Pictures and Information of Heritage Buildings of Dhamrai in Bangladesh: Dhamrai Rath Yatra & Metal Crafts Workshop

Dhamrai Jagannath Roth Temple in Dhamrai Upazila 

Dhamrai Jagannath Roth is a chariot temple in Bangladesh. Dhamrai Rath Yatra is devoted to the Hindu God Jagannath. It is located in Dhamrai Upazila of Dhaka District. The Jagannath Roth Yatra is a legendary Hindu festival that attracts thousands of people happens once in a year (every June or July according to the Hindu calendar).

Dhamrai Rath Yatra is one of the most significant occasions for the Hindu population in Bangladesh. Sri Jagannath (Lord of the World) is supposed to be the living form of Lord Vishnu, one among the Sacred Hindu Trinity of Gods (Brahma-The Creator, Vishnu-The Preserver, and Shiva-The Destroyer). Lord Jagannath is also supposed to be the divinity form of Lord Krishna.

It is deemed as a religious act and the giant processions attend the chariots. They play devotional songs with trumpets, tambourines, drums, etc. A sight of Lord Jagannath on the chariot is thought to be very fortunate.

The saints, poets, and scriptures have constantly glorified the holiness of this distinctive festival. The blessedness of the festival is such that even contact with the chariot or even the ropes with which these are pulled is regarded as adequate to bestow the results of various virtuous acts or penance for times.

Buses to Dhamrai go by the National Martyrs’ Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Saudha), a contraction 50m-high monument to the millions who pass away in the struggle for freedom. This memorial is housed in well-preserved gardens. The memorial is in the suburbs of the developed town of Savar.

Workshop in Dhamrai: Dhamrai Metal Crafts Workshop

Dhamrai is chiefly a Hindu village with a few existing metal craft workshops. It will be a remarkable trip from Dhaka to Dhamrai and is mainly worthwhile in chief Hindu festivals.

The easily reached three workshops in the village have rejuvenated the prehistoric lost-wax technique of making bronze and brass statues. The possessor, Sukanta Banik, converses excellent English. He is delighted always to give guests a guided tour of his family’s fine-looking old abode and its captivating workshop.

There is no force to purchase anything but there are several objects on sale that make exceptional reminders. Just away from the workshop, there is a passageway on the left side. That shows the way to the village’s principal Hindu temple. This temple is built adjacent to the earliest Shiva temple which is now being gulped by the bushes.


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