Remember the Heroes | Binda (Bindee) Tiwary | He still fights for India
A rebellions against British authority took place in Barrackpore in the 19th century. The first of these was in 1824, led by Sepoy Binda Tiwary. In this rebellion 47th Bengal Native Infantry refused to board boats to cross the polluted “dark waters” to Burma in the First Anglo-Burmese War.
Infantry was abandoned by the Officer and was Commanded for two days by a Sepoy named Bindee Tiwary.
He was the first to wage war against the British on November 1, 1824 while changing direction of his firearms.
He was later caught and hanged.
His dead-body was left hanging for seven days. Chained in a peepal tree after execution. The British soldiers were compelled to leave his body dangling with the tree because to teach the Indian rebellion an exemplary lesson.
In 1857, Barrackpore was again the scene of an incident that some credit with starting the Indian rebellion of 1857: an Indian soldier, Mangal Pandey, attacked his British commander, and was subsequently court-martialed.
A small Hanuman temple was also constructed adjoining the tree, in which, he was hanged. He was considered a martyr and was referred to as ‘Colonel” Bindee. The temple still stands today at Barrackpore Cantonment in West Bengal, India and now famous as Bindee Baba Mandir.
He still protects us and he will always be alive.
You can visit His Temple and you will find him there.