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Chhatrabhog

Chhatrabhog (Translation) is a village in the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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GeographyEdit

It is located in the rural area of South 24 Pgs. in Krishna Chandrapur gram Panchayet, near the police station of Block Mathurapur I, under the Diamond Harbour Subdivision in West Bengal.

CultureEdit

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.[1] It is claimed that Chakratirtha is referred to as Janapada (the location of a flourishing settlement).

Although several small villages are named Chhatrabhog, originally it was a rather large region. From Jalghata village to Kumarpara (near Roydighi 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 Adiganga flows mainly into the Bhagirathi, in which the mythological King Bhagirath led to River Ganga to Sagar Confluence[clarification needed]. 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.[2] This book was published in the 18th Century, sometime after 1729 A.D. In this book Barashi Math (Ambulinga Shiv temple) was shown in Ganga Sagar.

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[3] of Lord Shiva and Goddess Ganga. A mythological story is depicted in antya Leela of Chaitanya Bhagavata.

GeographyEdit

The closest railway station near Chhatrabhog is Mathurapur Road. It is approximately 10km away from the nearest city, Jaynagar Majilpur, and can be easily reached by following the Diamond Harbour-Roydighi Road.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brockhaus, Hermann; Krsnamisra, Hermann Brockhaus, Krishna Misri, (1979). Prabodha Chandrodaya. Georg Olms Verlag. p. 68. ISBN 978-3-487-41064-7.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Sri Vrindavan Das Thakura Mahashaya. Chaitanya Bhagavat. p. 883.