|The Sarbamangala Temple with Tarakeswar,
Rameswar, Kamaleswar, Chandreswar and Mitraswar Shib Temples situated at D.N.
Sarkar Road, Burdwan is an old religious institution which has been built by Maharaja
Kirtichand in the year 1702 A.D. and since then the temple has become a
holy place to the people of Burdwan as well as nearby Districts and States. Be
it mentioned that the celebrated temple and the deity has same importance and
popularity as like as Kalighat, Dakshineswar, Tarakeswar and Tarapith. Hundreds
of devotees feel pride on taking the blessing of Mata Sarbamangala everyday. |
|The idol of Mata Sarbamangala is very very old
(approx. 1000 years old) from time immemorial, people felt the existence
of it in old literatures and holy books. This is an idol of Mata Durga
with eighteen hands and bestowed on Lion MAHISHA MARDINI and is the
first NABARATNA temple in the undivided Bengal. The structure of the
temple manifests the unique blending of art and architecture of
Terra-cotta style and popular architecture of the then Bengal. The
historians have graciously depicted the historical importance and the
archaic value of the temple. The Sarbamangala Temple is main historically
importance tourist place in Burdwan District.
|After abolition of the Zamindari, the then Maharaja of
Burdwan Sir Uday Chand Mahatab formed and constituted a trust in the
year 1959 and thereby handed over the deity in favour of the Trust Board
and since then the Trust Board is managing and performing the seba puja and
maintaining the properties of the deity.
|Sarbamangala Mata Thakurani has an old heritage in the
mind of all religious minded people. From very far off place of Burdwan
District people assemble here and offer seba puja and even from remote corners
of West Bengal people come here to offer their pujas and obtain blessingof the
Mata Sarbamangala . It has become a holy place as well as a tourist spot in
this State. In the festival days the number of devotees run into lakhs.
They all come from different walks of life. The Government of India
has notified this temple as the place of public worship considering its
historical and archaeological importance vide Notification No. 11478 dated
New Delhi the 7th day of September, 2000.
|Main occasion of the temple Bengali New Years day
i.e. 1st Baisakh, Bipadtarini Brata, Saradiya Durgotsov, Kali Puja,
Nabanna and Shib Ratri Brata etc.
|Out of meagre income of Mata Thakurani and with the
help of devotees and reputed business houses since 1994 the Trust Board
have been trying to renovate the main temple and to give it a new look and
maintaining it to proper form. Creation New Bhogghar (measuring
approximate 4000 sft.) arrangement of Daily Bhog to the devotees,
renovation of all Shiba temples and creation of a beautiful garden with
one big fountain within the temple campus and a Nat Mandir (measuring
approx. 5000 sft.) electrification / lighting, Yatri Nivas for outside
devotees of the tourists for about 40 heads, drinking water, telephone
toilet and car parking facility also here.
|District Administration and Burdwan Municipal
Authority in consultation with present popular Left Front Government have
come forward to lend their hand of Co-operation for development in and
around the Sarbamangala temple.