The ancient temples resemble the unique history and tradition of Bangladesh. Some temples are renowned as sages, and monks meditated in those places, while some temples may resemble ancient traditions and ways of life. Old temples have become one of the major tourist attractions in the world due to their remarkable architectural style, traditional and historical significance. The temples of our country are no exception. Due to the diversity of architecture and uniqueness of history, the ancient temples of Bangladesh have become archaeological specimens. Both Hindu and Buddhists have their own temples. Let's take a look at some of the top ancient temples of Bangladesh.
A Short Guide to the Top Ancient Hindu Temples of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is the third-largest country in the world in terms of the population of Hindus or traditional religions. After India and Nepal, Bangladesh has the largest population of traditional religions. Although the Hindu population in Bangladesh has been declining day by day for different reasons there are still many ancient Hindu temples in our country.
Dhakeshwari Temple, Dhaka
Dhakeshwari Temple, located in Dhaka, is the national temple of Bangladesh as well as the oldest temple in Dhaka. Built-in the 12th century by Ballal Sen, a king of the Sena dynasty, Dhakeshwari was named the Goddess of Defense of Dhaka city. This bright yellow and red temple is located at the southwest corner of Dhaka University Salimullah Hall. There are four Shiva temples in the northwest corner of this temple. There is a metal statue of Goddess Durga. Although Dhakeshwari is 800 years old it is still in excellent condition.
Kantajew Temple, Dinajpur
The temple of Kantajew is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is named Kantjiu, Kanji, or Kantjir for the placement of Kaliakanta Jiu or Lord Krishna. Due to the temple, the area is known as Kantnagar. The temple of Kantnagar later became another name for him.