Front perspective of the Radha Govinda Temple in Tongibari. Photograph: Ananta Yusuf.
Ananta Yusuf and Shamsuddoha Sajen
Once known as the City of Courage, Bikrampur – now called Munshiganj – holds a background marked by over 2,500 years.
Also, on the off chance that you are arranging a day-excursion to visit a couple legacy destinations near Dhaka, then make an outing to Tongibari, a part of the-then Bikrampur capital of Bengal. We figured out how to visit just three out of the many legacy destinations there.
Destination one: The Sonoran sanctuaries. The Sonoran sanctuaries are essentially two sanctuaries, standing next to each other on a solitary stone work stage. As per the Archeological Survey Report-2000, a man named Rupchandra had fabricated the huge Shiva sanctuary in 1843. The littler one, Kali sanctuary, was inherent 1886.
The Kali sanctuary is brightened with snake heads on all sides.
“There are such a large number of snakes in this sanctuary that on the off chance that they turn out, they can eat up every one of the general population of the nation,” said a nearby man humourously. Local people likewise muse that there are concealed fortune chambers in sikhkaras—watched by monster snakes.
While the Archeological Department’s billboard cautions individuals against harming this legacy site, the twin sanctuaries need support as dividers are peeling off.
Our next destination was Out Shahi Math. The sikhara sort structure with a 19-meter cone shaped circle, can be seen from far away. Here, there is no billboard of the Archeological Department.
Some Hindu families, who live close to the Math, educated us that they don’t know of any administration activities to save the site.
Basanti Rani, who has been living there for five decades, said there was an engraving on the passage divider that proposed that the Math was fabricated 600 years prior.
When we began for Mulchar town, it was at that point evening. There, we found the most seasoned sanctuary of Bikrampur, prominently known as the Radha Govinda Temple. This is a decent example of the do-chala sanctuary, extremely mainstream in Bengal amid the late medieval period. The sanctuary may date to the sixteenth century.
The south-bound sanctuary ascends to a tallness of 4.5m. This part is exceedingly ornamented with terra cotta boards; in any case, it is not in a decent state. The rooftop is seriously harmed and a fig tree has become over the divider, choking the entire structure.
The sanctuary has created incalculable breaks that demonstrate the veracity of its propelled phase of crumbling. Despite the fact that it was incorporated into the archeological study, there is no unmistakable exertion from the legislature to secure it. It could separate quickly; the bulwarks will be discarded, and we will lose another rich remnant of our legacy.