Barddhaman

Barddhaman

(bär`dəmən, bûr`–), formerly

Burdwan

(bərdwän`), city (1991 pop. 245,079), West Bengal state, E central India. It has industries in hosiery and tools, but is best known for its 108 linga (phallic) temples dedicated to Shiva. Barddhaman is a district administrative center, a communications center, and the seat of a major university. A hydroelectric project on the nearby Damodar River has aided the city's growth.
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One of the prizes of the collection is the exquisitely illustrated journal of Charles Horne, fellow of the Zoological Society of London, from his time in the Bengal civil service when he lived at Burdwan (present-day Barddhaman).
Besides 5 state-of-the-art wagon factories also through joint venture and public- private mode at Sikandrabad, Barddhaman, Bhubneshwar and Kalahandi, Guwahati and Haldia.