History behind the Name "Pirganj"

There is a myth that in ancient period a team of saint was came at Pirganj for Islam missionary. They create there haunt at Pirganj. Very soon a marketplace / ganj was created surrounded this haunt. That’s why this place was called Pirganj. A lot of support was found in favor of the myth. Saint Hazrat Shah Ismail Gazi was live in this area within the period of 1459-1474. He was a saint, captain, muslim missionary and muslim’s religious leader. Lots of saints and his followers were with him. Rukunnuddin Abul Mujahid Barbak Shah sends Hazrat Shah Ismail Gazi to capture kamrup. He captured kamrup with his heroic and spiritual power. The king of Ghoraghat Bhandari Roy was envious with his success and started to conspiracy against him and be able to convince Sultan to send soldier against him. He was arrested and killed on 8th January,1474 AD (14th Saban, 878 Hizri) and his head was brought to king. Later Sultan be able to know about the conspiracy of Bhandari Roy and became repentant. Repentant king buried the head of Hazrat Shah Ismail Gazi at bagduar of pirganj with due respect. His follower’s were already buried his headless body in Mandaron under Hugli district. A small island (called floated island) in the Barabila near pirganj unzila head quarter is memorable for Hazrat Shah Ismail Gazi. There was a mosque in this island prepared by his followers but now this mosque is fully destroyed. Mosque (30F X 20F X 15F) and the large well at Baradargah under Pirganj Upzilla was one of the most memorable places for Hazrat Shah Ismail Gazi. Most of the historian believes that his journey for victory and missionary was started from this place and the Introstick (Dikshadanda) is preserved in this place. Some historian believes that his part of body was also buried in this place. Some historians believe that part of his body is also buried at Ghoraghat under Dinapur District. His followers are now scattered around different place of Pirganj.

In addition there are lots of famous saint in different pace of Pirganj. Hatibandha, Khalashpir, Bajitpur was famous for Saint (Pir). Madargonj is memorable for saint madar.


Message from President

Jahangir Alam Bulbul, APS-1 to PM

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Message from Secretary

Dr. Showkat Ali, Profesor, University of Dhaka

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