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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  • August 5, 2017
    Beautiful Temple, The Name of the Dhaka came after it, people all around the world have been visiting here i see, must a place you can relax when the worship begin, small but so historical. Its called...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    An eminent place for Hindu people to visit. Pooja at the evening adds an extra flavour to visit. It's worth visiting  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Just a regular temple in Bangladesh.Nothing really to see here.You might like it if you have never before been to another temple.Nothing much to see.Very crowded and dirty surroundings. And beware of ...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    The national Temple and main Hindu Temple in Bangladesh. This place is well known for its holy atmosphere and serenity. This is also a historical place and heritage site.
  • May 28, 2017
    Dhakeshwari mondir is on of the largest Mondir in Dhaka. Here is some very beautiful builds and threre are various murti in here. People here come to prayer and To worship. Its very popular.mind blowing.
  • March 4, 2017
    Very beautiful, peaceful and sacrad place. Big premise. All personnel are welcoming and cooperative. A very good historical place to visit for other religions.
  • May 6, 2017
    The national temple of our beloved Bangladesh. Dhakeswari was named as "The Goddess of Dhaka "
  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful temple. Hospitality is also good.

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