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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

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 ofGopbhum 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. 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.

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