Like that Vanga, Kalinga territories shall be searched along with Kaushika territories available on their fringes, then cast about the Dandaka forest all over its mountains, rivers, and its caves, then River Godavari that courses through Dandaka forest, and then the provinces of Andhra, Pundra, Chola, Paandya, Kerala are to be searched thoroughly.
‘ A thalassocracy and an entrepôt of the historic Silk Road, Ancient Bengal established colonies on Indian Ocean islands and in Southeast( Naval Power) Asia
As Raghu is the ancestor of Rama and ancient Tamil site Poompuhar which talks about Mahabharta , Krishna and Vangas and Kalingas, it stands to reason that Bengal, which includes the present Bangladesh is at least 25,000 years old, predate Rama and the people were a part of Dravidas.
Now I wonder about the Bengalis and Tamils.
I have noticed some similarities.
Both are, in general,dark skinned, dusky.
Both consume Rice.
Rice is consumed in South India, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in large quantities when compared to other states of India, especially North India.
As a matter of fact, These Southern states along with Odisha and Bengal consume more of Rice.
These states form an arc on the eastern seaboard of India.
And like the Tamils, Bengalis are attached to their Language Bengali and like Tamils are highly emotional
Two Shiva Temples and one dedicated to Lord Jagannath is in Puthia, Bangladesh.
Puthia Temple Complex consists of a cluster of notable old Hindu temples in Puthia Upazila, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. Located 23 km to the east of Rajshahi city, it has the largest number of historic temples in Bangladesh.
There is a twin Temple of Shiva in Bangladesh in Jessore suburb.
Incidentally this was the first city to be liberated during Pakistan Bangladesh conflict when Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan,as East Pakistan