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VARENDRA (or Barind) was a region of Bengal
Bengal
, now in Bangladesh
Bangladesh
. It included the Pundravardhana
Pundravardhana
or Pundra Kingdom region currently part of Rangpur and Rajshahi Division
Rajshahi Division
of Bangladesh.

According to Cunningham the boundary of Varendra
Varendra
was the Ganges
Ganges
and the Mahananda on the west, the Karatoya on the east, the Padma on the south and the land between Koochbihar and the Terai on the north.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Modern usage * 3 See also * 4 References

HISTORY

Main article: Kulin Brahmins

Historical evidence attests significant presence of Brahmins in Bengal
Bengal
during the Maurya
Maurya
period. The Jain
Jain
Acharya
Acharya
Bhadrabahu
Bhadrabahu
, regarded to be the preceptor of Chandragupta