A view of Bakchar Angina, the Lila Prenmises of Bandhusundar during his post childhood period. Bakchar is located in a purely rural area even now in 2001 at a distance of about 14 km from SriDham SriAngan in Faridpur
Left to right and then down.
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Pictures 1 & 3 provide a living and an unparalleled sight of the far away rural setting od Bakchar Angina that Prabhu set up in 1894.
In fact, this is the first Sri-Angan that Prabhu had set up. The second Sri-Angan is the one in Faridpur set up by Prabhu Jagadbandhu in 1899.
Picture 5 is the picture of Prabhu in the Bakchar Angina shrine which was closed at the time.
In picture 2, Prabhu's photo was uncovered only for taking this picture.
Picture 4 is that of some structure that is located right within the Angina. This structure must have some relevance to Bakchar Angan but not known to the photographer at this time.
Picture 6 is the shrine pf Prabhu Jagadbandhusundar at Bakchar Angina closed with the door made of steel rods. The stone slab on the foot of the base wall describes the history of Bakchar Sri-Angan in Bengali. This slab highlights Bakchar as the playground of Prabhu Jagadbandhu during his adolesecnce.
Although Bakchar Angina is only about 14 km from Faridpur Sri-Angan but it is located at very rarely populated and almost like a jungle area even at this time (February 6, 2001). This setting is completely natural and adds to the geographic beauty of Bakchar Angan. No sign of unwarranted human encroachment is visible around the Angan and its immediate vicinities.
A part of the roadway to Bakchar Angina is extremely perilous to travel by a 3-wheeler tempo or taxi, but is safe to walk on foot. The lean unpaved roadway is rextremely bumpy with deep inclines on both sides of the road. It is even more dangerous to try to make room for an oncoming vehicle from the opposite direction.