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. 

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