Dhaka: Today is the second and last day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh. PM Modi visited the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple in Jessore today and offered prayers.
The Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple is considered to be one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. PM Modi also offered prayers at the Orakandi Temple. The first day of PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh was important from a diplomatic point of view, whereas the present day is going to be full of political messages.
Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple
This ancient Temple is located in Ishwaripur village located in Shyamnagar upazila, Satkhira, near the West Bengal border.
The Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple is dedicated to Shakti Devi. The name 'Jeshoreshwari' means 'Goddess of Jessore'. The Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple is considered to be one of the Shakti Peeths present in the Indian subcontinent.
According to Hindu belief, the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, hence it is considered a sacred place in the Hindu community.
It is believed that this Temple was built by a Brahmin named Anari. He built a 100-door temple for Jeshoreswari Peeth. However, no one is aware of the actual date of construction of The Jeshoreswari Kali Temple.
During the reign of Maharaja Laxman Sen and Maharaja Pratapaditya in the 13th century, the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple was repaired.
After 1971, the structure of the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple was restored. Now only the pillars of the actual temple exist.
Hindu devotees from all over the world visit the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple for darshan. The priests perform prayers here at noon every Saturday and Tuesday.
Before 1971, pujas were held here every day. Every year the people who maintain the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple on the day of Kali Puja organize an event here. A fair is organized in the Temple courtyard during this period.