|Robindra Kuthibari, Kushtia, Credit: Robindrasangeet
Shilaidaha Kuthibari is situated in memory of Rabindranath Tagore in Shilaidaha, which is known as Rabindra Kuthibari. Three-story Kuthibari is located on two and a half bighas of 33 bighas of land in Khoreshpur in Shilaidaha union under Kumarkhali upazila, 15 kilometers north of Kushtia town.
Rabindranath's grandfather Prince Dwarkanath Tagore received zamindari in 1807. Later in 1889 Rabindranath Tagore came here as a landlord. Here he administers zamindari till 1901. At this time, he started writing his famous book, Sonar Tari, Chitra, Chaitali, etc., and also translated the work of Gitanjali.
The number of rooms in the house of Kuthi is eighteen, the number of the seventy seventy, the number of windows thirty. The three-storey room of Kuthibari was the writing room of poet's guru.
The poet was fascinated by the sun-bed, the sunshine and the sun-lit nature, which sat on the roof. The scenes that were sitting in this corner were visible to the two eyes of the poet. He himself has expressed different times in different ways.
Only the Padma can be seen from the windows of this house. Earlier, two rivers of Padma Garai were seen. The poet Rabindranath could hear the poet sitting in the house, The river called a poison and called the poet. The poets also ran on the chest of the Padma, on the trunk chest. He used to enjoy joy while swimming on the Padma.
Since 1958, the Kuthibari of Rithindraath Tagore of Shilaidah is preserved as a glorious memory in the management of Archeology Department. After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, after understanding the importance of Kuthibari, collection of various art works of Kabir was established as a museum.
The whole building is now open for viewers as a museum. Rabindranath Tagore, poet Rabindranath, landlord Rabindranath, farmer friend Rabindranath, or Rabindranath's picture of different ages, in the 16th floor on the lower and second floor of the museum. From childhood till death pictures are preserved. Apart from the artwork and tidy arrangements with the furniture used in them.
Among other things used in the poet building, there are more than two speedboats named Chanchala and Chapla, Paltun, 8 Vahara Palaki, Wooden Chairs, Tables, Sofasets, Comfort Chairs, Palanga etc.
Ticket counters are beside the gate of the museum, but the tickets for each person's ticket are fifteen taka, but for a child under five, there is no need for a ticket. However, the admission rate for the students of secondary level has been fixed at Tk 5. For SAARC foreign visitors, the ticket price is fifty taka and for other foreign visitors, the price of tickets is one hundred taka.
Kuthibari is open from 10am to 6pm in the summer. The middle is closed from 1pm to 1.30pm for half an hour. And it is open from 9am to 5pm in the winter. In winter, it is closed from 1pm to 1.30pm. And for the Jumma's prayers on Friday, it is closed from 12:30 to 3 pm. Sunday is open for general holidays and on Monday, 2:00. There is also a special day on the official museum.
How to goThe buses of SB, Shyamoli, Hanif, Sohag and Khalek Paribahan from Gabtali or Technical Convert directly from Dhaka, through the Bangabandhu Bridge, travel directly to Dhaka-Kushtia. Apart from this, buses buses directly from Dhaka-Kumarkhali.
From Kamalapur Railway Station, you can go to Chitra Train from Sundarbans and cantonment stations. However, in the area of Porshadh railway station near Kushtia, the bus or autorickshaw has to come to the city.
Auto rickshaw, CNG and Easy Bike and other vehicles from Kushtia city are easily accessible and at a very low cost to go to Shilaidaha Kuthibari.