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.
The moth is Situated at Kalia Upazila. The means it is a bit far from Narail Sadar. Easiest way to reach there is to use the Mongla highway. Otherwise, anyone can reach there from the sadar by local auto-rickshaw.
Narail can be reached travelling by road from Dhaka. No direct flight and launch services are available to Narail. Therefore, taking a bus is the most preferable choice of transport to go to Narail. There are several bus services available from Dhaka to Narail. Some of them are listed below for your assistance:
1. Hanif Enterprise
Gabtoli Counter, Phone: 02-8011759
2. Eagle Paribahan
Gabtoli counter, Phone: 0449-4413673
Bus Fare: TK 350 (Approx.)
3. Saad Super Deluxe Paribahan
Gabtoli counter, 01727521414
Rate: TK 310 (Approx.)
Narail lacks high quality accommodation facilities and requires improvement in this sector. However, some of the places, you may consider staying in are listed below for your assistance.
1. Samrat Residential Hotel
2. Modern Residential Hotel
3. Circuit house
If you are a Hindu devotee then you might worship the Linga. Otherwise you see the Very Large Pan to cook food of hundred people.
Referred to where to eat in Narail, click here
It is one of the places where you will see a White Shiva Linga. To see other Marble made lingam you need to go to the Rajshahi Museum or Khulna Museum.
Ram Krishna Mission of Bijoypur will be on the left side of the road during your ride towards the BDR camp. You can pass your few minutes at that place by holding your rickshaw or motorbike.
There are several buildings exist inside the premise including a temple. Also a medium sized pond is available in front of the temple.)  => Array ( [name] => Ghoshal Bari Radha Krishna Temple [post_id] => 11789 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/ghoshal-bari-radha-krishna-temple/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/IMG_20150527_142310676_HDR1-300x169.jpg [post_content] =>
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] => Ma Bhaban Mandir [post_id] => 4641 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/ma-bhaban-mandir/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/offroadbangladeshlogo2-300x178.png [post_content] =>
Ma Bhaban Mandir is a very traditional temple located 20 km away from Sherpur Upazila. It’s small in size and has some trees planted outside.)  => Array ( [name] => Kal Bhairab Temple [post_id] => 1057 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/kal-bhairab-temple/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/800px-Kal_Bhairab_in_Brahmanbaria_Bangladesh1-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Kal Bhairab Temple is a Hindu temple which is dedicated to the God Shiva. The temple is famous for the giant Shivalinga. Shivalinga is a 28-feet tall Shiva statue. No other statue in the world is assumed to be as big as it. Hindu Lord Shiva known as Kal Bhairab is the main attraction here, but Goddess Kali is also been worshiped. The location of statue of Kali is on the right side of the Kal Bhairab and the statue of the Goddess Saraswati on the left. The temple is a major pilgrimage place for Shaivites in Bangladesh.
The temple dates back to the 19th century. It is said that approximately 200 years ago a sculptor named Durgacharan Acharjee saw a dream which motivated and influenced him to make preparations to build the statue from soil. Noor Muhammad, the famous landlord of Sarail donated the land to build this temple.
Before the Brahmanbaria city was established, Medda was the market located beside the famous Titas river. This market is almost 300 years old. Durgacharan first built this statue by the bank of the river with soil. Regular prayers were held by the local fans until 1971.
During the Bangladesh Liberation War the Pakistani soldiers damaged and looted a lot of Hindu temples in Bangladesh. This temple was one of the damaged temples. The soldiers damaged the parts of this statue using dynamite. Later the statue was made again. It took four years to build this statue again but it reached the height of 24 feet. The current statue is made of stone.
Both regular and annual prayers are held here. People from different regions come to visit this temple. This place is also referred as one of the tourist attractions of the Brahmanbaria district. There are management committees to look after the temple. The giant statue of the Shiva is mostly locked for maintenance issues. The Government of Bangladesh looks after the charges for maintenance.) )
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