Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Gava, Bangladesh: Home of Ghosh Dastidar Family


Gava, Bangladesh: Home of the Ghosh Dastidar Family

by

Sabyasachi Ghosh Dastidar



Pancha-Ratna (Five Steepled) Hindu Temple

(now an Islamic mosque resides in its courtyard after the Hindu deity was destroyed, and temple unusable)



Centuries-old Memorial of a Ghosh-Dastidar Ancestor



A Ghosh Dastidar Family Shrine -- Puja Bari:

Ma Manasha (Goddess of Snake) Puja Festival Conducted by Ghosh-Dastidar family and Local Hindu Women



A Centuries-old Traditional Bengali Hindu Memorial of a Ghosh-Dastidar:

Gava, Home of 40 Generations of Bangladeshi Indigenous Ghosh-Dastidar Family



Pancha-Ratna Hindu Temple; the Tin-shed Mosque on Right built on the Hindu Temple Property





The Canal built in the Middle Ages by Ghosh-Dastidar Family


A Gava Ghosh-Dastidar Family with Guests





The Gava High School (1889), Alma Mater of many Noted Indians



Lohar Pool (Iron Bridge): A Famous Landmark of the 19Th Century





A Ghosh-Dastidar Family Memorial



A Gava Street Scene



A Bamboo Shanko (Foot Bridge)





Harvest of a Gava Family

A Gava, Barisal, Bangladesh, Harvest





A Home of a Hindu Family, now Refugee in India


The ancestral home of 40 generations of Ghosh-Dastidar Family of Bengal, Bangladesh and India.


A Family Chart of Ghosh & Ghosh-Dastidar of about 40 Generations in East Bengal/


Banglar BrahmanKayastha O GhoshDastidar Bangsha (Bengal's Bramin-Kayastha and Ghosh Dastidar Family) by SriDskshinaRanjan GhoshDastidar, printed by SriSudhanghuRanjan Sengupta, Truth Press, 3 Nandan Road, Bhabanipur; Baisakh 1351 (April-May 1945). Price only 2 takas. 

Monday, February 25, 2008

LakhsmanKathi, Barisal, Bangladesh


LakhsmanKathi, Barisal, Bangladesh:
Home of one of the Ghosh Dastidar Families since 1500s

by Sabyasachi Ghosh Dastidar


Pictures from 1980s, 1990s and 2019



LakhsmanKathi Village Path



15th Century Sri Bishnu (Vishnu) Temple; Restored 1987

Sri Bishnu Deity

"Welcome: Model Self-Sufficient Village"


The Granite Statue of Lord Bishnu (Vishnu)
Path to the Old School Established by Ghosh-Dastidar Family

Mahilara College Founder (near Lakhsmankathi) and Professors 
Welcoming and Honoring Sabyasachi Ghosh Dastidar

Old Ghosh-Dastidar Home Courtyard (as they fled to India)


Family Pond of Ghosh-Dastidar Family


Remains of 500-year old Sri Bishnu (Vishnu) Hindu Temple; 1982, while the 1700s KaliBari Temple of Black Goddess, Ma Kali, was destroyed during 1950s pogrom


LakhsmanKathi Villager's Welcome; 1982


Home of Bibhuti Bhusan & Nihar Kana Ghosh-Dastidar since 1500's,
Taken Over by a Muslim Family after an anti-Hindu Pogrom


Home of Ghosh-Dastidar Extended Family


Mrs. Pratima (Ghosh-Dastidar) Roy Choudhury at the Pond (in 2008) where she almost

Drowned as a Toddler 60 Years Back, rescued by a slightly older Hindu girl, a playmate, of the washerwoman's family


2019 Pictures from LakshmanKathi

Rev. Swami Satyapriyananda of Madaripur, Mrs. Das (indoor), Pratima RoyChoudhury, Sabyasachi Ghosh Dastidar, and Namita Bose


Walking to the Redone Sri Bishnu Mandir Temple

Village Road

Village Pond


Sri Bishnu Murti (Deity)

MahaBishnu Mandir Temple
Rebuilt in late 1980s by Sri Amitabha Ghosh Dastidar, a native of LakshmanKathi Village, 
later of Hungerford Street, Kolkata, India


Darshan with Pujari (Priestess) Mrs. Das

Former Ghosh Dastidar Homestead

At the MahaBishnu Mandir


LakhsmanKathi Village Walk


A New Building by the Muslim Family at Ghosh Dastidar Homestead
who Welcomed the travelers as "Come to your home of ancestors!"


A New Ghat (steps to the water) to the Pond


Ancestral Home of a Branch of Ghosh Dastidar Family @ 1500s

Family Chart of Ghosh-Dasstidar Family since Establishment of the Village (c) late 1400s /          early 1500s


Banglar BrahmanKayastha O GhoshDastidar Bangsha (Bengal's Bramin-Kayastha and Ghosh Dastidar Family) by SriDskshinaRanjan GhoshDastidar, printed by SriSudhanghuRanjan Sengupta, Truth Press, 3 Nandan Road, Bhabanipur; Baisakh 1351 (April-May 1945). Price only 2 takas. 

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ulpur, Gopalganj (Faridpur) District, Bangladesh


Ulpur, Gopalganj (Faridpur) District, Bangladesh

by
Sabyasachi Ghosh Dastidar




Basu-Roy-Chowdhury Hindu Family Home of 40 Generations, Ulpur, Bangladesh



Basu-Roy-Chowdhury Home

One of the Extended Basu-Roy-Chowdhury Family Home;
fled to India after 1947 Partition and anti-Hindu Pogroms
One of the Hindu Basu-Roy-Chowdhury Family Home; now Occupied by Others

Pond of Poplu (Basu) Roy-Chowdhury of Ulpur




Sunset at Ulpur

A Section of One of the Homes of Extended Basu-Roy-Chowdhury Family



One of the Homes of Extended Basu-Roy-Chowdhury Family;
now Occupied by Confiscators
A Memorial to Basu-Roy-Chowdhury Ancestor

Welcoming Mrs. Pratima Roy Chowdhury (c) by Ulpur Residents




Remains of Hindu Basu-Roy-Chowdnury Home; Family Fled to India



19th Century Building Design


19th Century Building Design
Welcoming Visitors, former Residents, 2008
Ancestral Home of Basu Roy Chowdhury Family


Sample page of 30 generational of history of Basu-Roy-Choudhury Family of Ulpur, Bangladesh. All most all the families became homeless refugee in India after India/Bengal Partition in 1947


Sample page of 30 generational of history of Basu-Roy-Choudhury Family of Ulpur, Bangladesh. All most all the families became homeless refugee in India after India/Bengal Partition in 1947


Book on Basu-Roy-Choudhury Family
Parichoy: Ulpur Basu-Roy-Chowdhury-r Bangsa Parochoy