Sunday, August 4, 2013

Kishoreganj: Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল)


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Friday, 07 June 2013





Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল) is a place which has more mythical value than it's tourist spot value. It is mainly a shallow water body which has water more or less every seasons. During the rainy season it uses to expand it's area for the water of rain. But at other seasons the main water body uses to shrink into a smaller one. People made a village path for better communication through this Beel(বিল) which helped it to fill and shrink quickly.


Also, due to the overwhelming demand of agriculture, people have started filling this Beel(বিল) and cultivating paddies. That's why this Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল) is divided into two. I have visited this place after visiting the Bebud Rajar Pukur. In fact, it was on my way as I have chosen the alternate path for returning from there. Due to the rainy season it was a green area and I have passed few moments here after pausing my rickshaw on the village path.





Myth on Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল):

This myth/story is a continuation of the Part-1. You have to read the Part-1 first before reading this one. You can read the previous portion from the following link:
http://icwow.blogspot.com/2013/08/kishoreganj-bebud-rajar-dighi.html


The king Bebud(বেবুদ) was happy with the solution as his son used to get proper feeding from his conjured wife and also he had a chance to meet his wife everyday. One day he told all about this magic to one of his friend. But his friend had a treacherous intention in his mind. He has stolen the ring from the king at one night.


But somehow the king was notified about this theft. He order his guards to catch the thief. So they had a run after the thief. That thief couldn't reach far enough and caught by the guards. The ring dropped from his hand and it struck the land and created a massive water body which is known as Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল) now a days.


Alternate version of the story is: One day the king was having a boat ride on this Beel(বিল). A thief(one of his friend from the boat) was trying to steal his ring from his hand while he was tired and having a rest. But while stealing the ring, it dropped into the water from his hand. Later king assigned his peasants to find the ring from the water. But couldn't retrieve the ring from the water. After that the Beel(বিল) is known as Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল).


In either cases, after the incident, the king Bebud(বেবুদ) was never been able to conjure her wife again.





How to Go:

Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল) is very near from the Goyalghat(গোয়ালঘাট) on the Dhaka-Kishireganj(কিশোরগঞ্জ) highway. Below is the detailed description to reach near this place.


1) First, come to the Goyalghat(গোয়ালঘাট) of Egarosindur(এগারোসিন্দুর). GPS Coordinate of Goyalghat is (24°15'45.64"N, 90°39'23.85"E). If you are from Dhaka, then use the bus of Jolshiri(জলসিড়ি) or Ononna(অনন্যা) of Kishoreganj(কিশোরগঞ্জ) district, or use the bus Bonna(বন্যা) of Nandail(নান্দাইল). All are available from Mohakhali(মহাখালী) Bus stand. Bus fare will be around 130 taka. Just inform the bus helper to drop you at Goyalghat(গোয়ালঘাট).


2) From Goyalghat(গোয়ালঘাট) you can reach there by having a small walk. Basically the Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল) is divided into two now a days. Here are the Google map coordinates for you (24°15'51.09"N, 90°39'42.35"E) and (24°15'46.30"N, 90°39'39.11"E).


This portion of the Beel(বিল) is near from the Sadi Mosque.



Whats near from here?

You can visit the following things after visiting the Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল):
1) Bebud Rajar Pukur.
2) Shah Mahmud Mosque.
3) Sadi Mosque.


This portion of the Beel(বিল) is near from the Sadi Mosque.



Main portion of the Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল).



Main portion of the Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল).



These kids are collecting something from the water. I am not sure what are those. It can be the snails, or the buds from the water plants.



They have noticed me and stopped their working.



A fisherman on the village path beside the Beel(বিল). He caught fish from this Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল). Just gave a curious look at me. He was wondering what am I doing there alone!



This basket is known as Khaloi(খালই) in our local language. The fisherman put this on the roadside while he was helping my rickshaw puller to cross a bridge.



This basket is known as Khaloi(খালই) in our local language.



Native fishes inside the basket. These are very delicious fish from Bangladesh.



Colorful buoyant weed plants have grown over the water on the paddy field near the Beel(বিল).



A green field near the Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল). The paddies were harvested, but the empty field is still looking picturesque for the lash green weed grasses.



Angti Chorar Beel(আংটি চোরার বিল),
Egarosindur Union(এগারোসিন্দুর ইউনিয়্ন),
Panundia Upazila(পাকুন্দিয়া উপজেলা),
Kishoreganj District(কিশোরগঞ্জ জেলা),
Bangladesh.

This article is written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/

Tales from Bangladesh...



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