Dhakeshwari Temple, Dhaka City

Witness the rich history of Dhakeshwari Temple in the center of the city, where modern architecture meets an ancient religion. Outside the main building, see the sacred altar where people pay "puja" (worship) to the goddess Durga. Inside the complex, temples reflect an eclectic mix of architectural styles thanks to being built at different times, as well as various renovations throughout the complex's history. It's widely believed that the main temple was built in the 12th century, although this remains unconfirmed, with some even assuming the Hindu temple used to be a Buddhist pagoda. See the tombs of some saints, as well as the magnificent goddess statue, as you explore the main temple's interior. To visit Dhakeshwari Temple and get the most from your holiday in Dhaka City, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dhaka City journey planner.
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  • Dhakeshwari Temple is the centre of the Hindu faith in Bangladesh. It is dedicated to Dhakeswari, the protector of Dhaka and an incarnation of the goddess Durga. Although modern in construction, there...  more »
  • Few days back we visited the temple. The temple is guarded heavily by police. The temple complex is kept very clean. Temple is kept closed from 14.00 hrs. to 16 hrs. One can get bhog Prasad if informe...  more »
  • While we were there they were having a memorial service with incense which added to the atmosphere. Worth a stop  more »

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