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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

Its south -western extremity, now pargana Salimpur, was apparently held by two Sadgop kinglings, probably mere cadets of the house of Gopbhum, one stationed at Bharatpur on the Damodar, and the
other at Kankeswar or Kaksa. The latter was attacked and overthrown, and his lands taken by a Bokhariot partisan named Sayad Bokhari, whose descendant Sayads still hold the Kaksa lands in aimma to this day. The remains of the tiny forts at Bharatpur and Kaksa are still to be seen, and old Hindu images carved in black basalt are frequently found in the neighboring tanks.

Mangalkot on the Ajay, which is rich in Hindu remains, similar to those found at Kaksa, may also have been an outpost of the Sadgop kingdom. It can however only be said for certain that the dynasty held the present Gopbhum and Salimpur parganas, and it is here only that any remains of them are found; nor does tradition assign to it any wider domain. The prevalence of the Aguris, who undoubtedly sprang from it, in such numbers to the east of Gopbhum indicates that its extent may have been wider, but in any case its undoubted seat was on the high pasture lands and at the edge of the forest of Gopbhum.

It is highly probable that though originally the Sadgops came with the higher Aryans to Bengal and attended them as serfs or menials in their successive progresses, they ultimately worked their way up through the Bagdi country to the pleasant pastures of Gopbhum, and findings themselves undistributed and alone there, since the non-pastoral Bagdis had deserted its barren and shallow soil for the richer delta, founded their kingdom which was of no great antiquity or duration, and could not have existed without the protection or neutrality of the neighboring Bagdi
sovereign of Bishnupur." %


% Bengal District Gazetteers, Burdwan, pp. 22-23.

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