Monday, August 8, 2016

Narapaganda

Narapaganda (Sanskrit: नारपगण्ड , Bengali: নারপগণ্ড ) was a Brahmin (Brahmana) who lived around 906 CE in  Sonpur area in Saran District of Bihar.

In 941 CE, Narapaganda's son migrated1 from Sonpur area in Saran District of Bihar to a village in Balangir district of Orissa. This is recorded in the 941 AD Patna Plate of Janamajeya Mahabhavagupta I (935 - 970), who belonged to the Somavamsa family which ruled over the area around Sambalpur region of Orissa.

Narapaganda's son was a contemporary of Vasudeva and Damaka.

References

(1) Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India, Swati Datta, Motilal Banarasidas, 1989

2 comments:

  1. Is Acharya/Acharjee a Bengali brahmin,or transformed into Bengali??? Is Acharya/Acharjee the ancient Brahmin title from Earlier yuga's???

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    1. Not ancient - this yuga only. Acharya is a common Brahmin surname/ title throughout India.

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