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Maharajar Dighi

Maharaja Dighi or Maharajar Dighi in Bhitargarh, Panchagarh, Rangpur (Bangladesh). This is part of an ancient site where legendary Hindu king Prithu committed suicide. Prithu was the Maharaja of ancient Bhitargarh, one of largest walled cities of the time. 

There is a legend that Prithu Raja committed suicide along with his army at the Maharaja Dighi to protect their purity from being sullied by an invading force, the Kichok Tribe, which had attacked the city. The tribe is believed to be from present-day Cooch Behar District in India, located to the north of the city. 



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