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.
Kantaji Temple, also known as the Kantanagar Temple, is located in the graceful heart of gorgeous countryside of Dinajpur. This is a stunning block of religious artwork, and is surely one of the most impressive Hindu monuments in Bangladesh.
Built in 1704-1752 A.D. by Pran Nath, a renowned maharaja from Dinajpur, and his adopted son Ram Nath, it is the country’s finest example of brick and terracotta style. Its most remarkable feature, typical of late Mughal-era temples, is its superb surface decoration, with infinite panels of sculpted terracotta plaques. This 15-sq-meter, three-story edifice was originally crowned with nine ornamental two-story towers, which collapsed during the great earthquake of 1897 and were never replaced. The temple is built on a high platform. This is a Nava-ratna temple. The roof of the ground floor and first floor each contains four sikharas or ratnas at their corners while the roof of second floor in its middle contains the ruins of the central sikhara.
The entire outer surface of the temple is exquisitely established with terracotta plaques which depict flora and fauna, geometric motifs, mythological scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and the contemporary social scenes and favorite pastime. The idol of Kantaji is kept in the garvagriha of the temple in its ground floor. The department of Archaeology has been performing the necessary conservation and restoration works of Kantaji Temple since it was declared a protected monument by the Government in 1960. This is a UNESCO world heritage site.)  => Array ( [name] => Sri Sri Anondomoyi Kalibari [post_id] => 15106 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/sri-sri-anondomoyi-kalibari/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/kalibari-temple-4-300x169.jpg [post_content] =>
Sri Sri Anondomoyi Kalibari (শ্রী শ্রী আনন্দময়ী কালীবাড়ি) temple is a Sacred place for Hindu Religious people. It’s located at Shahid Rafique Sarak of Manikganj Sadar Upazila very near to the Manikganj Bazar Bus Stop.
It is assumed that it was built near about fifty years ago and then being renovated in several times. At the time when Offroad Bangladesh team explored there, we observed the whole premise was occupied by several shops usually being showed up in traditional Bangladeshi fair.
A significant number of snack shop was selling traditional snacks. There was also a clay crafts shop which have had a colorful collections of clay made show pieces.
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Ghoshal Bari Radha Krishna Temple, About 100 years old (now rebuilt) Radha-Krisna temple with its outstanding view standing at Atpara village. The temple is situated at Atpara under Vajrayoguni Union Parisad of Munshiganj district by the road side leading to Tangibari at a distance of 7.2 km from Munshiganj town. Adjacent to this temple there are two more temples which appear to have been erected recently. It is a ‘Pancha ratna’ temple resting on a square sanctum. Its south-east corner ratna along with large portion of the body is missing. The four turrets are set on the roof top corners while the large fifth central sikhara rises above them the wall of the temple is 63 cm thick. The temple has sharply curved cornices and an arched entrance on the south but its lower portion is in a dilapidated condition. The char Chala central ratna rests upon its rectangular base which has an arched entrance and panel decoration. The south and other sides are relieved with imitation doorway design and paneled bands. The central tapering tower rises above and terminates in an iron shike. The four miniature corner turrets are similar to the central one and have four openings each.This variety is the most popular type of temples that flourished in Bengal in the 19th century A.D.)  => Array ( [name] => Jagannath Dev Mandir [post_id] => 1380 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/jagannath-dev-mandir/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Jogonnath-Temple-comilla-1-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Jagannath Dev Mandir is one of the ancient temples in Comilla district. King of Tripura built it. It was named 'Moharaja Radha Kishor Manikuo Bahadur' during the 16th century. The gods Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra were worshiped here. Initially, the statue of gods were at Tripura temple but later it was been shifted here. Wikipedia mentioned this as Saptratna Mandir, where as the travel book writer Mustafiz Mamun has introduced this as Sotero Rotno Mandir (সতের রত্নের মন্দির). There might be a state of confusion regarding the name, but this temple is unique considering the other temples from Bangladesh.
The deities of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra were originally installed in a temple in Tripura from where they were subsequently shifted to this temple. The terracotta brick work of the temple is in the typical Bengal style of temple architecture. Jagannath Temple is one of the oldest temples of Comilla district. It is located two km East from Comilla town, on East Bibirbazar Road, Comilla. (5km east from Comilla dist.)
This four storied, conical shaped temple is a brick built structure, constructed on a concrete octagonal base-stone. This is the only octagonal based and shaped temple of Bangladesh, and one of its type. External wall of every floor looks like octagons and were ascended like inverted Cone. It is a single spire Temple. I believe there were so many artistic terracotta all over this Mandir , from Top to bottom. I find some of the traditional Bengal design on the outside wall of third floor- a terracotta of flower, leaves and petals. Department of Archaeology renovated outside portions of Ground and first floor. Terracotta of these two floors was ruined.
There is a rumor about this ordinary looking spiritual place. Some believes there are two more floors underground, which is filled by sedimentation from Gumti River over the years. I feel this is a weak and bogus point.
This 16th Century edifice is almost 60 feet tall. There is a tank to the West of Temple premises. That Tank could be as old as the temple. The tank is also sketched in 1863 drawing [a British Library Collecton].) )
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