Bakreswar Temple Attractions in West Bengal TravelsHindu Temples | May 3, 2012
West Bengal is the most fascinating zones in the eastern part of India and is a greatly unique destination with the most ideal of travel experiences. With the most unique attractions and a lot of legendary background, this is one region that is a must see when on a pilgrim our.
Tourists are attracted to the lovely architectural elegance that are so much a part of this place and the Oriya style here is very popular here. The place is known very well for its hot springs and there are many legends related to this place.
Also called Bakreswar this is a very well known and popular pilgrim spot here in this part of the world. Situated in the state of West Bengal, this is around six miles to the north western part of the Durbajpur railway station and lies on the Andal Sathia railway station of the Eastern railway. There is great scenic beauty here and the place with its legendary values is among the 51 Shakti Peeths in the entire country.
Legend has it that Sati was deciminated by the holy Sudarshan Chakra of the Indian god Lord Vishnu. Then one of her body parts fell in this region of Bakreswar and also fell in the areas of Kalighat and Tarapith in the Kolkata city. So this is included among the great legendary Shakti peeths and is a greatly revered spot in the state of West Bengal.
There is another legend that is attached to the way the place got its name. It is said that there were two sages Lomas and Subrita got an invitation for the swayamvar of Goddess Lakshmi. When they came the host received Rishi Lomas first. So Sage Subrita got angry and his anger was so strong that his nerves got twisted into eight parts. So he got the name Ashtabakra Muni. So this disfigured form wandered in the earth till he reached Kashi where he had plans to worship Lord Shiva. When he arrived he was told by a divine voice that he had to worship Lord Shiva in Gupt Kashi which is in the east. So he came to Bakreswar where he began to meditate and tried to please Lord Shiva. Shiva pleased with him, asked him to build a temple which was then constructed by Vishwakarma who is believed to be the architect of heaven. This is how the temple of Bakreswar came into being. Lying on the River Bakreswar this is a beautiful temple to visit in the state of West Bengal.
This temple is the most exotic form of the Oriyan style of architectural construction and is a splendid manifestation of the best Indian constructional styles. The Hot springs here are the main attractions and pilgrims here come to take a dip in these holy waters. This is an interesting site to be in as it gives total pilgrim pleasures to the devotees who come here to revere Lord Shiva.
As the river Bakreswar passes through this town, this is a lovely sight and the entire region has a lot of geological interests. The hot springs here are the main attractions here.
So see the hot springs here which are the Paphara Ganga, the Bairtarni Ganga etc.
The Khar Kunda is also a lovely hot springs here which is around 66 degrees Celsius. Then you have the AGni Kunda which means the hot spring of Fire. The water here is around 80 degrees Celsius. With the greatest deposits of sodium minerals and also potassium, silicates, chlorides, sulphates and bicarbonates, this is a spring which is said to have a lot of medicinal properties. There are also some pieces of radioactive elements here.
Then there is the Dudh Kunda which is the hot spring which has milk. The water here is a dull white colour which gives the feeling of it being like milk. This is due to the ozone concentration and the water in this spring is around 66 degrees Celsius.
Also see the Surya Kunda which means sun. The water here in this spring is around 61 degrees Celsius. Then you have the Shwet Ganga and Amrita Kunda and Brahma Kunda.
Come here and enjoy the pleasures of being a temple and also experience the delights of being amidst hot springs in Bakreswar.
With the most pleasant travel delights and the most fascinating religious experiences enjoy the pleasures of being in Bakreswar in West Bengal.