The present Bankura district is the heart of the ancient Summha
area of Mahabharat or Rarh or Larh of the old Jain Acharanga- sutra.
Rarh Desh was described to have two areas, namely, Bajjabhumi and
Summhabhumi. In the Buddhist Jatakas also there is mention of Summhabhumi.
The present district of Bankura has the districts of Purulia, Burdwan,
Hooghly and Midnapore at her borders.
The district lies in between the hills and terrains of Chotanagpur
and Santal Parganas in Bihar on one side and the alluvial fertile
land of Bengal on the other. The physiographical features of this
district are partially available in the bordering districts of Midnapur
Though the place has very little historical significance, there
are a number of temples and places which are noteworthy.
The Raghunath Mandir, built in 1639 with terracotta sculpture,
the Ekteshwar Mandir, the Methodist Missionary Church and the Christian
College are some of them.
Mukutmanipur, Bishnupur, Jhilmil are the main spots of attraction.
A district with high percentage of tribal population, Bankura is
famous for music, art (the famous terracotta Bankura horse) and
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