It was the headquarter of Maharaja (King) Rudra who renamed is as Krishnanagar from ‘Reuii’ and the city is situated at a distance of 118 kilometers from Kolkata is on the banks of river Jalangi. But the most famous king from city is King Krishnachandra.
Krisnanagar is famous for its clay work. Clay artisans of Ghurni and their creations of these artists are displayed in most of the handicraft museums of the world. Realistic recreations of everyday life, work, mood and character of farmers, weavers, rag pickers, basket makers, umbrella makers are made.
Exhibitions of Krishnanagar dolls have been held in London, Paris and Boston and have won medals and certificates at international exhibitions. Idols are present in Washington DC and Moscow also and were inaugurated by Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev respectively.