Apart from being a steel city, there are a lot of religious places in Durgapur.
Throughout the years, this city of Durgapur remains united in spite of the diversity in religion.
The religious temples, mosques, churches draw devotees from all religions to experience an eternal & spiritual internal peace.
Here are the 12 religious places in and around Durgapur
- Rarheswar Shiv Temple
- Bhiringi Kali Temple
- Ram Mandir
- Icchai Ghosh Temple
- ISKON Temple
- Noori Jama Masjid
- Shiv Shakti Dham
- Buddha Temple
- Gurudwara Jagat Sudhar
- St.Theresa’s Church
- Piyala Kali Temple
- Bhabni Pathak Kali Temple
Now lets see a little bit about each one of them…
1. Rarheswar Shiv Temple, Arrah
Rarheswar Shiv Mandir, situated in Arrah, Durgapur, is one of the oldest and famous religious places in Durgapur.
Known to be 800 years old, this temple was built by South Indian Maharajas in the 12th century A.D in the Nagara style.
The huge lingam is enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum. The temple is made of laterite and sandstone with marvelous stone cuttings.
It was reportedly built to protect the village from the attack of Bhaskar Pandit, who was a worshipper of Shiva.
2. Bhiringi Kali Temple, Benachity
The Bhiringi Kali Mandir also known as the Sashan Kali Mandir is the most ancient religious Kali temple situated in Benachity, Bhiringi in the city of Durgapur.
It was built in the year 1852 by Akshay Kumar Ray.
The temple has a big idol of goddess kali and the walls are engraved with different sculptures of many god and goddesses.
A Trishul stands outside the main temple which is believed to behold spiritual signs.
Every month on the new moon nights a goat is sacrificed as a ritual. It is the most awakened kali mandir in Durgapur.
3. Ram Mandir, Bidhannagar
Ram Mandir is situated in Bidhannagar, Durgapur. The temple is calm and serene and is situated amidst a beautiful large garden.
The ambiance of the ringing bells and arati fulfills the minds of devotees.
The temple is covered by greeneries. It has well stone carved walls and is basically dedicated to Lord Rama. It is a very important religious place to visit in Durgapur.
4. Icchai Ghosh Temple, Deul
Icchai Ghosher Deul also called as tower temple (18m height) is located in Gourangapur, Paschim Burdwan in the vicinity of the Ajay River flowing by it.
It was constructed in the 16th – 17th centuries. It was a plain brick structure with an area covering 20sq ft.
It is a monument of national importance and one of the famous temples of religious interest.
5. ISKON Temple, A-Zone
This religious temple dedicated to Lord Radha – Krishna is located in 29 Netaji Subhash Road A-zone Durgapur -05.
This is the extension of Iskon Mayapur. A grand feast is held every Sunday from 4 pm -7 pm.
It includes heart delighted kirtans, lectures, mesmerizing dances and prasad in the name of Govindam.
6. Noori Jama Masjid, Benachity
Noori Jama Masjid is a very significant religious mosque in Naim Nagar, Durgapur.
It is a big masjid and a very peaceful mosque in Durgapur. The beauty of the mosque is quite charming.
The area is very spacious for car parking and even many people can perform the Namaz at a time.
7. Shiv Shakti Dham, Gopalmath
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also known as the Gopalmath Shiv Mandir.
This temple is considered one of the largest temples in Durgapur. There is a huge area with marble flooring where you can sit just after entering the temple.
8. Buddha Temple, Benachity
The Buddha Temple is one of the religious places in Durgapur. It is located in Vidya Sagar pally in Benachity.
The buddha statue had been bought from Thailand.
The temple is decorated beautifully with lights and flowers during the Buddha Purnima.
9. Gurudwara Jagat Sudhar, Benachity
Guruduwara is the holy place for the Sikhs to perform their prayers.
In Durgapur, such a renowned gurudwara is situated in Benachity, Durgapur.
Gurudwara Jagat Sudhar is the main Gurudwara in Durgapur, West Bengal. Built-in the 1960s by the founder-president Late S. Prithpap Singh.
During special occasions, especially in Guru Purnima, the Sikhs offer water, fruit juices, or prasad to the passer-by.
10. St.Theresa’s Church, City Center
This Church is situated in City Center, Durgapur as is the religious place where ardent lovers of Jesus visit.
The church is very energetic and peaceful and there is an excellent system of preaching.
It is a wonderful Catholic Church. During Christmas and Good Friday, it’s a must-visit to the church to experience the delightful environment.
11. Piyala Kali Mandir, City Center
A very religious and old religious place in Durgapur stands beside The Grand Trunk Road near City Centre, in Durgapur.
It is popular with the local people and people offer puja in Bengali New Year, Mahalaya, Kali puja, and wedding ceremonies are also held here.
12. Bhabani Pathak Kali Temple, Bengal Ambuja
Bhabani Pathak Kali Temple, also known as Ambuja Kali Temple or Devi Choudhurani Kali Temple is a temple of historical significance, located in the Bengal Ambuja area of Durgapur.
The history of this temple dates back hundreds of years. On the occasion of Durgapuja, Bhabani Pathak and Devi Chaudhurani organized the Pujas of Ma Bhabani that took place in this temple built up by Bhabani Pathak.
Both Bhavani Pathak and Devi Chaudhurani worshipped “Ma Bhabani ” in a small mud formation under a 700-800 years old banyan tree.
The temple premises was renovated in 2007 by a devotee of Maa Bhabani named Mamata Bajpayee.
So we explored the religious place in and around Durgapur.
We visualized how different religious places of Durgapur showcases their purity, beauty & unity all year-round.
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