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Maa SarbaMangala Temple , Bardhaman

Maa SarbaMangala Temple Video

Historians portray the historical significance and archaeological significance of the temple. Sarvamangala Temple is an important tourist destination of Burdwan district. From this point of view, the age of creation of this deity is two thousand five hundred years ago.

This temple is highly respected by the local people of Burdwan. It is also believed that the Goddess fulfills every desire with a sincere heart. This temple is located on Sarvamangala Road. Sarvamangala is a different form of Goddess Durga. Another interesting feature of the temple is that the idol of the goddess and the surrounding temple was built decades later. The goddess was founded by King Kirti Chand in 1740 AD and the temple structure was built by King Mahatab Chand.

The idol of Mata Sarvamangala has been around (around 2500 years) since ancient times, people have felt its existence in old literature and holy books. It is a statue of Mother Durga with eighteen hands and is named “Mahishasurhamardini” and is the first Navratna temple in undivided Bengal. The structure of the temple has a unique blend of terracotta style paintings and the popular architecture of Bengal. Historians show its historical importance and the archeological value of the temple. Sarvamangala Temple is an important tourist destination of Burdwan district.

From this point of view, the age of creation of this deity is two thousand five hundred years ago. Mukunda Chakravarti’s Chandimangal poem and Bharatchandra Roy’s poems found that Sarvamangala, the deity is not only the goddess of Vardhamana, but she is also the mother of Garh. In 1740–1744, the goddess was placed on the roof of the temple in a beautiful temple embellished by NAVARATNA DEUL. The architecture was originally derived from the Pala style. Before the construction of this temple, the goddess was placed somewhere in the town of Bardhhaman on the banks of the Banka and Damodar River in the western part of Burdwan. To prevent the invasion of Kalapahar, priests of the gods presumably took Sarbamangala from the main temple and consolidated it into a pond in the outer Sarbamangala Mauja, where the lime makers found the god with lime material. When the lime material was burnt, they found that all the spices, oysters and cucumbers in the white ash were burnt but the god made by the stone was as usual. The place where the lime makers collected the goddess Sarvamangala is now called Bahir Sarvamangala para.

How to Reach: Burdwan is well connected via trains to Howrah and Sealdah. It is about 4 km from Burdwan station. Burdwan is about 100  km from Howrah. Local, mail, express trains are always coming.  Local, mail, express trains are also coming to Bardhaman from Asansol, Durgapur, Rampurhat, Suri, etc.  Buses from Kolkata, Krishnanagar, Navadwip, Purulia, Bankura, Barakar, Asansol, Durgapur, Sainthia, Rampurhat, Arambagh, Katoa, Kalna, etc. are also coming to Bardhaman Bus Stand. If you want to come here, you can come by the Toto rickshaw or man-driven rickshaw from the station. One can also come by Town service buses from different places of Burdwan. When arriving from Kolkata or Asansol by the train then one can be reached here by the help of any of the above mentioned vehicles from the station.

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