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চতুর্থ অধ্যায়। ృనిఁ m B. S. of Purgunah Khaspure, neither of them comprise the lands of Mouzha Kalighat. Whatever may have been the reason, for this exclusion of the lands, from those measurements, there is no doubt, however, that the profit of the same, are appropriated to the Sheba of the abovenamed Idol. The Mouzah itself, is called after her name. According to the tradition and the Shastras of the Hindus, Kalighat is revered as a place of sanctity, from time immemorial. Hindu pilgrims, daily resort to the place, from every part of India and the worship of the Kali, is performed with solemnity from the profits of the lands, dedicated to her and the offerings paid at her shrine, by the pilgrims. The management of this worship and of the funds dedicated to this purpose, being in the hands of the Haldars of Kalighat, most of the lands have been found in their occupation—there being no suspicion as to the fact, of the appropriation of the profits of the lands to the service of the Idol ( as it is well known to the public), evidence of witnesses to establish this, seems unnecessary. From the manner in which the Sheba of the Idol is daily performed I am of opinion, that the lands ought to be exempted from assessment with reference to the provisions of Regulation XIX of 1810 Sec. XVI. 4th. With reference to the Khaspore claim, I have made every enquiry to ascertain whether Mouzha Kalighat belongs to Punchannagram or to Purgunah Khaspore. I can trace out nothing on record, by which I can declare, that the Mouzha belongs to Punchannagram. The chittas of “12oo B. S. do not mention that Mouzha, nor shew the lands to have been measured as appertaining to Punchanna