Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple is a very popular Hindu temple in Bangladesh, dedicated to the goddess Kali. The name “Jeshoreshwari” means “Goddess of Jessore”. According to belief, it is said that people consider Jesoreshwari as one of 51 Peeths of Sati. It is where the various parts of Sati’s body are said to have fallen, in the course of Shiva’s Rudra Tandava. It is said by many that General of Maharaja Pratapaditya discovered a meditative ray of light which came from the bushes, and came upon a piece of stone carved in the form of a human palm.
Later, Pratapaditya started worshiping Kali and built the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple. “Goddess of Jessore”, was named after Jessore. It is believed to have created by Anari who was a Brahman. A 100-door temple was created by him for the Jeshoreshwari Peeth. But the time is unknown. It was later modified by Laxman Sen and Pratapaditya in their time.
The temple is located in Ishwaripur, a village in Shyamnagar upazilla of Satkhira. The temple is visited by pilgrims from all over, irrespective of sectarian differences. Worship is done by the priest every Saturday and Tuesday at noon time. But before 1971, there was daily routine of worship. Every year on the day of Kali puja, the present Caretakers of the temple conduct a ceremony. There is also a Mela taking place around the temple compound.
After reaching Satkhira you may use bus or CNG auto rickshaw to reach there.
The only route to go to Satkhira from Dhaka is by road. You can take a bus to go to Satkhira, crossing river by ferry. Some of the bus services available are listed below for your assistance:
1. Eagle Paribahan
Gabtoli Counter, Phone-8017698, 8017320
2. Hanif Enterprise
Gabtoli Counter, Phone-8011759
3. AK Travels
Gabtoli, Contact: 02-8032916, 01191-620621
Tk. 550 (Non-AC)
Tk. 1000 (AC)
There are not many hotels in Satkhira and the few available places may not meet your standards. Accommodation facilities in Satkhira still need to improve. Our pick among the hotels in Satkhira is:
1. Mozaffar Garden & Resort, Satkhira
Phone: 01712104439, +8801719769009, +8801191812257
2. Borsha Resort
Manager: AKM Anisur Rahman
Address: Kolabari, 9 no. Burigoalini, Shamnagar, Satkhira.
3. Vai Vai Hotel
Manager/Owner: Babu Ram Mojumdar
Address: Ashasuni, Khajra Bazar.
4. Halima Hotel
Manager/Owner: Ms. Halima Begum
Address: Ashasuni, Khajra Bazar.
5. Sundarban Hotel
Manager/Owner: Mr. Dr. Shahjahan
Address: Nokipur Bus Stand, Shamnagar, Satkhira
There are no eating facilities in the temple. You have to search for restaurants or fast food shops nearby.
Varatkhali Kastho Mandir (ভরতখালী কাষ্ঠ মন্দির) is one of the most common Tirthasthan of Hindu community. It was built around two hundred years ago by Ramonikanto Ray Zamindar (রমনীকান্ত রায় জমিদার). There is a folktale that a pieces of timber had been found in Ghagot (ঘাঘট) river. Someone had collected the timber and when he hit it with an axe, the timber was bleeding out. That night, Zamindar Ramonikanto had dreamed someone saying, "I have come to your ghat, worship me with Eligible reception" (আমি তোর ঘাটে এসেছি,আমাকে যোগ্য সমাদর করে পূজা কর).
By the next day, the Zamindar ordered a craftsman(কারিগর) to make the timber into a sculpture as a Mandir. At the bottom of the sclupture, a Banian tree had been created. That is why it is called Kastho Mandir. Every year in the month of Boishakh, a beautiful crowded fair is held here.)  => Array ( [name] => Autshahi Moth [post_id] => 9406 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/autshahi-moth/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/IMG_20150527_114118396_HDR1-300x169.jpg [post_content] =>
Autshahi Moth (আউটশাহী মঠ) is a spiritually very prominent Hindu Religious structure among the local community. Local Hindu people has a strong belief and they always practice some rituals centering two temple, built at the base of Moth. Two temples containing distinguished deities. One is occupied by Devi Durga and another one is a fusion between Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati.
It is About 300 Years Old an island stylistic Moth,Beside Autshahi Radha Nath High School at Chander Bazar, Autshahee, Tongibari, Munshiganj. If someone wants to reach there at the temple, then there is no other options except the subway of wooden bridge which connects this feature with the highway.
In the early 18th century Bijoyram Kor built this temple covering his mother's tomb. Struck by different natural calamities, this temple lost its surrounding parts, even it gets curve leaving shape on its exterior.) )
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