Raja Shitaram Palace

Type: Palace
Contributed By: Nayeem


Raja Sitaram Ray (1658–1714) was a sovereign king. Raja Shitaram Palace has now almost been destroyed, but holds the history of many years in every corner of its building. He rebelled against the Mughal Empire and established a short-lived sovereign Hindu dominion in Bengal. In his early life he initiated Shaktism as he came from a Shakta family. He set up capital in Mohammadpur where the palace is located and established a Dashabhuja Temple there.

In course of time he became attracted to Vaishnavism and became a disciple of Krishna Vallabh Goswami of Murshidabad, who initiated belief in him. Sitaram established a pancharatna temple devoted to Hare Krishna in the village of Kanainagar to the west of the fort at Mohammadpur.

How to go

It is located in Mohammadpur Upazila of Magura district. After reaching in Magura District, you can take any local transport to Mohammadpur Upazila to visit that ancient palace.

How To Reach: Magura district

You can take a bus to reach Magura from Dhaka. From Gabtoli terminal of Dhaka, Magura is 180 kilometers to its south-west. Some of the bus services from Dhaka to Magura are listed below for your assistance:

1. Hanif Enterprise
Contact: 88-02-8011750, 9003380, Cell: 01190-188 169,

2. Shohag Paribahan
Contact: 8012148, 8012674

3. Eagle Paribahan
Contact: 8017698, 8017320

4. Druti Paribahan
Contact: 9002989, 8012290

Where to Stay

Although Magura is a beautiful district, it lacks good accommodation facilities. There are no notable hotels to stay in Magura. Few hotels are available but their quality of service is likely to be disappointing.

1. Hotel Chalantika
Manager/Owner: Sagar Biswas
Address: Chourangir Mor, Sayed Ator Ali Road, Magura Sadar Upazila
Contact: 880 1712-752754
You can also find foods in this hotel.

2. Chaya bithi (Government)
Manager/Owner: Zila Parishad
Address: Magura Sadar Upazila, Magura

3. Dak Banglo (Government)
Owner/Manager: Zila Parishad
Address: Magura Sadar Upazila, Magura

4. Magura Circuit House (Government)
Owner/Manager: Deputy Collector, Magura
Contact (Deputy Collector): 0488-62715
Contact (Circuit House): 0488-62201
Address: Magura Sadar Upazila, Magura

Things to do

1. You can observe this very historical palace closely,

2. You can also take photos to share with friends and family

Eating Facilities

Magura does not have any specialties in terms of foods. They generally eat normal Bengali cuisine. There are no noteworthy restaurants within the district. Few roadside restaurants may be available but the quality of food and service is doubtful.


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