Rohini is a village and a gram panchayat in the Sankrail CD block in the Jhargram subdivision of the Jhargram district, in the state of West Bengal, India.

Rohini is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Rohini is located in India
Rohini (India)
Coordinates: 22°10′10.6″N 87°05′58.8″E / 22.169611°N 87.099667°E / 22.169611; 87.099667
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • Total1,691
 • OfficialBengali, Santali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Lok Sabha constituencyJhargram
Vidhan Sabha constituencyGopiballavpur

History Edit

Zomidar Choudhary Laxmi Narayan Sarangi, son of Jomidar Raybahadur Akshaynarayan Sarangi, ruled in it approximately 100 years ago. He was born on 1877 AD and was the 3rd Jomidar of Rohini Zamidar /Raj estate. He was the jomidar of Rohini, Datan including 12- 17 more areas. He gave many lands to many temples and schools. He established Rohini CRD High school in village Rohini . He also established a hospital in that area ( Akshay Narayan Databya Chikitsalay ). He gave Hatibandhi Playground and Rohini CRD High school playground to two High schools of Rohini . He gave 40 acres of land to Puri Jagannath Temple Where Tulsi Plants are cultivate for Lord Jagannath .The great person breathed his last on 1949 at the age of 72 .

Mythology Edit

The local persons believe that Lord Rama king of Ayodhya once came here and established a Shiv linga to worship in Rameshwar. A herbal plant Ramdatun spread from Rameshwar.

Geography Edit

Cities and towns in Jhargram subdivision of Jhargram district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, H: historical/ religious centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location Edit

Rohini is located at 22°10′10.6″N 87°05′58.8″E / 22.169611°N 87.099667°E / 22.169611; 87.099667.

Rohini is situated on the banks of the Dulung River which is connected to the Subarnarekha River.

The Rohini gram panchayat contains the following villages:[1]

  • Rohini
  • Ranjitpur
  • HatiBandhi
  • Akashpura
  • Praharajpur
  • Andhari
  • Tentuli

It has been awarded the Rashtrapati Purashkar (presidential award) for developing a rural drainage system.

Area overview Edit

Jhargram subdivision, the only one in Jhargram district, shown in the map alongside, is composed of hills, mounds and rolling lands. It is rather succinctly described in the District Human Development Report, 2011 (at that time it was part of Paschim Medinipur district), “The western boundary is more broken and picturesque, for the lower ranges of the Chhotanagpur Hills line the horizon, the jungle assumes the character of forest, and large trees begin to predominate. The soil, however, is lateritic, a considerable area is unproductive, almost uninhabited, especially in the extreme north-west where there are several hills over 1000 feet in height. The remainder of the country is an almost level plain broken only by the sand hills.”[2]3.48% of the population lives in urban areas and 96.52% lives in the rural areas. 20.11% of the total population belonged to scheduled castes and 29.37% belonged to scheduled tribes.[3]

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

Demographics Edit

According to the 2011 Census of India, Rohini had a total population of 1,691 of which 876 (52%) were males and 815 (48%) were females. Population in the age range 0-6 years was 174. The total number of literate persons in Rohini was 1,273 (75.28% of the population over 6 years).[4]

Civic administration Edit

CD block HQ Edit

The headquarters of Sankrail CD block are located at Rohini.[5]

Education Edit

Rohini has the following Educational Institutions:

  • Rohini Junior Basic School
  • Rohini C.R.D. High School (HS)
  • Rohini Valika Vidyalaya (HS)
  • Rohini Morning Star School

Culture Edit

Rohini is the birthplace of Rasikananda Mahaprabhu of Vaishnabh religion.

Rohini is known for its cultural heritage and became a center of education after independence by the help of rohini gorh (raj bari). The library, Ramnarayan Pathagar has helped many researchers with its rich collection of rare books. Ranjitpur is the birthplace of famous contemporary Bengali poet Late Amar Sarangi.

Places to Visit Edit

The following are places of interest in Rohini:

  • Rameshwar Temple on the bank of Subarnarekha River
  • Rasikananda Mahaprabhu's birthplace & Temple
  • Rohini gorh jomidar bari (raj bari), the palace of Zomidar Choudhary Laxmi Narayan Sarangi
  • Ramnarayan Pathagar (Ranjitpur)
  • Picnic Spot (kodopal) on the Subarnarekha river bed developed by Sankrail block
  • Bhramargarh - connected to an ancient love story
  • Neel Kuthi- although in ruins
  • Rohini Shiv and sitala temple, near raj bari
  • Radhakanta mandir, near raj bari

References Edit

  1. ^ "Rohini". Glorious India. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. ^ "District Human Development Report Paschim Medinipur, 2011". pages 4-5. Department of Planning and Statistics, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  3. ^ "District Statistical Handbook Paschim Medinipur, 2013". Table 2.2, 2.4 (a). Department of Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  4. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook: Paschim Medinipur" (PDF). Map of Paschim Medinipur with CD Block HQs and Police Stations (on the fifth page). Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal, 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2016.

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