|Alternative names||গোবিন্দভোগ চাল|
|Description||Gobindobhog is an aromatic rice cultivated in West Bengal|
|Area||Bardhaman, Hooghly, Nadia and Birbhum|
|Registered||24 october, 2017|
Gobindobhog (Bengali: গোবিন্দভোগ) is a rice cultivated mostly in West Bengal in India. It is a short grain, white, aromatic, sticky rice having a sweet buttery flavor. It derives its name from its usage as the principal ingredient in the preparation of the offerings to Govindaji, the family deity of the Setts of Kolkata.
Gobindobhog was traditionally cultivated in the districts of Bardhaman, Hooghly, Nadia and Birbhum. Later, it began to be cultivated in Bankura and Purulia.
It is also grown in other states. For instance:
In August 2017, the Gobinobhog rice was allotted the geographical indication tag of West Bengal by the Government of India.
It has many traditional Bengali recipes intended for it specifically.