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Serampore Municipality

Serampore is a city and a municipality in Hooghly District of West Bengal. It is a pre-colonial town in the bank of Hooghly River. It was one of the parts of Danish India, which was called as Frederiksnagore from 1755 to 1845.

The name Serampore is originated either from 'Sripur' or 'Sri Ram' or both. It can also be originated from 'Seetarampore' as there was a very famous 'Ram-Seeta' temple. There are some aristocratic localities whose inhabitants were Brahmins of different sects and groups, such as Goswamipara, Lahiripara, Mukherjeepara, Bhattacharyapara, Chakravartipara etc. Some places arose according to the names of several classes, such as Patuapara, Kumarpara, Dhulipara, Goalpara etc. This place's history is endless.

Serampore is a several centuries old place, which has witnessed both the growth and decline of feudal system, the coming of Danes and their settlement and then a cultural renaissance initiated by the British. Even the construction of the East Indian Railway along with industrial development occurred there.

The Jagannath temple of Mahesh is one of the most famous temples in West Hooghly district. It is still there standing steadily from 1755. It is also one of the biggest temples in Hooghly District.

Serampore is a place culture, ethics and education. This place contains many schools and colleges. Such as Bunch of flowers, Serampore College, Serampore Girls' High School, Serampore High School, Serampore Sishu Sikshayatan, Bidhan Chandra College, Serampore Town Academy, Bakulal Sishuniketan, Ballavpore High School, Holy Home, West Point Academy, College of Textile Technology, Little Angels, Mahesh High Schools, Mahesh Sri Ramkrishna Ashram Vidyalaya, Malina Lahiri Boys Academy, Nandalal Institution, Parameshwari Balika Vidyalaya, Ramesh Chandra Girls High School, etc.

Serampore College is one of the best and prestigious colleges in India. The English missionaries known as Serampore Trio founded it in 1818. They are William Carey, Joshua Marshman, and William Ward.

Nowadays this place is developing and improving from every ways. There are many new industry companies are growing. This place makes our Hooghly district proud.

 

 

Address : 1 No. N. S. Avenue, P.O - Serampore, Hooghly - 712201

Phone Number : 033 - 2662 0310, Fax : 033 - 2662 3651

Website : http://www.seramporemunicipality.com/

E-mail : N/A

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