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Gaja Lakshmi on the walls of Rasmancha, Hadal-Narayanpur
Gaja Lakshmi on the walls of Rasmancha, Hadal-Narayanpur

Among various villages in Bankura District, the twin village of Hadal-Naryanpur is very renowned because of its historical background and terracotta temples. Although it is only 60 km from Bankura town, which is below two hours hours drive, the village is surprisingly not a popular tourist spot.

Hadal-Narayanpur can be also reached from Bishnupur (48 km) and Burdwan (54 km) almost in the same time interval. There is a railhead and a bus stop at Dhagaria which is 5km from the village.

The village is situated on the banks of Bodai river. Hadal and Naryanpur are situated side by side and belongs to the same mouja; hence referred as the joint name : Hadal-Naranpur. It is said that the village was first established by one “Murokata” Chakraborty, who literally cut down trees to start up the village.