Gum Garh Execution Site

Gum Garh Execution Site, Bankura

Gum Garh Execution Site
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Shourjendra D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3,657 contributions
Family
This place has nothing to see,apart from the fortified high walls of an enclosure where allegedly,all enemies of the state were kept till they died of thirst and hunger.

Local folklore say,how people who were against the Malla kings were thrown into the small enclosure with high walls till they died. It was a kind of slow and painful execution,and hence the name.

The correct name of the place is Gum Ghar,and NOT Gum Garh. Garh in bengali means castle. This isn't a castle of any sorts,but just a small enclosure. Secondly it wasn't ever called Execution site. Just Gum Ghar,meaning room where people were left to die ! Eerie reminder of medieval times. My 11 yr old nephew was quite intrigued by the stories and the construction of this place
Written January 16, 2017
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Agniva_Das
Orlando, FL94 contributions
Family
The mysterious structure which once was responsible for the disappearance of the evil doers still stands with an evil stance overlooking the Bishnupur slum area. Ill maintenance has led to the slum dwellers to take over the land & garbage dump now dominates the place.

Yet the structure is still as mysterious as it was in its glorious years.

The garbage & the slums make it almost impossible to explore further.
Written July 13, 2012
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Anirban B
London, Canada193 contributions
Friends
A weird-looking rectangular structure. A lot of history associated with it. No one can enter this place. Liked it.
Written December 29, 2016
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TrippyTukun
Durgapur, India35 contributions
This happens to be the place where the Malla Rulers of Rarh Bangla executed their prisoners of war and the place is more correctly spelled as "Goom Ghar", meaning "room for vanishing". The entire architecture seemed to be made of red earthern fire-bricks and terracotta. I also noticed some ancient weapons conserved inside.
Written January 22, 2020
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bishwaksen
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,116 contributions
Friends
This building was originally a prison cum execution chamber. However the structure is in ruins today and due to government apathy, the locals have turned it into a dumpsite. You will see it while passing by but a closer look is not needed.
Written December 17, 2014
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Prasun Mondal
Bankura, India91 contributions
It is Unesco world heritage site.
You can plan day including this site also. A guide is recommended for information
Written February 13, 2020
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Amit29g
Kolkata (Calcutta), India62 contributions
Family
Its now just a roadside brickwork, standing alone and unimpressive. It stands as Ekaant.The picture itself speaks a million words about lack of maintenance and gross neglect. When will we be responsible enough to preserve such things.
Written April 10, 2017
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Sayantani R
Kolkata (Calcutta), India137 contributions
Family
Just a stop by. Nothing must watch .It's a big wall boundary type as you would seen in the picture posted by many/Google.
A history attached with the place as this place .This place used to be use to kill/murder people. People were bring into this place but no one knew what used to happen to them.That makes the place as "gumgarh" (As people used to get gumsuda).
Written September 7, 2016
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Diwakar S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India69 contributions
Friends
Visited this monument during visiting local tourist spots at Bisnupur Town. This structure were used for capital punishment by Mall Rulers.
Written July 25, 2019
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Adip R
Pune, India1,638 contributions
Since this was an execution site and not have any aesthetic value, hence it is not exciting at all. Your tour guide might show you and talk about this. However, it brings you another side of rulers of the period 1600-1700.
Written February 17, 2019
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