Chandranath Temple

Chandranath Temple located on top of the Chandranath hill, is a famous Shakti Peethlocated near Sitakunda in Bangladesh where, as per Hindu sacred texts, the right arm of Goddess Sati fell. Chandranath Temple is a pilgrimage site for Hindus. Its height about 1020ft or 310m from sea level (according to google map).

The Rajmala states that about 800 years ago, Raja Biswambhar Sur, a descendant of the famous Adisur of Gaur, tried to reach Chandranath by sea. The Nigamkalpataru refers to the poet Jayadev living for a time in Chandranath. By the time of DhanyaManikya, ruler of Tripura, Chandranath received numerous endowments. DhanyaManikya attempted to remove the idol of Shiva from the temple to his kingdom but failed.

Coaches headed towards Chittagong from Dhaka are the most frequent transport used to reach Shitakunda. From there, CNG auto rickshaws are available to reach to the bottom of the Chandranath hill. The rest of the way need to be hiked. Trains are also available from Dhaka to Shitakunda.


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