History of Golghar, A Very Famous Monument in Patna, Bihar


Read this article to know about the history of a really famous monument in Patna, Bihar

The Golghar is a heritage and such a monument which has really beautiful history as well as respect in the minds of people. In this post of mine, I will be telling you about the history of the famous monument of Patna which is popularly called Golghar.

This monument called 'Golghar' got its name from its peculiar shape. This monument is circular in shape. Of course, it is not a complete sphere because that is not possible however, the curves in the monument make it a incomplete spherical shaped monument.

In India, during 1770s there was a severe and devastating famine in Bihar and Bengal, due to which not less than 10 million people died in these regions and because of this the British Empire was also finding it hard for themselves to be fed and so the then Governor General of India, Mr. Warren Hastings gave an order to the workers to build such beehive shaped granary to store the food grains produced by the peasants in order to feed the British empire of that area.

However, it was Captain John Garstin a civil engineer of British East India company who actually got it constructed. This granary is a really large one and was enough to feed thousands of people. It has a storage capacity of about 140000 tonnes of grains which is a really big mass. From this stat you can surely imagine the size of this piece (you can see the photograph in the pictures section too). It was fully constructed on July 20, 1786.


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