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Nabadwip

Administration
Native ameNabadwip
TypeCity
StateWest Bengal
DistrictNadia
Government
Parliamentary constituencyNabadwip
Assembly constituencyNabadwip
Geography
Altitude14 m
Demography
Total Population125341 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode741302
Telephone03472

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Nabadwip ( ) (also Navadwip, Navadvipa or Nabadwipdham) is a city and a municipality in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Its name means "9 islands" in the Bengali language. The islands are named Antardwip , Simantadwip, Rudradwip, Madhyadwip, Godrumdwip, Ritudwip, Jahnudwip, Modadrumdwip, and Koladwip. It is a birth place of many lilas (or "pastimes of God" in Hinduism) of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Many pilgrims from origins worldwide adhering to Gaudiya Vaishnavism come to Nabadwip every year on pilgrimage and for festivals like Sri Nabadwip-mandala Parikrama and holidays like Dol jatra,Rash purnima Gaura Purnima.


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