Shilaidaha Kuthibari

Published:  12:04 AM, 14 July 2018

A haven for Tagore

A haven for Tagore

Shilaidaha Kuthibadi a historic place associater with Rabindranath Tagore memory and a tourist spot. It stands on the south bank of the river Padma in Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia district and is five miles north of the district headquarters across the river Gorai and opposite to the Pabna town on farther north across the Padma. Shilaidaha is a relatively modern name; its old name was Khorshedpur. 

Shilaidaha is located in Kumarkhali Upazila of Kushtia District. It is located at a distance of about 20 km from Kushtia town. The place is famous for Rabindra Kuthibari of Shilaidaha. 


Actually it is a country house which was made by the father of Rabindranath, Dwarkanath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore lived a part of life here and created some of his memorable poems while living here. 

In 1890 Tagore started managing their family estates in Shelaidaha. He mostly stayed on a houseboat. Here he wrote many poems, essays and stories. The reformation of Shilaidaha Kuthibari has been completed under the Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs. 


It is now a protected national tombstone where a Tagore Memorial Museum has been recognized by the government. It shows many things which were in fact used by the poet and by the family of the poet.


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