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Chhatrabhog is a village under Mathurapur police station of Mathurapur I CD Block in Diamond Harbour subdivision of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal.[1]

Chhatrabhog
Village
Chhatrabhog is located in West Bengal
Chhatrabhog
Chhatrabhog
Location in West Bengal
Chhatrabhog is located in India
Chhatrabhog
Chhatrabhog
Location in India
Coordinates: 22°07′13″N 88°25′29″E / 22.1203°N 88.4247°E / 22.1203; 88.4247Coordinates: 22°07′13″N 88°25′29″E / 22.1203°N 88.4247°E / 22.1203; 88.4247
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
CD BlockMathurapur I
Area
 • Total0.46 km2 (0.18 sq mi)
Elevation
7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total684
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
743354
Telephone code+91 3174
Vehicle registrationWB-19 to WB-22, WB-95 to WB-99
Lok Sabha constituencyMathurapur (SC)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRaidighi
Websitewww.s24pgs.gov.in

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HistoryEdit

It is a pilgrimage site in honor of the Goddess Tripura Sundari and Ambulinga (Lord Shiva). Chakratirtha, part of greater Chatrabhog, is mentioned in a Sanskrit drama from the 11th century in Probodha Chandradoya a Commodeia of Krishna Misri. It is claimed that Chakratirtha is referred to as Janapada (the location of a flourishing settlement).[2]

Although several small villages are named Chhatrabhog, originally it was a rather large region. From Jalghata village to Kumarpara (near Raidighi B. Ed. College) a triangular island has the same name. The northern and western sides of the Chhutorbhog river used to flow and meet with the Moni River. The Adi Ganga flows mainly into the Bhagirathi, in which the mythological King Bhagirath led to River Ganga to Sagar Confluence. Scientists suggest that five thousand years ago the Bay of Bengal was close to Chhatrabhog. One of Dashanami Sampradaya Giri who came from Uttar Pradesh to preach Saivaism in Bengal wrote Tarakeswar Shiv Tatwa. This book was published in the 18th Century, sometime after 1729 A.D. In this book Barashi Math (Ambulinga Shiv temple) was shown in Gangasagar.[3]

From the description of Chaitanya Bhagavata of Virndabon Das, hundreds of mouths of Ganga/ Jhanabi was present at the time Chaitanya Mahaprabhu visited in 1510 A.D., where he bathed with his companion in Ambulinga Ghat. This was attached to God Ambulinga (Shiv). From the mythological source of Chaitanya Bhagavata, it is known that Chhatrabhog is the union place of Lord Shiva and Goddess Ganga. A mythological story is depicted in antya Leela of Chaitanya Bhagavata.[4]

GeographyEdit

Chhatrabhog is located at 22°07′13″N 88°25′29″E / 22.1203°N 88.4247°E / 22.1203; 88.4247. It has an average elevation of 7 metres (23 ft).

DemographicsEdit

As per 2011 Census of India, Chhatrabhog had a total population of 684.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India". District-wise list of stautory towns. Directorate of census operations, West Bengal. Archived from the original on 9 August 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2007.
  2. ^ Brockhaus, Hermann; Krsnamisra, Hermann Brockhaus, Krishna Misri, (1979). Prabodha Chandrodaya. Georg Olms Verlag. p. 68. ISBN 978-3-487-41064-7.
  3. ^ Sundarboner Shaktipith: Chhatrabhog , Devishankar Middya ,4th Chapter page-62 published by Nazibul Islam Mondal from Samakaler Join Kathi Prakash on in 2017 ISBN 978-81-9319-13-9-2.
  4. ^ Sri Vrindavan Das Thakura Mahashaya. Chaitanya Bhagavat. p. 883.