In 1900, Kushtia belonged to Jessor District and ruled by Maharaja Pramath Vushan Debroy. He donated a land on where local business people built the Gopinath Jiu Temple. The Rath-yatra and Mela (fair) started to occur from 1905 in memory of the beloved wife of Maharaja Devroy. 7 years after that, a local rich businessman named Makhan Roy funded to made a large Rath (Replica of Mythical vehicle) made out of Brass. At that time, this was the only and largest Metal made Rath among the whole Indian subcontinent. The Rath is still placed inside the Temple and many people come here to visit the historical Rath. In 2015, a renovation work of the temple began.
From Kushtia Mojompur Bus Stand, you need to go to the NS Road by an auto-rickshaw. It costs only 5 taka. The Temple is situated on NS Road.
You can travel to Kushtia from Dhaka by bus. Some of the bus services have been listed below for your assistance:
1. SB Super Deluxe
Gabtoli Counter, Phone: 02-9000627
Fare: TK 600 (AC), TK 450 (Non AC)
2. Shyamoli Paribahan
Gabtoli counter, Phone: 01711-987 028
There are some hotels in the district where you may consider staying in. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance:
1. Azmiree hotel
2. Desha Guest house
3. Hotel Al-Amin
4. Hotel Gold Star
5. Hotel River view
Put off your shoes when you get enter into any Hindu Religious Place.
NS Road is the place where all the standard hotel and restaurants are situated in Kushtia city. You will see a lot of restaurants because it is the market area.
Temple of Joya Ram is located in Jowari (জোয়ারী) villege. Promothonath Bishi, The prominent literary of the then Indian Sub-continent, was born in this village. This temple is just beside the House of Jowari Bishi. This temple was built with this house at the same time. So, the both was considered to be the oldest buildings in that area, built around 150 years ago as the local said.
Now a days, this temple almost became a ruin. Trees and bushes are everywhere surrounding the temple. Although recently, the local people cleared the whole mess and started functioning the temple. This temple is known as Shiv Temple, for the worshipping of Lord Shiva. There is a Mandir recently the local villagers made for performing their rituals, both often and by occasion.)  => Array ( [name] => Fegnasar Shiva Temple [post_id] => 9298 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/fegnasar-shiva-temple/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Fegnasar-shib-1-169x300.jpg [post_content] =>
Fegnasar Shiva Temple (ফেগুনসার শিব মন্দির) was built in the reign (1159-1185 AD) of great King Bollal Shena. Another conception said, it might be built between 1725-1758 AD during the reign of King Raj Bollov. In course of time, it was on the way to destruction. Then, Moharaja Raj Bollov took some initiative to reconstruct that. It can not be assured who particularly built that temple. King Ballav was a great devotee of Shiva.
This temple is in rectangular shape at base,measuring 15 feet length,10 feet width and about 25 feet high from the ground. Very common constructing material like bricks, cement and limes being used to build that temple. At the last day of full moon night in every Bengali month of Falgun, there is a large festival of worshiping being held here.
There are so many stories being populated among common people about the builder of that Temple. Inside the temple, there is a large "Shiva Lingha" (শিব লিঙ্গ) (Phallus) placed. According to the local people, this is the largest phallus brought from South India (not true at all,because largest one is located at Faridpur District). Just about 100 meter away, there is a branch of Dhaleswari river flowing.
This place is sometimes locally mentioned as Raypura Mondir)  => Array ( [name] => Chondi Mura Mandir or Lalmai Mandir [post_id] => 5160 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/chondi-mura-mandir-or-lalmai-mandir/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/chondi-mura-mondir-comilla-21-225x300.jpg [post_content] =>
Chondi Mura Mandir or Lalmai Mandir is a small temple. This Temple is at the southern end of the Lalmai Hill. That's why mostly the devoted people use to go here. Very few tourists like us use to go there. This temple is located at the top of a hillock and you have to climb there using the stairs. It’s tiresome to reach at the top.
Most of the tourist spots are somewhere around the other side of Shalbon Bihar of Comilla. You'll have the whole stairs is covered with evergreen trees. And at any stages, you can have a break by supporting your body on the railing of the stairs. You can see a long distance from there as you have already climbed a few. The temple premise is mainly having two temples. Each of those are having two small compartments are joined together (considered as single one). Left side temple is the Shiv Mandir and the right side temple is Chondi Mandir.)  => Array ( [name] => Tarekeshwar Shiv Mandir [post_id] => 16180 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/tarekeshwar-shiv-mandir-2/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Tarekeshwar-Shiv-Mandir3-225x300.jpg [post_content] =>
Tarekeshwar Shiv Mandir is located in Natore Rajbari, near to small palace building (ছোট তরফ). This temple is as popularly known as Tarekeshwar Shiv Mandir, but the established name is Sree Sree Baba Tarekeshwar Shiv Mandir. Although this temple was established by Tara Sundari, daughter of Ordhorongeshwari Moharani Bhabani (অরধরঙ্গেশ্বরী মহারানী ভবানী); This old temple represents the ancient Indian architecture of the then King Shivnath Roy, the second son of the Great King Ram Krishno. Everyday many people come here to observe this ancient architecture. Also, people of Hindu religion come here to vow and worship to their god, Lord Shiva and offer deity.
Not only the Shiv Temple, there is also a structure of Snake with five heads named Ponchonag, statue of Lord Hanuman, and statue of Lord Shiv and Sree Krishna. People also worship before these structures to fulfill their desire. There is pond named Tarekeshwari just beside the temple, named after the temple.) )
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