Dhakeshwari Jatiya Mandir is one of the nation-owned and regulated temples in Bangladesh built in the 12 century.
About Dhakeshwari Mandir
The temple was established by a king of Sena Dynasty, named Ballal Sen. It is considered as one of the precious cultural heritage of Bangladesh. Many researchers say that the temple is one of the Shakti Peethas, where the jewel from the crown of the Goddess had fallen. The temple was partially destroyed at the time of liberation war 1971. Since then a lot of renovation has taken place to increase the beauty and facilities of this temple.
Major Attractions of The Temple
At present, the temple is one of the major worship places for the followers of Hindu religion. They come in large number to this temple in every major worshipping period such as Kali Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Dol Jatra and Saraswati puja, etc. In exceptional moments, the site gets a gorgeous look with lightings and a huge number of people coming for prayer. Inside the main temple, you will find four identical structures of Lord Shiva. In the east of the main temple, you will see a statue of Goddess.
Transportation and Communication
Dhakeshwari Jatiya Mandir is located in the old Dhaka of Bangladesh. You will find the temple right on the campus of BUET. The road is called Orphanage Road near the Bakshi Bazar area. You can visit the spot through rickshaw, bus, taxi or other vehicles. It may cost about 20-30 TK from Shahabag or University of Dhaka Campus.
The temple is about 17.5 kilometres away from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, and it may take 35 minutes to reach the temple if there is no traffic. Many bus services are available on the airport road that takes people to this spot.
Accommodation and Food
There are many reputed and good quality hotels and restaurants near to the Dhakeshwari Jatiya Mandir. You can have all kinds of local and foreign foods from these hotels and restaurants. They are also very affordable quality service.
Hotel Orchard Plaza – www.hotelorchardplaza.com
Hotel Purbani International Ltd. – www.hotelpurbaniltd.com
Fars Hotels and Resorts Limited-www.farshotelbd.com
Address and Location of the Spot
Dhakeshwari Jatiya Mandir
Bakshi Bazar, Dhakeshwari Raod-1211