Nateshwar Buddha Vihar is at Tongibari Upazila in Munshiganj district in Bangladesh. It is a Buddha temple and 1,000-year-old. At present, it is excavated by Bangladesh and China archaeologists joint team.
About Nateshwar Buddha Vihar
The place Munshiganj was known as Bikrampur. It was the birthplace of a great Buddhist scholar Atish Dipankar. He was born here before 1,000 years ago. The excavation will also unearth early life of Atish Dipankar. The excavation work started in 2013 by Agrasar Vikrampur Foundation in collaboration with Hunan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of China. This is one of the oldest archaeological sites in Bangladesh.The area could turn out to be a pilgrimage center of Buddhism in future. Director of the project is Mr. Sufi Mustafizur Rahmanand Professor Chai Hunabo is the head of the archaeologist team of China.
They have discovered an octagonal stupa and a pair of stupas with a four-metre wide wall, terracotta motifs, two roads and a 2.75-metre wide wall and other valuable relics including ash pits and pottery items.
How to Reach Nateshwar Buddha Bihar
It is two and half hours journey from Dhaka. Buses are available from Gulistan T&T office near Golapsha Mazar. The local bus will cost Tk.60/. End bus stop point is Sonarong. There is a Jora Math, from Jora Math it is 30 minutes walking distance. Tourist can use local transportation like Risha or Auto.
Location on Google Earth
This Civilization, the Nateshwar Buddha Vihar is now the key focus point for history lover and Buddhist pilgrims and going to notable Tourist Attraction in Bangladesh.