^ http://www.geolysis.com/place-info.php?p=528014631&k=67700462 Kumirkola is a mid-sized village located in the district of Bardhaman in the state of West Bengal in India. It has a population of about 1737 persons living in around 339 households.
  2. ^ মীর /kumir/ ' crocodile'
  3. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  4. ^ http://wikimapia.org/10467703/Kumirkola-jamidar-bari-The-Banerjee-family The jamidar bari of Kumirkola is more than 260 years old and it belongs to the Banerjee family of Burdwan. A huge and prosperous Durga puja is held every year in which all the villagers (near about 5000) have their food making this house a center of the festive spirit and joy. The traditional puja is more than 180 years old.


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