The 300-year old Teota Zamindar Palace (তেওতা জমিদার বাড়ী) at the village Teota under Shibalaya Upazila in Manikganj District still stands with pride & dignity becoming a living testimony to the history of that time. Travelers and explorers can’t resist the temptation of having a look at the captivating old palace when they pass through the area. There is a temple just adjacent to this old palace named ‘Nava-Ratna Temple‘ (নব-রত্ন মন্দির). For the readers concern, it is to inform that there are very few ‘Nava-Ratna’ Temples in Bengal.
According to the stone inscription found in Nava-Ratna Temple inside of the Teota Palace, this palace was constructed during the years between 1702 to 1703. As per this account, the age of the building is more than 300 years. Hemshangkar Estate consists of the buildings located on the north side of the main buildings of Teota Zamindar Palace and establishments on the southern side of Zamindar Palace form Joyshangkar Estate. There is a hidden chamber called ‘black pit’ in the underground of the southern building. Four storied Nava-Ratna Temple stands in front of the south building. It is 75 feet high. There are four more temples near the south building. The Zaminder Palace in Teota is established on 7.38 acres of land. Some portions of the building have collapsed.
Features and Origins
The navaratna style of temple architecture (Sanskrit: नवरत्न, meaning “nine gems”) incorporates two main levels, each with four spired corner pavilions, and a central pavilion above, for a total of nine spires. The style arose in Bengal during the eighteenth century as an elaboration of the pancharatna (পঞ্চ রত্ন) style that had five pavilions (four at the corners and one above).
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There are many bus services start from Gabtoli and Gulistan to any places in Manikganj. Those are for example, BRTC Bus Service, Shuvojatra Bus Service, Padma Line etc. The fare is 40/-
Aricha Launch Ghat, Manikganj to pabna/kajirhat. Fare is 35/-
From Paturia to Rajbari. fare is 30/-
1. Manikganj residential boarding (Private)
208, Shahid Rafique Road, Manikganj, Bangladesh
Room and bed number:
singel- 16, Double- 10
2. Nobin Residential Boarding (Private)
Manikganj basstand, Beside Nobin cinema hall, Manikganj, Bangladesh
Room and bed number:
singel- 15, Double- 7
3. District Council Board house (Government)
Beside Shahid Miraj Tapan Stadium, Manikganj, Bangladesh
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There are restaurants nearby to check on at Aricha river ghat.Once upon a time Aricha was a busy place, but now a days there is nothing left. So may have to rely on Patuary Ghat for eating facilities.
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] => Sri Sri Anondomoyi Kalibari [post_id] => 15106 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/sri-sri-anondomoyi-kalibari/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/kalibari-temple-4-300x169.jpg [post_content] =>
Sri Sri Anondomoyi Kalibari (শ্রী শ্রী আনন্দময়ী কালীবাড়ি) temple is a Sacred place for Hindu Religious people. It’s located at Shahid Rafique Sarak of Manikganj Sadar Upazila very near to the Manikganj Bazar Bus Stop.
It is assumed that it was built near about fifty years ago and then being renovated in several times. At the time when Offroad Bangladesh team explored there, we observed the whole premise was occupied by several shops usually being showed up in traditional Bangladeshi fair.
A significant number of snack shop was selling traditional snacks. There was also a clay crafts shop which have had a colorful collections of clay made show pieces.
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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.) )
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