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Temples & Legends of Bengal
Index Of Bengal Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
The Kalighat Temple of Calcutta Ram Krishna Mission Temples
The Temples in Burdwan The Temples in Hooghly
The Temples in Twenty four Parganas The Temples in Midnapore
The Temples in Birbhum Ektesvara - Siva Temple
The Temples In Bankura Jain Temples In Purulia
Kapilmuni Temple at Sagar Island A Chinese Temple
The Tibetan Temple At Bhotbagan Kiriteswari   Temple
Bhattamati Temple  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE TEMPLES IN BURDWAN

These lower castes and communities were early Hinduised.  There is no doubt that at one time the Bauris and the Bagdis had their own small kingdoms before they gave way to the Aryan invaders. Even now the typical Bauri tract could easily be pointed out as pargana Shergarh, the stretch of rolling rocky country between the Ajay and Damodar rivers. The ruins of the forts at Dighi, Churulia and Dihi Shergarh villages are clearly remnants of the old Bauri kingdom. The Sadgops, another so-called low caste held a portion of Gopbhum, the farthest headland of the promontory of rocky land, which juts out, in the district.

It has been observed that "Gopbhum with part of the debatable land between it and Panchet now included in the parganas
Salimpur and Senpahari was formerly, according to the universally currenttradition of the tract, the seat of a Sadgop dynasty, some traces of which are still extant. The only Raja of the race whose name still survives was Mahendra Nath, or, as he is locally called, Mahindi Raja. His seat was Amrargarh, close to the station and town of Mankur, and the long lines of fortification, which enclosed his walled town, are still visible.How far the Sadgop power extended to the east can be surmised from the local prevalence of the members of the modern caste, the Aguris.

The line of Marches which lies south of Katwa to the west of the Bhagirathi is still held by this caste who occupy the old deltaic soil between this line and the present boundary of Gopbhum in which the Sadgops are still the most prominent caste. The Aguris, by their own admission, are the product of unions between the Khetris of the house of Burdwan and the Sadgops of the Gopbhum dynasty, and the caste arose within the last two hundred years.  This recent formation of the Aguri caste indicates that the Sadgop kingdom of Gopbhum existed in however curtailed a state till almost modern times, first as subject to the Mughals, and then under the shadow of the house of Burdwan itself.

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