Pithavoge Rabindra Memorial Complex

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Brief

In Khulna, there is a memorial complex by the name of Rabindranath Tagore. It was his ancestors place in Bangladesh. At that time they were known as “Kushari” instead of Tagore. By and by, the family name became Thakur. However, some descendant of the bloodline still lives here and grow their own business.

A very brief History of Rabindra Tagore’s ancestors:

A descendant of the Kushari Family went near Kolkata (India) to spread his business. At that time in that place he was the only person from the “Brahman” class. That means his family members can do Hindu rituals. During that period, the Brahman class was called “Thakur” by the general people. In course of time, Thakur became their family title.

In that bloodline, the famous noble laurite Rabindranath Tagore was born. On the other hand, the root bloodline of Kushari family remain living in the greater Khulna area.

Kushari: Etymology

It is believed that, Five person came to spread Hinduism in the particular part of Khulna. Their descendants lately became the ruler of “Kush” village and the word Kushari became their family name.

Pithavoge Kushari bari:

After the demolition of the old house, the government of the people’s republic of Bangladesh established a one storied memorial complex in 2007 at Pithavoge where a bust of Tagore is established. There are a lot of photos of historical moments of Rabindranath Tagore to display. The unique thing is, Rabindranath drew a few artworks which are also displayed in here. The most mentionable is the self portrait of Rabindranath Tagore drew by himself.

How to go

How To Reach: Khulna District

Khulna District is connected by road, river and water.

Khulna district can be reached travelling by road from Dhaka. There are several bus services available from Dhaka to Khulna. Some of them are listed below for your assistance:

1. Hanif Enterprise:
Gabtoli Terminal, Phone: 8015366, 8011750, 9003380
From Jhenaidah: 041-810451 (Hotel Royal Circle)
041-810452 (Shivbari Mor)
041-810453 (Sonadanga)

2. Green Line (AC bus):
Fakirapool Counter, Phone-9356506
Sayedabad Counter, Phone-7552739
Kalabagan Counter, Phone-9112287

3. Eagle Paribahan:
Gabtoli Counter, Phone-8017698, 8017320, 04494413673

Dhaka is linked to Khulna by water. There are few Rockets driving between Dhaka and Khulna. They operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Phone: 041-725753
Deck Fare: TK 180
First class cabin (2 seats) fare: TK 2380
First class cabin (1 seat) Fare: TK 1190
Second class cabin (2 seats): TK 1880
Second class cabin (1 seat): TK 720

Dhaka and Khulna is also linked by railway. Some of the train services available from Dhaka to Khulna are listed below.

1. Sundarban Express: Operates every day except Fridays.
Fare ranges from TK 200 to TK 1058

2. Chitra Express: Operates every day except Mondays.
Fare ranges from TK 235 to TK 720

Where to Stay

Some of the places to stay in Khulna are listed below for your assistance:

1. CSS Rest House
Contact: 041722355

2. Hotel Castle Salam
Contact: 041730725

3. Hotel Royal International
Contact: 041813067-9

4. Platinum Jute Mills Ltd Rest House
Contact: 041762335

Things to do

Do not miss the Grave of Two Martyrs of The Liberation war of Bangladesh. They are Birshrestha Mostofa Kamal & Bir Bikram Mohibullah. The bus will drop you near the memorial complex at Rupsha then you can go on foot.

Eating Facilities

Local Restaurants in Khulna

Travel Tips

If you want to visit Rbindranath’s in laws house in Fultala, then you will need to go to Sonadanga, another bus-stand in Khulna.

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