The raj baari of Khaspur or the royal seat of the last Kochari kings as it is called, actually the ruins of it, lie some twenty-five kilometers from the town of Silchar, the district head-quarters of Cachar which got its name from the Kochari (or Kachari) kingdom. In my last post Khaspur – A kingdom in ruins, I shared a glimpse of whatever now remains of the once rich kingdom that was known for its brave warriors, the raj baari of Khaspur and places around it. In continuation of the same, I share few more here, of the remains and places around it.
With time (and of-course without any proper care from the archaeological survey of India) most of the architectures have come to be in very bad shape and sadly, it just seems to be a matter time when we lose these few standing witnesses of history, just like we lost the others.
The locals too have never understood the value of this place and it’s historic monuments. It is really sad to see the structures being carelessly exploited. Be it climbing atop part of the structures which is not supposed to be climbed or be it the typical Indian pride of scratching the names of the one you fancy, not giving a damn about the fact that the scratch that is being made will also be scratching-off a part of history! But then again, who cares !
Anyway, enough of my frustration and my negative rant. I am sorry if I have pissed you off because of that but i really feel sad, angry and frustrated seeing the condition of one of the very few historical monuments that we have in this part of the country and we are not giving it the attention it deserves.
Okay, let me try to talk about things that are nice and beautiful in & around here 🙂 .
The Chandi mata mandir (or the Chandi Temple), the Sing Duar (or the Lion Gate) and this temple above are some of the few structures the ASI have done some renovation work on. Also, the area in around the protected compound is, typical to north-east India, lush green.
Have you been to any other place of historical importance and felt frustrated about it not receiving the deserved looking after? Why is that we Indians (not all but in general) always find fun in spoiling things we should actually preserving and be proud of?
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