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Dhakeshwari Temple, Dhaka City

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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. Use our Dhaka City tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Dhakeshwari Temple and other attractions in Dhaka City.
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  • Nice place, although under construction in part, it is interesting to see that there are Hindu temples in bangladesh. Be careful to remove your shoes here where there are chairs! It is also one of the places where I managed to find a gift shop (in the street that leads to the temple).
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  • Small but clean, a Shakti Peeth - a must visit for all Hindus. Temple is closed b/w 2 pm to 4 pm. The temple has a good security.  more »
  • This temple is a historical temple at Dhaka city. I have visited this place for several time. All the time it made my time spend well. On the other hand, a good time spending place this is.  more »
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  • This is the biggest temple in Dhaka. Situated just adjacent the play ground 🎮 at Etimkhana Mor. Place is well decorated and security also good. 🔐 Most of the biggest Hindus Programs takes place in here.
  • Number 01 hindu temple in bangldesh, a lot of crowd everyday. You will get original ganga jal from here.
  • One of the finest hindu temple in dhaka located near lalbag fort.
  • It's Hindus National Temple of Bangladesh. Dhakeshwari Temple is located in Old Dhaka, about 1km north of Lalbag Fort, up a short alley off Dhakeshwari road. It is the city’s main Hindu temple. Popular legend connects the name of one king, Ballalsena, as its builder, but it is not certain that he is identical with the 12th century Sena king of that name. The style of architecture of the temple cannot be assigned to that period. Furthermore, sand and lime, the mortar used in the building, came to be used in Bengal after Muslim conquest. Disadvantage: 1. Not available transport service. So need going to temple by rent a car or bus. 2. Transportation road is not good quality. So be careful about road. 3. Temple nearest shop goods price high. So good idea if you Food taken from the outside. 4. Be aware of your valuable items as there are frequent cases of theft. Advantage: 1. Other religious peoples are allow to visit this place. 2. Foreign Visitor are welcome in this Historical and National Temple of Bangladesh. 3. No ticket cost, no hassle. 4. Noisy free place. 5. Green environment & pure air.
  • today is friday,i am very happy to see the puja,vogoban bless me & all people of the world.