Kal Bhairab Temple

Type: Temple
Contributed By: Nayeem


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.

How to go

You can reach Brahmanbaria district both by bus and train. After reaching in there, you have to take a rickshaw or CNG auto rickshaw to travel to this place in Medda.

How To Reach: Brahmanbaria District

Brahmanbaria is a district under Chittagong division, located at the east central part of Bangladesh. The north of Brahmanbaria is bounded by Kishoreganj District and Habiganj District. On the south of Brahhmanbaria, resides the Comilla district. The district is confined by Habiganj District and the Tripura state of India on the east. On the west side, the district is bounded by the famous Meghna River, district of Kishoreganj, Narsingdi and Narayangonj.

Dhaka and Bahamanbaria is also linked by road. You can take a bus from Komlapur Bus Stand of Dhaka to get to the Brahmanbaria district. Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance.

1. Shohag Paribahan
Contact: 04476000561

2. Tisha Paribahan
Contact: 01915-728745

3. Titash Paribahan
Contact: 01675-389776

Where to Stay

Some places of may consider staying in Brahmanbaria have been listed below for your assistance:

1. Nasirnagar Dak Bungalow
Address: Dak Bungalow Ghat, Nasirnagar, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 01743930663

2. Zilla Parishad Dak Bungalow
Address: Upazilla Parishad chattar, Shorail, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 0178178394

3. Hotel Ujanvati and Resort
Address: Ashuganj Sonarampur, near the ashuganj Police Station
Contact: 01711561158

4. Hotel Chandrima
Address: Station road, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 01720655842

5. Hotel Unichiya
Address: Station Road, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 01712529983

6. Hotel Rahman
Address: South Kali Bari Junction, Ghorkon road, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 01670-906113

Eating Facilities

If you are hungry you may search for nearby local restaurants. You may also carry your own food. Referred to where to eat in Brahmanbaria, click here


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