The glory of North Bengal is the historical Dibar Dighi.

Prehistoric Bangladesh: The pillar of divine victory of Dhibar Dighi

 

 

 

 

Exactly a decade ago today, in an article by Khandaker Mahmudul Hasan in the weekly Shahadat Chowdhury edited in 2000, I first heard about the pillar between Dhibar Dighi and Dighi. I have heard the name of Ashoka Pillar before but the fact that something like this is happening in our country also makes me very happy. But it was not possible for a small schoolboy to go to the other side of the country even if he wanted to. But on the same day, I decided that one day I too will go to see the pillar of divine victory of Dhivar Dighi. That “one day” finally came. On the bus from Manda to Sapahar, a few kilometers before Sapahar, the gate of Dhibar Dighi is on the right-hand side. From there in a battery van for 5 TK. The administration has tried to decorate the neighborhood. There are no settlements around, as in the Barendra region, the steppe paddy land is like a gallery around a huge lake. There is a boat on the wharf, the two sailors are teenagers. They became the dream riders of our flower chariot and took us to the pillar of divine victory. I touched the granite pillar made of three and a half feet of solid stone. My mind was plentiful! Many kings arrived, Many kings departed. Ignoring the frown of tomorrow, fame still remains! Think about it, if the pillar is thirty feet plus, how big was the unbroken stone that was carved out of the pillar? How did these feats happen a thousand years ago today? Time is dumb, so he can not say! Just flows silently!

 

 

 

 

 

During the reign of Mahipal I, the Pal dynasty conquered Bihar and the Barendra region, including large parts of India. But his son Mahipal II was a weak and characterless ruler. A landmark event took place in Barindri during the reign of Mahipala II (1070–1071). Kaivartya rebellion. The common people of Barind, led by the fisherman Kaivartya Bir Divyak, declared a revolt against the Pala rule. King Mahipala II was defeated and killed when he came to suppress the rebellion. Divyak was then unanimously elected ruler of the Barind lands. During the reign of Divyak, the Pala prince Rampal tried to rescue Barindra and was defeated by Divyak. Divyak built this pillar in the middle of the lake to preserve the memory of this success. The amazingly intact granite stone pillar in the middle of the 60 bigha dighi excavated during the Pal period bears witness to the heroism of the Bengalis of the distant past. Not everyone needs to go here. Insight is more important than sight!

The glory of North Bengal is the historical Dibar Dighi.
The amazingly intact granite stone pillar in the middle of a 60-bigha tank excavated during the Pala period bears witness to the heroism of the Bengalis of the distant past. Silent desert. Paddy is being cultivated in layers like stairs all around. Very normal view in Barind. So it takes more insight to feel here than to see!

Patnitala, Naogaon

You have to get on the direct Sapahar bus from Dhaka and get off three kilometers before Sapahar. Then five tk in the van.

 

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  • XMC Enterprise

    some genuinely interesting information, well written and broadly user friendly .

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