|DHAKSHESHWARI TEMPLE DHAKA-POORVI BANGAL-BANGLA DESH|
दक्षेश्वरी मन्दिर बांग्ला देश
CONCEPTS & EXTRACTS IN HINDUISM By:: Pt. Santosh Kumar Bhardwaj
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|Dhakeshwari Temple - 1904, Dhaka, Bangladesh|
The Dhakeshwari temple was built in the 12th century by Ballal Sen, a king of the Sen dynasty and the city was named after this temple. Numerous repairs, renovations and rebuilding which have taken place over time. It is considered an essential part of Dhaka's cultural heritage. The temple is also one of the Shakti Peeth, where the jewel from the crown of the Maa Sati had fallen. Since ages, the temple has been held in great importance. The original 800-year old statue was taken to Kumar Tuli, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. There remains the replica of original idol in Dhaka. The temple was further damaged during the Muslim arrogant mob attacks of 1989–90.
The queen, wife of King Bijoy Sen went to Langolbond for bathing. While coming back she gave birth to a son, known as Ballal Sen. After ascending to the throne, Ballal Sen built this temple to glorify his birthplace. Legends say that Ballal Sen once dreamt of the deity covered under the jungle. Ballal Sen uncovered the deity from there and built a temple, named for Dhakeshwari (-Daksheswari, daughter of Daksh Prjapati, दक्षेस्वरी). Dhakeshwari is the presiding deity of Daksh-mis spelt Dhaka.The idol of Durga is called Dhakeshwari .