Bhatpara is a city in the Barrackpore subdivision of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a municipality situated in the North 24 Parganas district. It is included in the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Area or KMDA. The place is known for its rich culture and traditions, especially in the field of Sanskrit learning. The name Bhatpara has been derived from its the ancient name "Bhatta-Palli," where Bhatta refers to the sect of Brahmins who were Sanskrit scholars and Palli refers to locality or village. Nestled on the banks of Hooghly river, this city is known to be house a lot of jute processing plants. Bhatpara was known for its Sanskrit education and most of the schools and colleges in the vicinity of the city offer courses in Sankskrit. It is mostly a residential city with most of its residents working in various service sectors of the KMDA region.
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