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Sabara Ksetra


In old Sarganga is located the house of Shri Jagannathaji. This place is called Sahara Ksetra. A yavana king by the name of Kalabharta was a staunch opponent of Hindus. His mother was actually a Hindu lady whom the invading Muslim soldiers had kidnapped by force. Her parents could not save her so she had no alternative but to continue living with this yavana. After some time she bore a son. When he grew up he became influenced by his Muslim father and in anger vowed to destroy the Hindu tradition whenever and wherever he could.He destroyed hundreds of temples and converted thousands of Hindus into Muslims. He even had the audacity to attack Jagannath Puri, and at that time the fighting became so fierce that the pujaris felt great trepidation and secretly took Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subhadra out of the temple in the dark of the night and brought Them and established Them here. This was the only time Lord Jagannath ever left the temple at Jagannath Puri. Actually, this was Lord Jagannath's desire to reside in the sublime and transcendental land of Shri Navadwip Dham. So the Lord Himself arranged this pastime so He could be close to Shri Gauranga. Gaura Premanandi! Haribol!