India launches reconstruction of 300-year-old temple in Bangladesh
Sree Sree JoyKali Matar temple, considered to be one of the oldest temples in Bangladesh, was built in the beginning of the 18th century by Dayaram Roy, Dewan of Queen Bhahani of Natore and the founder of Dighapatia Royal Family
India on Monday launched the reconstruction of the 300-year-old Sree Sree JoyKali Matar Temple in Natore district of Bangladesh.
Financed by India under the High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP), the total cost of reconstruction of the temple will stand at 1.33 crore.
The event was virtually inaugurated by Bangladesh's State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das, Member of Parliament Shafiqul Islam and Mayor of Natore Uma Choudhury Jolly, WION said in its report.
“The High Commission of India is pleased to have supported the renovation of one of the oldest temples of Bangladesh, the Sree Sree Joy Kali Matar Temple in Natore. India continues to be a committed partner of Bangladesh in the preservation of our shared heritage and culture which further strengthens our people-to-people relations," the Indian envoy was quoted by the private English tv channel as speaking at the event.
Sree Sree JoyKali Matar temple is one of the oldest temples in Natore, Bangladesh. It was built in the beginning of the18th century by Dayaram Roy, Dewan of Queen Bhahani of Natore and the founder of Dighapatia Royal Family.
The compound of the temple also houses a Lord Shiva temple. Durga and Kali Puja are celebrated every year at the temple
India is also funding the construction of Ramakrishna Temple, restoration of Sree Sree Anandomoyee Kali Mata Mandir in the country.