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24 Parganas




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The Mangal Kavya, a literary production in Bengali in the 17th century mentions a number of villages and settlements on the banks of Bhagirathi or Adi-Ganga River. There is no mention of Majilpur in Mangal Kavya. It will be right to conclude that Majilpur came into existence sometime in the 18th century.

According to legend when Raja Man Singh attacked the town of Jessore a Kayastha aristocrat Chandra Ketu Dutta fled away from Jessore and came to s small village sited on one of the islands. He had brought with him the Kulo Purohit or the family priests and this family became the center for a larger colony, which ultimately came to be known as Majilpur. Majilpur and Calcutta grew simultaneously and the Brahmins and the Kayastha of Majilpur found employment in Calcutta. Majilpur became a center of Sanskrit culture and a number of tols grew up at the village. A number of Siva temples were raised.




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