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Kodala Math or Oudh's Math
Bagerhat >>  Bagerhat Sadar

You can see this monastery in Bagerhat Sadar Upazila. There is a legend that a Brahmin formed a monastery sometime around the 16th century. There are one entrance on the south, west and east walls of the main house of the monastery. The Terracotta-rich monastery is still telling its past beauty. ...... read full story

Mahilara Math / Sarkar Math
Barishal >>  Gournadi

Mahilara Math in Gournadi upazila of Barisal district is one of the archaeological sites of Bangladesh. It is known that this monastery was built during the rule of Nawab alivardi khan (1740-1756 AD). A man named Ruparam Das Gupta built this math. The construction techniques and decorations of Math are still fascinating to the tourists. It is an architectural site built in the square. This monastery's height is about 27.40 meters. There is only one gateway on the west side to enter a single room. Locally, it is also known to many as Sarkar monastery (Sarkar Math). ...... read full story

Bhavani temple of Bhavnipur
Bogura >>  Sherpur

This Bhabani temple is in a village called Bhabanipur in Sherpur upazila of Bogra district. Rani Bhabani of Natore constructed this temple in the eighteenth century.Apart from the original temple there are Bamesh Bhairab Temple, Atchala Nat Mandir, Basudev Temple, Gopal Mandir and several other Shiva Temples. This Bhabani temple is one of the 51 sacred shrines of the Hindu community of the subcontinent. Every year not only Hindus of this country but also many foreigners came here from outside the country. ...... read full story

Govinda Bhita
Bogura >>  Shibgonj

You can see the Govinda Bhita near Mahasthangarh in Shibganj upazila of Bogra district. This site is near the rest house of the Department of Archaeology. Four archaeological finds have been found in this site. In the first period, a Buddhist temple built during the reign of the Gupta in the sixth and seventh centuries, in the second period, the Buddhist temple built during the rule of the Pala kings in the eighth to the ninth century, in the third century, a Hindu temple built during the reign of Sena kings in the third and thirteenth century, and the last construction era was the Christian fifteenth century of Sultan period. ...... read full story

Bhita of Pasuram
Bogura >>  Shibgonj

You can see a Bhita named Bhasarama of Mahasthangarh in Shibganj upazila of Bogra district. This mound is located north of Manakali Dhibi. This Bhita was rectangular. The measure was about 200 feet long and the width is about 100 feet. Due to the excavation of this site, it has been found in 3 construction periods.The first period was from eighth to ninth century. A temple built by this time has been found. The second construction period was Sultanate period. And the last era was in the East India Company period.From here, various architectural materials of various construction periods were found. ...... read full story

God's Stone Vita
Bogura >>  Shibgonj

There is a place called God's Stone Vita near the shrine of Shah Sultan Balkhi (R) in Mahasthangarh of Shibganj upazila of Bogra district. Here is a large granite stone piece. Its weight is about 100 minds. This stone is known as God's Stone to locals. For this stone, this place is called God's Stone Vita. People of various religions, especially Hindus and Muslims, milk slopes on the stone to meet different types of vow. However, according to the excavation work of this Mahasthangarh, the stone is part of a temple wall made in the 6th century AD. ...... read full story

Gokul Medh / Behula Lakshmindar's Bridal Chamber
Bogura >>  Shibgonj

You can see this Gokul Medh in Gokul, a little away from Mahasthangarh in Shibganj upazila of Bogra district. It is called Lakhsmandar's Medh.However, this medh is locally known as Bridal Chamber of Behula Laxmindar. The height of this medh is about 13 meters. 172 rooms were found in this site.The techniques and exceptions to build this medh. The high temple was built by constructing these medh cells at several levels.Various types of arch materials are available from this place. It is believed that it was built as a Buddhist temple during the Gupta regime in the 6th century AD. Later, during the reign of the Senas, a Shiva temple was built here. In this medh, there is a romantic story about the Hindu serpent goddess Manasa and the hero-heroine Behula-Laxmindar.
According to the tradition described in Puranas, Chand Sodagar, father of Behula's husband Laxmindar was a servant of Durga devi. Manasa was the daughter of Sati's of Durga devi.In order to not worship Manasa in the state, Goddess Durga ordered Chand Sodagar, and Chand Sodagar stopped worshiping Manasa Devi in her state. By this, Manasa Devi was angry and killed six sons of Chand Sodagar. Finally, Laxmindar, the youngest son of Chand Saudagar, was killed by snakes in the night of Basar. For the new daughter-in-law and her child Laxmindar would be subjected to the wrath of Manasa, Because of this Chand Sodagar ordered that to create a viable iron house. But under the pressure of the sage Manasa, the worker who put a fine hole in the basar house, and through that hole Kalnag entered the house and killed Laxmindar. At that time, Behula says, 'If I am a sincere woman, I can certainly save Lakshmindara, so that without giving my husband's funeral, I will flush him in the sea with the husband to save him. Behula flown with her husband and took her husband to the state of Manasa named Kailashpuri of the Himalayas. By pledging poison from Laxmindar's body, with the promise that her father-in-law will worship Manasa's goddess, At the same time, she returned from the reassurance of returning his 6 brother-in-laws and assuring the return of the wealth of Chand Sodagar to the river. All that happened with Behula told her mother-in-law, Sanka Devi, and Sanka Devi convinces Chand Sodagar to worship Manasa goddess in order to get back 7 sons and riches. Immediately after worshiping the goddess Manasa, Manasa Goddess returns seven children of Chand Saudagar and riches to Chand Sodagar. ...... read full story

Jyat well
Bogura >>  Shibgonj

An ancient well can be seen on the north side of Parshuram house near Mahasthangarh in Shibganj upazila of Bogra district. This old well is known as jyat well or life well. The radius of the well is 6 feet 4 inches. There is a single granite stone compound on one side of the well.This stone fragment contains the design of the leaves. The well is thought to be built in the eighteenth or the nineteenth century. ...... read full story

Manchalini mound
Bogura >>  Shibgonj

In Shibganj upazila of Bogra district, to the north of the God's stone Bhita of Mahasthangarh, this Manakhali mound will be seen. This Manakali Mound is also known as Manakali step or Manakali's Kunda. Here the ruins of a mosque have been discovered. This mosque is believed to be in the fourteenth or fifteenth century.According to many, Emperor Akbar's commander built a temple here. It is also known that there was a pond (Kunda) at the site. Because of this, this place is also called Manakali's Kunda. ...... read full story

Kalavirab Temple
Brahmanbaria >>  Brahmanbaria Sadar

This Kalbhirab temple is in Medda city of Brahmanbaria district.It is a Kalvavirav (Shiva) temple dedicated to Shiva. Here is a Shiva penis of salty stones. Kalaverirab intrest, situated in the temple, is about 7.62 meters in height. ...... read full story

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