Nalbari

Nalbari District is situated in between Kamrup and Barpeta District. For better administration, old Kamrup District has been divided into three Districts. Nalbari was declared a sub division of undivided Kamrup District in 1967. Rajendra Mohan Goswami, ACS was first Sub Divisional Officer in Nalbari. Nalbari Sub Division is formally declared as a District in 14th August,1985.Shri Binod Kr. Piparsania, IAS, was first Deputy Commissioner in Nalbari.

The Nalbari District is situated in between 26oN and 27o N latitude and 91o E and 97o E longitude . The northern side of the district is bounded by the Indo-Bhutan International boundary and the southern side by the mighty Brahmaputra. The Darrang and the Kamrup District falls in the east and the Barpeta District in the west.

The Nalbari District stands covering an area of 2257 sq.km. consisting of 1(one) Civil Sub-Division,11 Revenue Circle,12 Community Development Blocks, 9 Police Outposts,12 Anchalik Panchayats and 110 Gaon Panchayats covering 827 villages

PLACES OF INTEREST

Ganga Pukhuri, Sonkuriha: This pond is situated in Vill Barkuriha of Upper Barbhag about 7(seven) kms south of Nalbari. It is said to had been dug by Gangadhar, a Brahmin. Each year, at Ashok Astami a mela is held here and devotees throng here from different parts of the country to pay homages to departed souls. The name of King Fengua, is associated with this tanks whose capital Subarna Koriwa or SonKuriha was nearby.

Mahmara Pukhuri, Chandkuchi: Another pond dug by the Ahoms. It was said to have been constructed with the sacrifice of a buffalo to remove the problem of water scarcity in the area and hence the name Mahmara Pukhuri.

Fenguwa Rampart(Fenguwar Ghar): In 1350-1365 there was a king named Fenguwa. The village Garbhita under Madhya Baska Mouza was his capital to preserve the unity of his kingdom as well as for his own safety he built a rampart which was 3.2 km long and 3-2 broad.

Angradhowa Pukhuri: This tank was built by Fengua Raja. It was said that Queens ornaments were washed with charcoal, so the Pond is known as Angradhowa Pukhuri. It is 62 M x 62M.

Gohain Kamal Ali : The Gohain Kamal Ali, Which runs from Koch Bihar to North Lakhimpur was built during the reign of the Koch King, Naranarayan by his brother Gohai Kamal or Kamal Narayan in 1568 A.D.A marvel in engineering, parts of the road is still seen on border of Paschim Banbhag and Baska Mouza.

Sonkuriha: A place famous for migratory bird. It is a perfect picnic spot during winter season.



Hari Mandir: Built in 1965 on land donated by Rambahadur Pratap Narayan Choudhury, The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. In 1968 the Puaj Mandab was built with financial help from Lt. Damahuram Mahajan. The new Math was constructed from 1976 to 1985. The temple is unique throughout Assam because of the annual Ras festivel celebrated here in the month of November since 1946 with much pomp and grandeur; the festival, of course, being held much earlier from 1933 elsewhere.

Jain Temple: situated at Nalbari Town.

Billeswar Temple: Believed to have been built 500 years ago, is dedicated mostly to Lord Krishna are also worshipped. As the legend goes, a priest once had a cow who refused to be milked. Upon following the cow, the priest found that the cow gave milk on a bush of “virina” (type of grass). When the king came to know about it he got the place dug and found a Shiva Kinga on that spot. A temple was built which was first called Birreswar or God or Virina, then Billeswar and now Belsor. Nowadays Belsor is a developed village with easy accessibility to Nalbari, the district headquarter.Throughout ages this temple has attracted many devotees and received royal patronage, including the Ahom King, Lakshmi Singha, who rebuilt the temple after devastating natural calamity.

Buddhist Temple: Situated at around 30 Kms from Nalbari, the Buddhist Temple was established almost 60 years ago by Nepali people. Every year, a great mela is held on Buddha Jayanti

SHRIPUR DEWALAY MANDIR: This temple is said to have been built by Ahom King, Sib Singha (1718-1744) and as legend foes, part of body of sati or Parvati fell here. The annual Durga Puja and Kali Puja is celebrated with pompt grandeur by the Assamese and the Tribals.

DAULASHAL TEMPLE: This temple is situated at Daulashal, a village at the extreme south-west of the district. In ancient times a huge doul or temple and near it a canal (khal) and so the place was called is “Daulakhal” and later “Daulashal”. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his brother Balaram and has been witness to many glorious chapters of Assam history in particular the Mughal invasions to Assam.

SHRI SHRI DURGA & KALI MANDIR, PURAN SRIPUR: This temple at Purna Sripur, Medaghat was built more than two hundred years. Each year Durga Puja and Kali Mandir are celebrated. There is also a Gopal Mandir in temple complex

BAGHESWARI DEWBAHAR GURI DEVALAY: Situated at Adabari, Mukalmua P/S. Though it is not known as to who built the temple, yet because of its super power, the Ahom King, Kamleswar Singha patronized this temple. Even today, the temple draws many devotees to pray to Goddess Durga, its main deity

BALLILECHA SHREE SHREE KALI DEVALA: Believed to have been built by the Ahom King, Sib Singha (1718-1744) this Kali Mandir situated at Ballilesha village is a living Sakta Mandir. There is an 18th inch high statute of Kali made of Arsha Satu inside the temple. Though there were also Bishnu Doul and Shiva Daul, the carthquake of 1897 almost destroyed them. A Kali Pukhuri covering 8 Pura which was dug, however exists

JAYPAL THAN (Kshudra Dingdingi): Said to have been discovered by a cow named “Kapali” during the reign of Ahom King Sib Singha (1718-1744), most of the temple is now below ground because of earthquake. It is located 13 KM away from District Head Quarter .(South)

THETHA GOHAIN: Built in the last decade of 19th century on land donated by late Janmi Majumdar, an inhabitant of Kamarkuchi, this temple is situated away from human habitation

BASUDEB DEVALAY : This temple built by Ahom King Sib Singha (1718-1744). The local folklore says that once a fisherman was fishing in Jaymangal Beel and for seven days he could not remove the fishing net. On the seventh day, a local fourth Gada Kahar had a dream in which Lord Basudeb appeared and asked him to be released from the fishing net. Upon reaching the beel, Gada found two large stones in the fishing net. When Sib Singha heard this story he came to Balikoria and tried to take away the stones but failed and so he built a temple there. In 1759 his brother, Rajeshwar Singha donated 64 Bighas of land to the temple. And since past festivals like Douljatra, Janmasthami, Sivaratri are being celebrated here.