Sonarong Twin Temples

Sonarong jora moth, twin temple, tongibari, munshiganj, bangladesh


Sonarong twin temples are located in village Sonarong of Tongibari union (from Munshiganj district). Local people know this as Sonarong jora moth as two magnificent but old temples are located side by side. Approximate height of these temples can be between 100 to 150 ft. The built date of this temple is unknown and same goes for the builder's name. There is a large pond located in front of the temple. As of in current days this moth is not active for prayer. Each side of this moth is covered with trees.


Sonarong Twin Moth


The two towers of the twin temples are not equal in size. One is much larger than another one. The larger tower has hundreds of holes at the top of it, and each hole is occupied by the Parrots. You would see hundreds of parrots during your visit. A local person suggested me to come once again during the breeding season of the parrot, but he didn't know the exact breeding season. During the breeding season, the top of the temple becomes green with numerous number of Parrots.


Sonarong jora moth, twin temple, tongibari, munshiganj, bangladesh


Both the towers of the moth are ornate nicely. I didn't get inside of the Moth as it had a heavy rain few hours back and I was wondering it might be muddy inside. I am still amazed why this place is not listed in anywhere in Web. It should be one of the top attractions from Munshiganj. Bangladesh government should take over this place and mark as protected monument before it is lost.


Sonarong jora moth, twin temple, tongibari, munshiganj, bangladesh


How to Go:

From the Munshiganj town you have to come at Tongibari union. From the Muktarpur bridge you can ride on any Leguna (a local public transport name) that will take you at the Tongibari bus stoppage. This takes only 10 Taka (as of 2010), and will require approximately 30 to 40 minutes. From the Tongibari bus stoppage you can take rickshaw and just ask the driver to take you at the Sonarong jora Moth near the Sonarong club. I'd suggest to hire a rickshaw for a return trip.


Sonarong Twin Moth


Sonarong jora moth, twin temple, tongibari, munshiganj, bangladesh


Sonarong jora moth, twin temple, tongibari, munshiganj, bangladesh


Sonarong jora moth, twin temple, tongibari, munshiganj, bangladesh


Sonarong jora moth, twin temple, tongibari, munshiganj, bangladesh


Sonarong jora moth, twin temple, tongibari, munshiganj, bangladesh


Sonarong Twin Temples (Sonarong jora moth),
Tongibari union,
District: Munshiganj,
Country: Bangladesh,
GPS coordinate (23°31'20.6"N, 90°27'33.2"E).



This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog https://alonelytraveler.com/



Saturday, 05th May 2010


Comments

  1. This is what I know about the Mandir:

    The larger moth was made for "Shiva"(Hindu God), and made during 1843, and the smaller one for "Kali"(Hindu Goddess), and made during 1886. It was built by a Hindu merchant named "Rupchand"

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  2. In my Child hood days in 1950s I used to go with my Grandmother to Tongibari, now there is no Hindus left over there, like us they have kicked out all the Hindus from there, so there is no Hindus left to take care of those temple, in my childhood I used to go with my Grandma to that Temple, It was a fond memory

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    1. Wish I could travel through your memories... Good old days...!!!

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    2. I have heard from my grandfather that this was the place (Sonarong) where his father was born (last name Sen) and grew up before he moved to present day Shillong in the late 1800s. Seems like a beautiful place.

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  3. It's near from my home and when i was child i always was courious about this moth
    Its our little patrimony

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