Ambika Kalna [Sabujdwip] 108 siva temple tourism guide
Sabujdwip ambika kalna
Sabujdwip island has been developed 75 km away from Kolkata. Its under Hooghly district. This island at the confluence of Hooghly and behula river and it is 2km long shaded with various trees like tamarind, akasmoni, palm, eucalyptus, Arjun etc. Greenery is all around and hence the name is the gaps of leaves of the trees. In winter days sabuj deep picnic spot is ideal. The roads are rows of coconut trees. There is also a children park, watchtower. From sabujdwip ambika kalna is just a little distance .
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Howrah – any katwa local – 25rs – Somrabazar
Sealdah – 5:35am (jagnipur memo) 3hr 25mnt approx. – Somrabazar
For Sabjudwip ghat take van or toto, sarkari boats(10rs) are available in winter season or Small boats are available for crossing the reviver and enjoying riverside with hourly cost.
Return train from somrabazar to howrah- 4:08pm 4:54pm Please carry your food because there is no such good hotel. Please note sabujdwip ambika kalna can not rounded up is a same day.
We visited Ambika Kalna by train from Howrah. The available train is Katwa local. Kalna is on Purba Bardhaman district of West Bengal. It’s a two hours journey from howrah. The railway station name is Ambika Kalna. From the station we hire a riksha and visited all the placed within 3 hours and come back to the same way. The rickshaw charge 200 rs per hour Please carry food or finished lunch in outside of the Kalna station. Best time to go is in the winter season. Bishnupur Mukutmanipur Tour terracotta art is also famous in Bengal.
Kalna is just 82 km from Kolkata. It can reach buy Howrah and sealdah also. Kalna and santipur are located on either side of Ganga. In 1975 the temple was built by the king of Burdwan Chitra Sen.In his kingdom Siddheswari Debi temple was made and this is the main attraction. Ambika kalna is a Vaishnav and Shakta pilgrim centre.
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Place to see in ambika kalna
Siddheshwari Devi temple is dedicated to Devi Ambika, and it is after her that Kalna is also known as Ambika kalna.
Debi Bhabani temple
The debi bhabani temple is established by Bhabendramohan Chowdhury popularly known as Bhaba Pagla. The temple has beautiful needlework by Bhaba pagla.
Sri Gauranga Mandir
According to rumor Sri Chaitanya/ Nimai comes alive through the idol. Cut from the need tree under which Nimai was born.
108 shiv Mandir kalna
It is built in 1809, It is also known as Nava Kailash. The temples are constructed in two circles. One consist of 74 temples while the other has 34. The temple was made of white marble and the “Shiva linga’s” made with black stone. All the Siva lingas can be seen from the center of the temple. Terracotta work can found there.
Pratapeswar Shiva Temple
The temple is also rich in terracotta work. The wall is described the daily activities of the women’s, it tales from the Purans.
And others are Krishna Chandra Mandir, Buddhist temple etc.
On the way to kalna dumurdaha can be reached. I have a special interest in this place. My kulguru Swami uttamanadaji Maharaj’s asram there. It’s called Uttam ashram. The ashram is very near from dumurdaha station. He has many ashrams in all over India and in dumurdaha is the main ashram. Other monks are also staying there. The place is very peaceful. There is also a staying facility for outsiders. Only veg food is allowed in this place. Lots of flower garden, trees surrounded in that place.
The prayer and the arati are very memorable for me. There is a special place for ladies also. There is a very beautifull river just few foot left. At the time of sivaratri and Magh Purnima, their calibration is most popular. That time other shishya are coming from other location to celebrate the occasion.
Purbasthali / Chupi one day trip from kolkata
The Purbasthali is the haven for migratory birds. The lake belongs to Burdwan and Nadia. Fishermen have interest for boat rent and fishing, for that they facilitate keep the lake clean. Every year lots of birds are comming from the different location. The birds have return when the temperatures are rising in the lake. There is a picnic spot also. Everything is very disciplined. No loudspeakers are allowed throughout picnics and huge vehicles are created to park at a distance. It’s a very good one-day return trip from Kolkata in winter.
HOWRAH – SEALDAH – KATWA LOCAL -8 AM- 10::45 AM- PURBASTHALI- VAN -CHUPI- SMALL BOAT (2HOURS)8967492608- VAN- PURBOSTHOLI -KATOA LOCAL- 3:55 PM HOWRAH REACH 6:48 PM
SEALDAH to KATOA – 30(train)
CHUPI – 400 – PER HEAD 100(boat fare)
VAN – 10
KATOA to HOWRAH – 25
TOTAL= 175RS per head
Burdwan tour guide
The burdwan city is located 95 km from Howrah on the bank of the river Damodar. The GT road through the centre of the city. The 24th Jain Tirthankara started his preaching of Jain religion from the bank of Damodar in this place. He even was born here. The name too was after the Tirthankara bardhaman to Burdwan.
In 1903 the honour of Lord Curzon, the star of India gate portal was constructed 1 km away from the rail station. The Curzon gate is a beautiful example of architecture. In the time it came to be called as Bijoy toron by the name of the person who builds it.
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Burdwan Tourist Place
At alamgung, on the way to sadarghat, there is massive bardhamaneswar shiva situated. The famous burdwan 108 shiva temple at nabaghat is just 4 km from the Burdwan station. At the time of Shivaratri, there is a grand fair here. Besides this, in the GT road, Goalp bag rose garden is there. Kankaleshwari Kali mandir is there also.A little distance away Talitgarh from spread out over an area of 3km. Tourist is enchanted even today by the haya mahal, krishnasayar lake, manjilbahar where the royal family used to spend leisure time in the past. Megnath Saha planetarium is there also. Burdwan rajbari is also a tourist place.You can reach Burdwan by Sealdah and Howrah by local train.
One special note whenever I think about burdwan I thought about mihidana, sitabhog and of course saktigarer langcha.
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