Jagannathpur Upazila of Sunamganj was named after the Sree Sree Jagannath Jiu Temple situated at Jagannatpur Bazar.
Local people says that it is an old temple. Some people claim it a 150 years old and some other claim, a 300 years old. However, Hindu God Jagannath is one of the most influential among the other gods. So, it’s the most common to see a Jagannath Jiu Temple in almost every hindu locality in Bangladesh.
From Sunamganj sadar, there are available auto rickshaws and CNGs to visit Jagannathpur in every half an hour. The temple is situated at the main bazar.
You can reach Sunamganj only by road. There is no direct rail, air or water transportation system available.
1. Hanif Enterprise:
Arambagh Counter: 01713-402671
Sayedabad Counter: 01713-402673
2. Shyamoli Paribahan:
Arambagh Counter, Dhaka. Phone-7102291, 0193626023
Sayedabad Counter, Dhaka. Phone-0171-8075541, 7511019, 7550071
3. Mamun Enterprise:
First tip – 7:30am, last tip – 12:30am (bus in every 1 hour)
Sayadabad -01718438732, Jonopath mor-0191777061, Fakirapul- 0191287467
You can also try to go there by train or air. You need to reach Sylhet first & afterwards you can ride on a local bus towards Sunamganj. It will take one hour from Sylhet. To know more about how to reach Sylhet, please visit our Sylhet district page.
There are a number of hotels in the Sunamganj town. You can find hotels according to your budget over here. Few names are given below for your convenience:
1. Hotel Nader Riaz
Address: Thana Road, Derai.
2. Zila Parshad Dak Bungalow
Manager: Upazila Executive Officer
Address: Sadar Upazila, Derai
3. Surmavally Residential Resort
Address: Sunamganj Sadar
Contact: Nazir Hussain
4. Hotel Ali Brothers
Manager/Owner: Hazi Muhammad Ambor Ali
Address: Derai college road, Derai
It is a bazar area. Local restaurants are available.
Pailgaon Zamindar Bari is near from this place. You may visit this old place.
Temple of Joya Ram is located in Jowari (জোয়ারী) villege. Promothonath Bishi, The prominent literary of the then Indian Sub-continent, was born in this village. This temple is just beside the House of Jowari Bishi. This temple was built with this house at the same time. So, the both was considered to be the oldest buildings in that area, built around 150 years ago as the local said.
Now a days, this temple almost became a ruin. Trees and bushes are everywhere surrounding the temple. Although recently, the local people cleared the whole mess and started functioning the temple. This temple is known as Shiv Temple, for the worshipping of Lord Shiva. There is a Mandir recently the local villagers made for performing their rituals, both often and by occasion.)  => Array ( [name] => Sri Sri Madhab Gaurio Moth [post_id] => 10239 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/sri-sri-madhab-gaurio-moth/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/P_20150610_175253_LL1-300x169.jpg [post_content] =>
Sri Sri Madhab Gaurio Moth was established in the year 1921, by a Hindu Saint named Sri Shil Vaktishiddhanto Saraswati Goswami Thakur Pravupaad (শ্রী শীল ভক্তিসিদ্ধান্ত সরস্বতী গোস্বামী ঠাকুর প্রভুপাদ). This Madhab Gaurio Moth has now turned into the facility of a charitable dispensary where Hindu patients are treated well. It is the place where Hindu Religious people used to pray for their well being and simultaneously it's a place for charitable treatment where patients has been prescribed at every Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Last Thursday of every month a camping is being launched by the authority to prescribe the people having problems with their eyes.)  => Array ( [name] => Dhakeshwari National Temple [post_id] => 1455 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/dhakeshwari-national-temple/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Dhakeshwari-National-Temple-3-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Dhakeshwari National Temple is a Hindu temple in Dhaka city. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh's 'National Temple'. The name "Dhakeshwari" means "Goddess of Dhaka". Since the destruction of Ramna Kali Mandir in 1971 by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Dhakeshwari Temple has assumed status as the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh.
The Dhakeshwari temple was built in the 12th century by Ballal Sen, a king of the Sena dynasty, and many say the city was named after this temple. The current architectural style of the temple cannot be dated to that period because of the numerous repairs, renovations and rebuilding which have taken place over time. It is considered an essential part of Dhaka's cultural heritage. Many researchers said that the temple is also one of the Shakti Peethas, where the jewel from the crown of the Goddess Satihad fallen. Although there is not enough historical context to establish this as a fact, researchers were directed to this site while trying to locate the particular Shakti Peetha. Since ages, the temple has been held in great importance. The original 800-year old statue was taken to Kumartuli, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. There remains the replica of original idol in Dhaka. The temple was further damaged during the Muslim mob attacks of 1989–90.
It is widely believed that the Queen, wife of King Bijoy Sen, went to Langolbond for bathing. While coming back, she gave birth to a son, known to historians as Ballal Sen. After ascending to the throne, Ballal Sen built this temple to glorify his birthplace. Legends say that Ballal Sen once dreamt of the deity covered under the jungle. Ballal Sen uncovered the deity from there and built a temple, named for Dhakeswari. Whatever the legends describe, Hindu religious consider Dhakeswari to be the presiding deity of Dhaka, which is an incarnation or form of Goddess Durga the Adi Shakti . The idol of Durga is called Dhakeswari.
Within the premises of the Dhakeswari there are temples of two types of architecture. The ancient one is of the Poncharotna Goddess Durga’s which lost its actual look after the renovation work. Bradly Bird wrote this at the beginning of this century. The present temple is two hundred years old which was built by an agent of East India Company. Most probably he had renovated the temple. Other than this there are four Shib Temples. According to hearsay, in the 16th century King Mansing built these temples by laying four Shib Lingas there. But this information seems to be unreliable. The fusion of Bangla chowchala and shikor temple is notice in the architecture of Dhakeshawri. Ratan Lal Chakraborti in an article mentioned that “ the structure and architecture of it is like a BuddhistPagoda”. He opined that it was probably a Boddist pagoda which was turned into a Hindu temple later. From this, he assumed that the temple was probably built in the 10th century.
How did Dhakeshari temple look like in the 19th century? Ridoynath Majumder described about the temple. At that time the temple was covered by jungle and in its north the Urdu road went westward towards Pilkhana and at its south west was Mirpur road. At its south there was a wood and Urdu bazaar was at the east.)  => Array ( [name] => Motter Moth [post_id] => 14403 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/motter-moth/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IMG_20150805_134634250_HDR-300x169.jpg [post_content] =>
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.) )
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