Friday, May 31, 2013

Comilla: Jogonnath Dev Mondir(জগন্নথ দেব মন্দির)

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

It was the last day of our three day's tour. In fact we have traveled most of the list from our bucket at previous two days. We had only few for today and the Jogonnath Mondir(জগন্নথ মন্দির) was the last place that we have visited for this expedition.

This is probably the oldest Temple from Comilla(কুমিল্লা) district. It was built by the King of Tripura(ত্রিপুরা) named 'Moharaja Rada Kishor Manikuo Bahadur' during the 16th century. This temple worship the god Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. Statue of those gods were initially placed at the temple of Tripura(ত্রিপুরা), but later those were shifted here.

Wikipedia mentioned this as Saptratna Mondir(সপ্তরত্ন মন্দির) whereas the travel book writer Mustafiz Mamun has introduced this as Sotero Rotno Mondir(সতের রত্নের মন্দির). I am not sure which one is correct but the temple seems unique to me considering the other temples from Bangladesh.

How to Go:

This Dev Jogonnath(জগন্নথ দেব) temple is located mainly at the Bibir Bazar(বিবির বাজার) of Jogonnathpur(জগন্নথপুর) which is 5 kilometer East from the Comilla(কুমিল্লা) town. First come to the Chawk Bazar(চক বাজার) at Comilla(কুমিল্লা) town. From there you can take Battery driven auto vehicle which costs 10 taka per person. It will be around 15 minutes of journey.

GPS coordinate of the Jogonnath Dev(জগন্নথ দেব) Temple is (23°27'43.97"N, 91°12'39.24"E).

A corridor to enter inside where the stuffs of the temple use to live.

Not sure, statue of Gorur(গরূঢ়)?

A very simple chariot, in Bengali its called Roth(রথ).

Jogonnath Dev Temple
Comilla District, Bangladesh
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