Last modified: 2022-04-09 by ian macdonald
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An impartible estate, it originally was comprised of the present districts of
Sonbhadra and part of Mirzapur district. It was divided into two parganas of
Agori, which was 18,477 km2 and Barhar, which was 11,290 km2 in area, thus
making it the largest estate in area in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
Raja Paramardideva of Mahoba, ancestor of the family and contempory of Raja
Prithviraj III of Delhi, who attacked Mahoba as the Raja was the ally of Raja
Jaichand of Kannauj, and occupied it for a time. Raja Paramardi Deva fled for
his life with his friends and family, and though Mahoba was re-occupied by the
Raja with the help of Jaichand of Kannauj, the glory of the capital never
returned. During this time one of the sons of Raja Paramardi Deva, called
Ashajit, fled eastwards in the turmoil that followed. His sons or grand sons
called Barimal and Bharimal, captured Agori from the Kaharwar Raja and made them
selves the independent rulers of Agori and Barhar. The elder brother Barimal
took the kingdom of Agori and Barhar, and the younger brother Bharimal became
the independent ruler of Bardi. Within this zamindari, sixteen taluqas have been
assigned for the maintenance of the Babus (collateral agnates).
Valentin Poposki, 13 March 2022
image located by Vanja Poposki, 13 March 2022
Source not specified.