Naogaon: Satyapir Bhita (সত্যপীর ভিটা)

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Inside the Paharpur Bouddho Bihar (পাহাড়পুর বৌদ্ধ বিহার) we have a very small unnoticed architecture that is known as Satyapir Bhita (সত্যপীর ভিটা). After entering inside the premise this object will be on the left side of the gate. We do not have that much historical information regarding this thing, only the measurement and this sort of things are available.

Probably the guy Satyapir (সত্যপীর) was a local inhabitant from the area and its name is taken after that guy. But in reality the place existed even before that guy. In fact the architecture signifies the place is related to the Buddhist bihara (বৌদ্ধ বিহার). Lot of statue (including bronze) have been discovered during the excavation along with old pottery things. But still the actual history of this is unknown to us.

How to Go:

Satyapir Bhita (সত্যপীর ভিটা) resides inside the great Paharpur bihar (পাহারপুর বৌদ্ধ বিহার). And there are several ways to visit this place. We have visited this Satyapir Bhita (সত্যপীর ভিটা) after visiting the Hinda-Koshba Shahi Mosjid (হিন্দা-কসবা শাহী মসজিদ). And to minimize the cost, we have used the public transportation (changed several times). So it was cheap, but time consuming.

This place is accessible both from Naogaon (নওগাঁ জেলা), and Joypurhat district (জয়পুরহাট জেলা). So take whatever is easier for you (according to your tour plan). After visiting the Paharpur Bihar (পাহাড়পুর বিহার), we have reached at the Naogaon district (নওগাঁ জেলা) using a Public bus service. It has dropped us at the Baludanga (বালুডাঙ্গা) bus stand of the town with a cost of 40 Taka per person. It was nearly around a two hours of bus journey. So, if you wish, you can reverse the path to reach this place if want.

For your information, the GPS coordinate of the Satyapir Bhita (সত্যপীর ভিটা) is (25° 1'51.08"N, 88°58'50.88"E).

Where to Stay:

It has a guest house at the Bihar (বিহার) premise, so if you are lucky, you can make your reservation over there. We almost made it. But unfortunately couldn't for few officers(are really they?) over there. It would be awesome for us cause it was the moon light night that time. So after crestfallen we had to return back to the Joypurhut (জয়পুরহাট) town to find for a hotel.

We have stayed at the Hotel Prithibi (হোটেল পৃথিবী) and took a cheaper room after a bargain. And at the next day, we returned back to the Paharpur bihar (পাহারপুর বৌদ্ধ বিহার) again to explore. We couldn't do it yesterday as it was already dark that time. And unfortunately enough, we couldn't manage the room too. But best of luck for you. I believe you can.


In English, in written form the place's name can be written as Shottopir Bhita (সত্যপীর ভিটা) as well.

Satyapir Bhita (সত্যপীর ভিটা),
Union: Paharpur(পাহাড়পুর ইউনিয়ন),
Upazila: Bodolgachhi(বদলগাছী উপজেলা),
District: Naogaon(নওগাঁ জেলা),
Country: Bangladesh(বাংলাদেশ)
GPS coordinate: (25° 1'51.08"N, 88°58'50.88"E)

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