History of Nabadwip

Nabadwip city founded
  • Acording to 'Ramacharitam' of Sandhyakar Nandi, it is considered to have been founded in 1063 CE.

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1063 AD.
Samanta Sen
  • He lived on the shores of Bhagirathi, probably in Nabadwip.
  • Samanta Sen was employed in high offices under the Palas.

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1070 - 95
Hemanta Sen
  • He held the position of a feudatory chief in the Pala empire.
  • He is also described asprotector of king in Barrackpur plate of Vijaya Sen.

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1070 - 96
Vijaya Sen
  • Vijaya Sen defeated Palas and founded the independent rule of Senas dynasty.
  • He conquered Kamarupa and Kalinga.
  • Vijaya-prashasti was written by the famous poet Sriharsa.

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1097 - 1160
Ballala Sen
  • Ballala Sen ended the Pala Empire by defeating Govindapala.
  • Ballala Sena introduced the practice of Kulinism in Bengal.
  • He wrote the Danasagara, and started writing the Adbhutasagara.
  • Ballala Sena married Ramadevi a princess of Western Chalukya Empire.

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1160 - 78
Lakshmana Sen
  • Lakshmana Sen was devout to Vaishnava.
  • He completed the Adbhuta Sagara.
  • His court poets -

- Jayadeva (Gitagovinda)

- Dhoyi (Pavanduta)

- Umapati (Deopara Prashasti)

- Govardhana (Arya-saptasati)

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1179 - 1206
Dhoyi Kaviraj
  • Dhoyi was born in a Tantuvaya (weaver) caste family from Nabadwip.
  • He is the composer of Pavanduta.
  • He was a court poet of Lakshmana Sena.

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12th century
Invasion of Bakhtiyar Khilji
  • Bakhtiyar Khalji attacked Nabadwip and defeated Lakshman Sen.
  • Eastern Bengal remained under Sena control.
  • According to Minhaj al-Siraj's "Tabaqat-i-Nasiri" he left the city of Nudiah in desolation.

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1203
Shulapani
  • He was smrtikar and framer of reformed religious sanctions.
  • He was born in Nabadwip.
  • His famus books are 'Ekadashi', 'Durga puja', 'Rasyatra', 'Dolyatra', 'Sangkranti' 'Ayurveda' 'Dattaka'.

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1375-1460
Vasudeva Sarvabhauma
  • He was a Sanskrit scholar and Nyaya philosopher.
  • He was son of Narahari Visharad, a famous philosopher of Nadia.
  • He went away to Puri when Chaitanyadev's social movement earned the displeasure of the royal court in Nadia.

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1430-1540
Raghunatha Siromani
  • He was Chancellor of Ancient Mithila University.
  • He was the grandson of Shulapani.
  • He brought the new school of Navya Nyaya, representing the final development of Indian formal logic. 

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1477–1547
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
  • His original name was Vishvambhara Mishra.
  • According to 'Chaitanya Charitamrita', he was born in Nabadwip during a lunar eclipse on the full moon night, beneath a Neem tree.
  • He was the second son of Jagannath Mishra and Sachi Devi.

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18 Feb 1486
Pilgrimage to Gaya
  • He travelled to Gaya as a pilgrim at the age of 22 to carry out his father's sraddha ritual. 
  • Chaitanya met his guru, Ishvara Puri, from whom he received initiation with the Gopala Krishna mantra.

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1508
Sannayasa Initiation
  • At the age of 24, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu left Nabadwip to obtain sannyasa from Keshava Bharati in Katwa.
  • From there he went to Shantipur and then on to Puri.

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1510
Chaitanya visited Vrindavan
  • Over time, Vrindavan's essence was lost until Chaitanya rediscovered it.
  • In order to find the missing holy sites connected to Krishna's sublime pastimes, he travelled to Vrindavan.

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1515
Disappearance of Mahaprabhu
  • He spent the last 24 years of his life in the Radhakanta Math in Puri, Odisha.
  • Prataprudra Dev, the Gajapati ruler, considered Chaitanya as Krishna's avatar.
  • He once dove into the Bay of Bengal in Puri, thinking of it as the sacred Yamuna river.

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14 June 1534
Kavi Karnapura
  • Parmananda Sen was his original name.
  • He was received the honorific title of 'Kavi Karnapura' by Chaitanya in Puri.
  • He is best known for his worls 'Chaitanya Chandrodaya' nataka.

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14 June 1534
Kavi Karnapura
  • Parmananda Sen was his original name.
  • He was received the honorific title of 'Kavi Karnapura' by Chaitanya in Puri.
  • He is best known for his worls 'Chaitanya Chandrodaya' nataka.

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14 June 1534
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