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.
Gouri Moth (a sacred place dedicated to the culture of Krishna lifestyle) was established in 1943 in Barodia, Kalia, Narail. After a couple of renovations, it is still there to welcome the devotees of Lord Srikrishno. There are some other Gourio moths in entire Bangladesh too. The most prominent one is in Dhaka at Narinda/Wari area.
In 1943, Turyaswami established the original temple after which he put the idol of Radha-Krishno in it. In 1971, during the liberation war of Bangladesh, Pakistani Army destroyed almost everywhere temple in Bangladesh but luckily the Narail area was a base of Bangladeshi Freedom Fighters so that they did not manage to destroy the temple. However, the temple needed renovation, so another Guru (religious preacher) Santo Goswami made a reconstruction of the temple complex.
25 years ago, from Rajstan (India), a White Shiv Lingam has bought in here. Now it is a Shiv Temple too and people come to worship the lingam. It is made of White Marble which is only one of the tenth of its entire criterion in Bangladesh. To see another marble made white Shiv lingam, you need to visit the Rajshahi Barenda Museum or Khulna Divisional Museum.
Few years back, idol of new Radha-Krishno was brought into this temple as well. So, now the temple looks almost as a new structure but many people did not know that it is a historical place and also a heritage sight of Bangladesh especially for the hindu religious people. It is basically a Krishna Temple that means they worship Krishna mainly. In every year during the eve of Krishna's Birthday (Jonmastomi) they arrange a three days program to celebrate it. About 1000 local Hindu people attends the dinner (bhog/prosad) and they sings the holy krishna songs for the entire night.)  => Array ( [name] => Sri-Sri Madan Mahan Ziub Kali Mandir [post_id] => 7074 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/sri-sri-madan-mahan-ziub-kali-mandir/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DSC087541-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Sri-Sri Madan Mahan Ziub Kali Mandir (শ্রী-শ্রী মদন মোহন জিউব কালী মন্দির) is situated at Gobindaganj Upazila under the district of Gaibandha. It is approximately half kilometer away from Raja Biratnagar. A banyan tree and pond is situated just in front of the Mandir Complex. Everyday many tourist from different places come to visit here. Specially, in the month of Boishakh a fair is celebrated here.)  => Array ( [name] => Sree Sree Jagannath Jiu Temple [post_id] => 22957 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/sree-sree-jagannath-jiu-temple/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Jagannath-300x239.jpg [post_content] => Jagannathpur Upazila of Sunamganj was named after the Sree Sree Jagannath Jiu Temple situated at Jagannatpur Bazar. Local people says that it is an old temple. Some people claim it a 150 years old and some other claim, a 300 years old. However, Hindu God Jagannath is one of the most influential among the other gods. So, it's the most common to see a Jagannath Jiu Temple in almost every hindu locality in Bangladesh. )  => Array ( [name] => Jora Shiv Mandir [post_id] => 16208 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/jora-shiv-mandir/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Jora-Shiv-Mandir7-225x300.jpg [post_content] =>
Jora Shiv Mandir is located at the Sukulpotti area of Natore Sadar. It is assumed that this Shiv Temple was established by the adopted daughter of High Queen Rani Bhabani. In Sangskrit language, Shiv means happy/benevolent/kind/eminent. Also, as for a person’s name, it is meant as auspicious/ propitous. This temple is also known as Sree Sree Mohakali and Jora Shiv Mandir.
In the Bangla month of Falgun, the 14th lunar day’s night of dark fortnight is considered as the Shiv-night which is very auspicious for Hindu women. This temple holds the architectural beauty and history of many many years.The outer scenario and design can easily depict the expert artistical work and the inclination of hte then architects. every year, Hindu community celebrate very gorgeous Durga Puja in this temple.) )
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