Friday 23 October 2020

Bangladesh: 300-year-old Jayakali temple’s reconstruction started

The reconstruction of the 300-year-old Kali temple in Natore district of Bangladesh once again started on Monday. Indian High Commissioner Rewa Ganguly and ICT Division Minister of State Junaid Ahmed on Monday inaugurated the reconstruction of the Kali Temple in this district of northern Bangladesh.

The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh tweeted that the Indian High Commissioner Rewa Das and Minister of State Junaid inaugurated the reconstruction of the Sri Sri Jai Kali Mata Temple in Natore on Monday. MP Shafiqul Islam and Mayor Uma Chaudhary Jolly were present on the occasion.

The reconstruction is being done by the Government of India under the Development Project Scheme. According to the current information, it will cost 97 lakh Bangladeshi Taka.

Through a video conference, Ganguly said that she supports the move to rebuild one of the oldest temples in Bangladesh. According to United News of Bangladesh, a memorandum for the reconstruction of Sri Sri Jai Kali Mata Temple located in Lalbazar was signed on 23 October, 2016.

The Bangladeshi minister also spoke on the occasion. He said, “We will make Natore as a development role model. In this endeavor, our neighbor India will be with us in the coming days. ”

Sri Sri Jay kali Mata Temple is one of the mythological temples located in Natore, Bangladesh. It was first built in the 18th century by the Diwan of Bahani’s queen at Natore and Datram Roy, the founder of the Dighapatia Rajshahi family. The temple of Lord Shiva is also established in the premises of this temple. Apart from this, Durga and Kali Puja is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year in this temple.

India has not taken up the task of rebuilding the temple only in Bangladesh. According to some reports, efforts are being made to construct Ramakrishna Temple and to make Sri Sri Annamayiji Kali Mata temple as before. Apart from this, the Government of India plans to build the ground floor and first floor of Mahiganj Girls High School and some colleges.

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