Gouri Moth

Type: Temple
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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.

How to go

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.

How To Reach: Narail district

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.)

Where to Stay

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
Contact: 01198052789

2. Modern Residential Hotel
Contact: 01917835028

3. Circuit house
Contact: 0481-62268

Things to do

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.

Eating Facilities

Referred to where to eat in Narail, click here

Travel Tips

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.


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