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BHUVANESHWARI TEMPLE


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Bhuvaneswari temple is the famous Hindu Temple situated on the bank of Gomati at Udaipur in Tripura. The Bhuvanesari temple has been immortalized by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in his novel ‘Rajarshi’ and drama ‘Bisharjan’. The temple is situated besides the river Gomati and is located close to the old royal palace which lies in ruins today.
The Bhuvaneswari temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneswari and was built in the 17th century by Maharaja Govinda Manikya. It is estimated that the temple was constructed in around 1660 to 1675 AD. Before shifting capital to Agartala, Udaipur was the official residence of the Manikya dynasty and the capital of the kingdom. The beautiful temple is perched upon a three-foot elevated porch. There is a four chaala roof, stupas at the entrance and a core chamber that completes the architecture of the temple. Flower-patterned motifs are the highlights of the temple that adorn the pillars and the stupas. The temple is frequently visited by Hindu devotees who consider it as an important religious destination of Tripura.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit this place is almost all round the year.

HOW TO REACH

Airport: The nearest airport being situated at Agartala, you have to reach Agartala, from where you can fetch a bus or taxi to reach the temple.
Railhead: The nearest rail head is Kumarghat on N. E. Railway. It is 1475 km from Kolkata via Guwahati and 140 km from Agartala. From here you can pick a bus or taxi to reach the temple.
Road Transport: The Temple is situated close to the capital city of Agartala in Tripura, which is well linked to this place by road. NH 44 connects the state with many north eastern states by road. Agartala, the capital of Tripura, is connected by regular bus services with all sub-divisional towns of Tripura. Besides, bus service is also available from Silchar, Guwahati, Karimganj and Shillong.