Joy Kalibari Temple, one of the oldest temples in Natore, is located in Natore Sadar Upazila at Lalbazar area. This temple is approximately 300 years old, was built around the beginning of 18th century by Dayaram (দয়ারাম) Roy (1680-1760), the great and influential Dewan of Queen Bhabani (1716-1795) of Natore and the establisher of Dighapatia Royal Family. This temple has 2 buildings. Alongside the main building, in the right, there is a Shiv Mandir. Every weekend, people from all over the district come to this historical and beautiful temple to worship and pay their respects. There are various religious occasions like Durga Puja, Kali Puja etc. which are being celebrated here every year with much pomp and splendor.
After reaching Natore Sadar, you may take a rickshaw to reach Lalbazar to visit this old temple.
1. Shamoli Paribahan:
12, South Kollyanpur, Mirpur Road, Dhaka.
Tel: 02-900331, 02-8034275.
2. Hanif Enterprise:
Dhaka Offices: Panthopath: 0173-402670,
Arambagh: 01713-402671, Sayadabad: 01713-402673
3. Green Line Paribahan:
Kallyanpur Branch: 3/2, South Kallyanpur, Dhaka.
4. Modern Enterprise (AC Chair Coach)
>>Head Office: Lake Circus, Panthapath, Kalabagan, Dhaka.
Phone: 9123743, 327293
>>Branch Office: Gabtoli Booking Office, Intercity Bus Terminal,
(Counter No. 19), Mirpur, Dhaka. Phone: 806099
Padma Express (Train No 759), Off day-Tuesday, from Dhaka to Rajshahi, Start at 23:10-4:50
Accommodation facilities in Natore are as follows:
1. Hotel VIP
Address: Borohorishpur, Natore
Direction: 1 km West of Central Bus Terminal and East of Madrasha more.
Phone: 0771-66097, +880 1718 673735
2. Hotel Millat
Address: Madrasha More, Natore Sadar, Natore
3. Hotel Prince
Address: Railway Station Bazar, Natore Sadar, Natore
4. Hotel Raj
Address: Madrasha More, Natore Sadar, Natore
5. Hotel Rukhsana
Address: Kanaikhali, Old bus stand, Natore Sadar, Natore
6. Natore Boarding
Address: Nichabazar, Hospital Road, Natore Sadar, Natore.
7. Natore Sugar Mills Guest House
Address: Natore Sugar Mills area, Natore Sadar, Natore
You can taste the Kachagolla (a famous sweet) of Natore from “Joy Kali Mistanno Vandar” nearby. For places to eat at Natore Sadar, click here
Sri-Sri Madan Mahan Ziub Kali Mandir (শ্রী-শ্রী মদন মোহন জিউব কালী মন্দির) is situated at Gobindaganj Upazila under the district of Gaibandha. It is approximately half kilometer away from Raja Biratnagar. A banyan tree and pond is situated just in front of the Mandir Complex. Everyday many tourist from different places come to visit here. Specially, in the month of Boishakh a fair is celebrated here.)  => Array ( [name] => Tongir Tek Mandir Vita [post_id] => 5895 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/tongir-tek-mandir-vita-%e0%a6%9f%e0%a6%99%e0%a7%8d%e0%a6%97%e0%a7%80%e0%a6%b0-%e0%a6%9f%e0%a7%87%e0%a6%95-%e0%a6%ae%e0%a6%a8%e0%a7%8d%e0%a6%a6%e0%a6%bf%e0%a6%b0-%e0%a6%ad%e0%a6%bf%e0%a6%9f%e0%a6%be/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DSC_00751-300x199.jpg [post_content] =>
A Buddhist temple has been discovered in the territory of 2500 years old fort city named Wari-Bateshwar,Narsingdi. It has been located 14 kilometer away from the mother site of Wari-Bateshwar. It has been discovered at the village of Tongir tek, Shibpur upazila, Narsingdi. After discovering, the team of Archaeologist from Jahangirnagar University named it as ‘Tongir tek Mandir Vita’. Researcher conducting excavation there, assuming that it might be 1500 years old ancient Buddhist temple. With the discovery of this feature, it has been evaluating as a milestone in Buddha religion.
Along with the extended excavation, Researcher also collecting the seeds and pollens from this site. This collection will help a broad-spectrum research to reveal the environment, life style and eventually food habits of ancient people.
Researcher came to knew about the temple in the year of 2011, and they started excavating the site in 2012 where they found a parent room (গর্ভগৃহ) of the temple. Currently, researchers said that they have completed one-fourth of the excavation. Along with parent room of this temple there are Mandap & a Corridor interconnected which is a great sign of a complete ‘Buddhist Temple’.
There is a copperplate named ‘ASHRAFPUR COPPERPLATE’ also discovered from the same Upazila, previously. Where it was mentioned that there were four ‘Buddhist Bihar or Biharika’ in that region. Now, Archaeologist trying to discover those by excavating this temple. Generally, Buddhist Bihar is a part of the Temple & located very near to the worshipping house. May be someday, Archaeologist will discover the Bihar along with this Temple which will bring a new dimension in Buddha religion of Bangladesh.)  => 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] => 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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