Category: Hindu Shrine

Mysterious Mount Kailash – The Sacred Abode of Lord Shiva

Mount Kailash, Lord Shiva’s sacred abode, is located in Tibet. In Hinduism and Buddhism, Kailash is believed to be the physical incarnation of Mount Meru. Mount Kailash is also known as the stairway to heaven. Almost 7000 people have abled to climb 8848 metre high Everest. But no one...

Shiva Shrine in Bangladesh

Shiva shrines are very important to the Shivites (Hindu devotees of Lord Shiva). Bangladesh is a small country but there are many famous Shiva shrines throughout the country. Most of these shrines or temples are very old and some of which are in a ruinous state. The Shiva devotees...

Our Temples and Tourism (Part-II)

In ‘Our temples and tourism (Part-I)’ I focused on the Shakti Peethas of Bangladesh. Here, I would like to uphold some famous Sanatan Hindu temples of Bangladesh. These temples can be divided into four categories – Shakta temples, Shaiva temples, Vaishnava temples and temples of other gods and goddesses....

Our Temples and Tourism (Part-I)

Ours is an ancient land of Sanatan Hindu religious tradition. For her geographical position Hinduism is always one of the ways of life here. So, hundreds of Sanatan holy places (Shakti peetha, temple, ashram or math, shmashan etc) concerned with this religion are seen throughout this country. Many of...

Raas Leela Festival at Two Bangladeshi Sites

Nature plays a vital role in Hinduism. Some gifts of nature like mountains, rivers, oceans, forests etc. are given more importance in Sanatan scriptures. From the Shreemadbhagavat Purana we can know that Lord Krishna performed His Raas (divine pleasure) Leela (play or sport) with Gopis (devotees of Lord Krishna)...

Two Shrines for Vaishnav Devotees

If a Vaishnav devotee utters the name of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the name of his birthplace (Navadwip) springs usually to his/her mind. But most of the devotees do not know the names of two important shrines related to the life and work of Mahaprabhu. One of these Bangladeshi holy places...

Rup-Sanatan at Remote Ramsara

In 1984, a Krishna devotee named Shree Gour Mallick was divinely commanded in a dream to set up a temple at a particular holy place(Prembag) where Shreel Rup Goswami and Shreel Sanatan Goswami stayed in the past. Another devotee named Shree Nimai Mustafi was also inspired in a dream...