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      PULBAZAR:[Thana Line]

       Images of Hindu God and Goddess carved on stone.[Place Pulbazar Thanaline ,The first image from the     left is of Sardar Man Bahadur Pradhan and his wife Mrs. Harka Kumari Pradhan.Second image is of Goddess Durga Devi and the third one is of Lord Ganesha.]

Pulbazar is a place nearby Bijanbari in the district of Darjeeling under Darjeeling-Pulbazar Development Block; Bijanbari [West Bengal, India] at a distance of nearly about 30 km from Darjeeling..The place is naturally beautiful where river Chota Rangit flows through .It has a beautiful  Hindu temple of historic importance in a place locally  named Thana Line ; Pulbazar. The temple has the beautiful sculptures of Goddess Durga Devi, Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva and few other sculptures of Hindu God and Goddess. It was established in the year 1971 by Sardar Man Bahadur Pradhan [born on 22nd Dec 1890] and his wife Mrs. Harka Kumari Pradhan [born-1896].The importance of the temple is that all the images are beautifully carved on the stone by a person named Shree Lal Prashad Rai,These sculptures are antique which depicts the culture of Hindu religion.The valuable works of Shree Lal Prashad Rai can also be seen at  Sirikhola a place around 30-35 km from Bijanbari  where he has carved the image of Lord Shiva  on the stone.

To know more about Bijanbari and its surrounding areas click here
Images submitted by Nabin Pradhan Thana Line Pulbazar

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