Golden temple of Pakulla

Habib Khan writes about a recently renovated centuries-old hindu temple in Tangail
goldThe Sri Sri Radha Kalachad temple was first established in 1195 (Bangla) at Pakullah village under Jamurki union under Mirzapur upazila by social reformer Ram Mohon Saha and Gouro Mohon Saha for local worshippers. Over the past 228 years, the temple has been regularly visited by worshippers from local and distant villages.
As time passed, the temple faced the tests of time. Recently, the locals donated money and with financial aid from Kumudini Welfare Trust and the Tangail District Council, the temple was renovated.
The newly reconstructed Sri Sri Radha Kalachad temple was inaugurated on May 9.
Thousands of people gathered at the inauguration ceremony to see the ‘golden temple’, reconstructed at a cost of one crore 20 lakh takas. Craftsmen from Murshidabadh of West Bengal in India built the temple in five years.
Golden-templeInaugurated through a colourful cultural programme, the inauguration ceremony was chaired by additional secretary of disaster management and relief ministry Sottobroto Saha along with chief guest joint secretary of post and telecommunication ministry Shekhor Chandra Roy and special guest UNO of Mirzapur upazila Md Masum Ahmed, director of Kumudini welfare trust Protiva Mutsuddi, director of Kumudini medical college Doctor Dulal Poddar and Mirzapur upazila freedom fighter council commander Durlov Biswas.
Joydeb Chandra Saha president of Sri Sri Radha Kalachad temple committee and its secretary Chitto Ranjan Saha informed that 80 per cent locals are following the sanatan religion. ‘This is why they helped at establishing the temple to observe their religious customs,’ says Joydeb.

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