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.
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] => Maijpara Moth [post_id] => 9597 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/maijpara-moth/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Maispara-Moth-1-169x300.jpg [post_content] =>
Maijpara Moth (মাইজপারা মঠ) belongs to 300 years old long history, situated just beside the Babu Bari dighi (large pond). During the reign of Dewan Murshid Kuli Khan, this Moth was being constructed on the grave of Zamindar Tara Prashad Ray (তারা প্রসাদ রায়) . Later in Bengali year 1212, this moth was being reconstructed.
Interviewing local folks we came to know that, this 200 feet high moth's apex was being broken by three days long rain few years ago due to the lacking in care of conservation and preservation.
At the apex there were two copper pitcher being torn down lately and a rumor spread that there were some very precious treasure inside of it. Local people gathered to see. Sreenagar Thana police brought those to the police station. After cutting the pitcher with the help of oxygen Gas cutter, they found some sort of limes & brick mortars inside of it.)  => Array ( [name] => Kantaji Temple [post_id] => 4671 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/kantaji-temple/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kantaji-temple21-300x186.jpg [post_content] =>
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] => Fegnasar Moth [post_id] => 9300 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/fegnasar-moth/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/fegnasar-moth-2-300x169.jpg [post_content] =>
On Dhaka-Betka (Sirajdikhan) highway after passing Sirajdikhan and crossing the river Isamoti, a Hindu Moth is seen on the left side. This moth is called the Fegnasar Moth which is actually a Shiva Temple.
It is 150 feet in height, making it visible from the highway. There is a Shiva Linga inside the moth. Devotees pray here almost regularly. Like other Hindu Moths it has magnificent wall structure. The total place and surrounding is decorated with flower garden specially Joba(Chinese Rose). According to ritual, tulsi plant and jasmine tree is also cultivated.
Specialty of this place is, the Moth was established about 200 years ago. Obviously at that time the road structure was not likewise today. The moth is situated inside a large crop field. It is actually like an island surrounded by rice field. So that if you want to come here, you have to walf from the highway through an off-road trail inside the crop field. In rainy season, the way becomes very muddy and slippery. But you will still enjoy a lot!
Please do not refer this place to people as "Fegnasar Shiva Mandir" because there is another Shiva temple in this locality in this name. Just ask for the "Moth".) )
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