108 Shiv Mandir Burdwan

October 14, 2022 by admin0

Named 108 Shiv Mandir Burdwan. There are one hundred and nine. There are one hundred and eight temples like a rosary. The other one is a little further away, like a pendant around the neck. The fame of Burdwan’s one hundred and eight temples is now tied to India. Devotees from different states of the country visit this temple throughout the year. Maharani Vishan Kumari built this temple at Nawabhat in Burdwan about two hundred and thirty years ago by spending a lot of money. This temple  established in grandeur by bringing saintly monks from different parts of the country. It took four years to complete the 108 Shiv Mandir Burdwan, and this temple chain was completed in 1790.

108 Shiv Mandir Burdwan

Maharani Vishankumari has a long history of establishing 108 Shiva temples at Nawabhat in Burdwan. The construction of this temple started in 1788 AD. It ended in 1790 AD. At that time there was an epidemic in the Nawabhat area adjacent to Burdwan. Many people died. The residents of this area  overwhelmed by the loss of their relatives. Maharanima of Burdwan wanted to forget their grief by building a temple in the area and turning the residents towards God.

From that idea, he built 108 Shiv Mandir in Nawabhat. The temple established in great grandeur. This temple  established by building 108 rosary-like structures and one additional one, totaling 109 structures. This Mandirmala a unique masterpiece of Burdwan. During the establishment of this 109th temple, lakhs of saints were present there. Their footprints preserved in a golden urn by the royal family.

Architect:

The structures of the temples are similar. They  modeled on the Atchala design of the Baleshwar temple in Odisha. As the temples are located side by side, each temple has an open terrace in front. Every temple has a door. All the temples have Shiva lingams with gauripattas made of hard rock. At the time of establishment, a bel tree planted in front of all the temples.

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