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.
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.
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
2. Tisha Paribahan
3. Titash Paribahan
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
2. Zilla Parishad Dak Bungalow
Address: Upazilla Parishad chattar, Shorail, Brahmanbaria
3. Hotel Ujanvati and Resort
Address: Ashuganj Sonarampur, near the ashuganj Police Station
4. Hotel Chandrima
Address: Station road, Brahmanbaria
5. Hotel Unichiya
Address: Station Road, Brahmanbaria
6. Hotel Rahman
Address: South Kali Bari Junction, Ghorkon road, Brahmanbaria
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
Temple of Motto or Motter Moth (মত্তের মঠ) is located at the village Motto (মত্ত) of Manikganj Sadar Upazila. It is situated at the eastern side of Manikganj (মানিকগঞ্জ) town.
This Moth is about 50-60 feet tall, looks like a Shiva temple. Currently this Moth is abandoned, located beside a pond. A new temple is built near the old one. It is not sure who built that moth or its actual time period.
People says that a prominent Zamindar Ram Krishna Sen (জমিদার রামকৃষ্ণ সেন) lived at Motto Village. Possibly he could built this temple. From the close observation, it is assumed that this Moth could be around 100 years of old, or may be less.)  => Array ( [name] => Maijpara Moth [post_id] => 9597 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/maijpara-moth/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Maispara-Moth-1-169x300.jpg [post_content] =>
Maijpara Moth (মাইজপারা মঠ) belongs to 300 years old long history, situated just beside the Babu Bari dighi (large pond). During the reign of Dewan Murshid Kuli Khan, this Moth was being constructed on the grave of Zamindar Tara Prashad Ray (তারা প্রসাদ রায়) . Later in Bengali year 1212, this moth was being reconstructed.
Interviewing local folks we came to know that, this 200 feet high moth's apex was being broken by three days long rain few years ago due to the lacking in care of conservation and preservation.
At the apex there were two copper pitcher being torn down lately and a rumor spread that there were some very precious treasure inside of it. Local people gathered to see. Sreenagar Thana police brought those to the police station. After cutting the pitcher with the help of oxygen Gas cutter, they found some sort of limes & brick mortars inside of it.)  => Array ( [name] => Jora Shiv Mandir [post_id] => 16208 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/jora-shiv-mandir/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Jora-Shiv-Mandir7-225x300.jpg [post_content] =>
Jora Shiv Mandir is located at the Sukulpotti area of Natore Sadar. It is assumed that this Shiv Temple was established by the adopted daughter of High Queen Rani Bhabani. In Sangskrit language, Shiv means happy/benevolent/kind/eminent. Also, as for a person’s name, it is meant as auspicious/ propitous. This temple is also known as Sree Sree Mohakali and Jora Shiv Mandir.
In the Bangla month of Falgun, the 14th lunar day’s night of dark fortnight is considered as the Shiv-night which is very auspicious for Hindu women. This temple holds the architectural beauty and history of many many years.The outer scenario and design can easily depict the expert artistical work and the inclination of hte then architects. every year, Hindu community celebrate very gorgeous Durga Puja in this temple.)  => 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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