Monday, March 6, 2017

Kumbhati


Kumbhati (Sanskrit: कुम्भटी, Bengali: কুম্ভটী) was a village which existed around 1100 AD in the region of Madhyadesha famous for its learned Brahmins.

In the Malhar Stone inscription of Jajalladeva of the Chedi Year 919 or 1168 AD, Kumbhati has been described as:  "There was in the glorious Madhyadesha, ornamented by the garland of waves of the extended river of the Gods, (and itself) as it were the necklace of the whole orb of earth crowded with countries, a village named Kumbhati, with pleasant broad lands , dwelling place of the best of twice-borns, which the creator had exerted himself to make the spotless counterpart of a portion of the heaven."

Prithivdhara was a Brahmin who lived around 1100 CE in village Kumbhati in Madhyadesha. His son Gangadhara was also a resident of Kumbhati - however around 1135 CE his son Gangadhara migrated to Mallala in Tummana (Malhar in modern day Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh) and was honored with a gift of the village of Kosambi by Chedi prince Ratnadeva.

Kumbhati is mentioned in the Malhar Stone inscription of Jajalladeva of the Chedi Year 919 or 1168 AD.

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