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Kathgola Palace

Kathgola often refers to the Kathgola Palace. Kathgola Gardens, also known as the Kathgola Temple. This historical palace was built by Lakshmipat Singh Dugar, who was said to be close to Jagat Seth - the rich money lender and trader. It is here that William Watts met the traitor Mir Jafar, just three days after the battle of Plassey in 1757 to discuss the payment promised to him before the historical battle.

While in Murshidabad, Kathgola Palace is one of the best places to be seen when doing a tour. Situated by the river Bhagirathi, just 5 kms away from Hazarduari, this palace stands with all it's heritage glory. Kathgola Palace is a four-storeyed palatial palace in the Kathgola Gardens. It has an ornamented facade with extremely valuable paintings, priceless artefacts , furnitures and decorative mirrors. It also has a small pond and a "Baoli" or steep well, generally unseen in this part of the country. It is said that once the garden had the most unusual black roses, but now it has mango trees only. Inside the huge garden there is a statue of Michelangelo.

The Adinath Temple also known as Paresh Nath Temple or Kathgola Temple is situated inside the huge lush gardens of the Kathgola Gardens. The temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Adhishvar. The idol is considered to be atleast 900 years old. Along with this there are 17 other idols of the Jain Tirthankars. This town is an intrinsic part of West Bengal's rich past heritage.

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