Newshub18,Sk Jahangir Ali:How the ‘Khas Dhan’ of Burdwan fell into the hands of Calcutta babu ‘Govindbhog’? That is a story.
Various stories and history are hidden all over Kolkata. That history is as interesting as it is surprising. The name of Govindbhog rice is associated with that history. Do you know why? Do you know why the rice which was called ‘Khas Dhan’ in the local language of Burdwan, changed its name to Govindbhog rice one daySethras of Calcutta are associated with this history.
But first know the history of rice. This ‘Khasdhan’ has been cultivated for a long time in a large part of the Gangetic Plain region, such as Burdwan, Hooghly, Bankura, Nadia etc. Now Govindbhoga rice is cultivated in several districts of West Bengal although the area has decreased. And the characteristic of this rice is its smell. This wonderful smelling rice is present in almost every home of Bengali society. It is mainly used in puja. Besides, some cook it and prepare various items. Govindbhoga rice is also highly valued in South India. Many people use it to make pies. All in all, its value is due to its smell. the
Now let’s talk about its famous context. In fact, there is a history of Kolkata associated with this name. How is that history? The first Govinda Jiur temple was established by the Seths of Calcutta. And in that temple, the name of Khasdhan rice changed. Because, this paddy rice was offered in the worship of Govind Jiur. Some say this pada was made of rice. This white, fragrant rice pada was traditionally made in the temple of Govind Ji. Since then the name of Khasdhan rice has changed to Govindbhog. Because, this rice is offered in Govinda Jiur temple. Since then till today the consumption of Govindbhog rice is essential in various Puja Parbans. It is used regularly