Monday, 12 December 2011

Bhuvaneswari Temple, Tripura

State : Tripura, in the north east of India.
Best time to Travel : Through out the year.
Significance : The Pilgrimage Centre.
Location : It is situated on the northern bank of the river Gomati at Udaipur. It is located at a distance of 55 km from Agartala, the capital city of India.



Know Bhuvaneswari Temple in Tripura


Bhuvaneswari Temple in the state of Tripura is situated on the bank of Gomati at Udaipur in Tripura. The Tripura Bhuvaneswari Temple is immortalised in two of Rabindranath Tagore's plays – namely Rajarshi and Bisharjan. Located just 55 km from the capital city Agartala, the Bhuvaneswari Temple Tripura is a rare specimen of temple architecture. The temple of Bhubaneswari at Tripura was built by Maharaja Govinda Manikya, is located near the old Royal palace of Maharaja Govinda Manikya constructed during 1660-1675 A.D. 


The Structure of the Bhuvaneswari Temple


The temple was built in between 1667 - 1676 A.D., during the reign of Maharaja Govinda Manikya. The temple is constructed on a 3 feet high paved terrace. The roof features the typical four-chaala style with stupa like crowns on the entrance and core chambers. The stupa on core chamber is adorned with floral motifs are exquisite. The historical significance of this temple is that it is the back-drop of the famous novel "Rajarshi" and the drama "Bisharjan" composed by Rabindranath Tagore.


Journey to the Bhuvaneswari Temple


Airport : The nearest airport being situated at Agartala, you have to reach Agartala, from where you can fetch a bus or taxi to reach the temple.


Railhead : The nearest rail head is Kumarghat on N. E. Railway. It is 1475 km from Kolkata viaGuwahati and 140 km from Agartala. From here you can pick a bus or taxi to reach the temple.


Road Transport : The Temple is situated close to the capital city of Agartala in Tripura, which is well linked to this place by road. NH 44 connects the state with many north eastern states by road. Agartala, the capital of Tripura, is connected by regular bus services with all sub-divisional towns of Tripura. Besides, bus service is also available from Silchar, Guwahati, Karimganj and Shillong.


Staying near the Bhuvaneswari Temple


The temple is very close to the state capital, Agartala. So, accommodation is not a problem for the tourists coming to visit the Bhuvaneswari Temple in Tripura. Though not of very high class, you may find hotels, which may be convenient and comfortable for you.


Sightseeing near the Bhuvaneswari Temple


In addition to this, there are a good number of magnificent temples like Jagannath, presenting an outstanding example of temple architecture. The place is featured with good number of lakes which attract the visitors. Some of them are Jagannath Dighi, Mahadev Dighi, Sagar, Amar Sagar and Kalyan Sagar etc. Udaipur is also famous as 'temple town of Tripura'. The architectural beauties of Gunabati group of temples, Mahadev Bari, Ramkrishna Mission etc. have already attracted the attention of the visiting tourists.

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