Panchthupi (also spelled Panch Thupi) is a village in the Burwan CD block in the Kandi subdivision of Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India.

Panchthupi
Village
Panchthupi is located in West Bengal
Panchthupi
Panchthupi
Location in West Bengal, India
Panchthupi is located in India
Panchthupi
Panchthupi
Panchthupi (India)
Coordinates: 23°53′23″N 87°59′20″E / 23.8898°N 87.9889°E / 23.8898; 87.9889Coordinates: 23°53′23″N 87°59′20″E / 23.8898°N 87.9889°E / 23.8898; 87.9889
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictMurshidabad
Population
 (2011)
 • Total7,956
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
742161 (Panchthupi)
Telephone/STD code03484
Lok Sabha constituencyBaharampur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyBurwan
Websitemurshidabad.gov.in

GeographyEdit

Cities, towns and locations in the Berhampore and Kandi subdivisions, Murshidabad district
M: municipal town, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, H: historical centres
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

LocationEdit

Panchthupi is located at 23°53′23″N 87°59′20″E / 23.8898°N 87.9889°E / 23.8898; 87.9889.

Area overviewEdit

The area shown in the map alongside, covering Berhampore and Kandi subdivisions, is spread across both the natural physiographic regions of the district, Rarh and Bagri.[1][2]The headquarters of Murshidabad district, Berhampore, is in this area.[3]The ruins of Karnasubarna, the capital of Shashanka, the first important king of ancient Bengal who ruled in the 7th century, is located 9.6 kilometres (6.0 mi) south-west of Berhampore.[4][5][6] The entire area is overwhelmingly rural with over 80% of the population living in the rural areas.[7]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivisions. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 Census of India, Panch Thupi had a total population of 7,956, of which 4,092 (51%) were males and 3,864 (50%) were females. Population in the age range 0-6 years was 1,117. The total number of literate persons in Panch Thupi was 4,445 (64.99% of the population over 6 years).[8]

TransportEdit

Dak Bangla Road links Panchthupi to State Highway 7 running from Rajgram (in Birbhum district) to Midnapore (in Paschim Medinipur district).[9][10]

EducationEdit

Panchthupi Haripada Gouribala College was established in 1996 at Panchthupi. Affiliated with the University of Kalyani it offers honours courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, philosophy, political science and history. It offers general courses in Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Arabic, philosophy, political science and history.[11]

Sunil Dhar Memorial B.P.Ed. College, a college for physical education, was established at Panchthupi in 2007.[12]

There is a high school named Panchthupi T.N. Institution which was established in 1904 by Troilokya nath Adhikari. There is a girls' high School named sri Sri Ram Krishna Sarada Balika Vidyapith which is the second girls' high school in Kandi subdivision. This school was established in 1954. Besides these are three primary school and three private primary school at Panchthupi.[citation needed]

CultureEdit

There is a group of mounds, possibly five, indicating the remains of a stupa, as signified by the name Panchthupi. It is known as Barkona Deul Mound[13]

According to the List of Monuments of National Importance in West Bengal, the mound known as Barkona Deul Mound at Panchthupi is an ASI listed monument.[14]

HealthcareEdit

There is a Primary Health Centre at Panchthupi (with 10 beds).[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook: Murshidabad, Series 20 Part XII A" (PDF). Physiography, Page 13. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Murshidabad". Geography. Murshidabad district authorities. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Murshidabad". Murshidabad district authorities. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  4. ^ Ray, Nihar Ranjan, Bangalir Itihas Adi Parba, (in Bengali), 1980 edition, pp. 160-161, Paschim Banga Niraksharata Durikaran Samiti
  5. ^ Sengupta, Nitish, History of the Bengali-speaking People, p.25, UBS Publishers’ Distributors Pvt. Ltd.
  6. ^ Majumdar, Dr. R.C., History of Ancient Bengal, first published 1971, reprint 2005, pp. 5-6, Tulshi Prakashani, Kolkata, ISBN 81-89118-01-3.
  7. ^ "District Census Handbook, Murshidabad, Series 20, Part XII B" (PDF). District Primary Census Abstract page 26. Directorate of Census Operations West Bengal. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  8. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  9. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  10. ^ Google maps
  11. ^ "Panchthupi Haripada-Gouribala College". PH-GC. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Sunil Dhar Memorial B.P.Ed College". College Admission. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Barkona Deul Mound". ASI, Kolkata Circle. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  14. ^ "List of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains of West Bengal - Archaeological Survey of India". Item no. 117. ASI. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Health & Family Welfare Department". Health Statistics. Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 19 September 2017.