Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple

Type: Temple
Contributed By: Nayeem


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.

How to go

After reaching Satkhira you may use bus or CNG auto rickshaw to reach there.

How To Reach: Satkhira District

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)

Where to Stay

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.
Phone: 01715251963

3. Vai Vai Hotel
Manager/Owner: Babu Ram Mojumdar
Address: Ashasuni, Khajra Bazar.
Phone: 01913424633

4. Halima Hotel
Manager/Owner: Ms. Halima Begum
Address: Ashasuni, Khajra Bazar.
Phone: 01790227919

5. Sundarban Hotel
Manager/Owner: Mr. Dr. Shahjahan
Address: Nokipur Bus Stand, Shamnagar, Satkhira
Phone: 01710126624

Things to do

  1.  You can see the architectural beauty of this temple.
  2. Click pictures of this temple.

Eating Facilities

There are no eating facilities in the temple. You have to search for restaurants or fast food shops nearby.


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