Har Har Mahadev
Do you know the “Tandav Nritya”?
let me tell you in short…when Dakhsyaraj insulted Lord Shiva, Sati(another form of Parvati) could not bear the incident and sacrificed her life in the same Yagna(fire worship ritual) performed by her own father(Dakshyaraj),for this incident Lord Shiva lost control over himself and became so angry that he started the Tandava Nritya(Dance of Destruction) taking Sati on his shoulder…so this is all about Tandava Nritya.
So happened next?
Seeing the destructive dance of Lord Shiva lord Vishnu realized that the creation is at a stake, so he hit upon a plan to preserve the creation and using Sudarshan Chakra he cut the body of Sati gradually, the different of Sati’s body fell in different places and termed as Satis pith or “Shakti Pith”, today I visited of them that is Bakreswar where the eyebrow of Sati fell.
It is certain that where is Sati there must Lord Shiva around…no exception here.
This is the mythological story of Bakreswar.
In the day of Shivratri and on the Mondays of the month Shravana(June-July) large numbers of pilgrimages visit this place to worship Lord Shiva, after taking bath in the hot spring they visit the temple and perform Puja. The crowd is really noticeable, a fair is also held during Shivratri and in the month of Shravana(considered as the worshiping month of Lord Shiva)
entrance of bathing Place…
Taking Bath before Puja…
There are separate accommodation for bathing for gents and Ladies with clean and clear room for change.
There two more interesting things can be seen here…
Natural Hot Spring
The most interesting thing that can be seen here is the natural hot spring, which is existing for long years and still in the same form, the temperature of this spring is approx. 66 degree Celsius, so far I have come to know that the Helium gas under the earth surface of this place is coming out for several years and making the spring hot. The surprising fact is if you throw rice here they will not be boiled.
It is said that…before the earthquake the water of this spring start to vibrate and seeing this the local people easily understand that an earthquake will take place very soon.
another interesting fact that can herd here is about the cremation ground….it is said that the burning of dead bodies never stop here, I heard 8 years back, then again 6 years back when I visited with my maternal uncle and aunty, then again heard three years back and now again.
New addition of this place is the 10 feet long Shiva linga of white marble that has brought from Croesia…
Many small sized temples can be seen here out of the boundary of the min temple, now a days they are fighting enough to exist
Now the Main Gate of the Temple
this is the way to enter the temple of Maa Parvati
How to Reach:-
Bakreswar is in the district of Birbhum(West Bengal), in between Suri, the district town and Dubrajpur. Buses are available from Suri and Dubrajpur and its average 40minutes bus ride from both the places.
STC buses from Kolkata and trains are available from Howrah to Suri and its always better to visit Bakreswar through Suri if you are coming from Kolkata coz you cant reach Dubrajpur directly from Kolkata.
About the place I have shared here is full of wonders, you can call it the eighth wonder of the world.
It’s situated in between my village and my home town, earlier I have visited this place three times but never explored as much as I have explored this time.
How I made the Plan
It was a Saturday in the month of June this year, I was taking rest in my room, getting me in their range two of my students showed interest for a short outing with me, actually from past two years they are interested to go for a tour with me, I don’t know why they are so much interested, earlier we made many plans for our tours but every time those got cancelled for various reasons, most of the time it got cancelled for me….this is true.
So that day when they raised the topic again I thought why not visit a place just for a day and suddenly the name Mama Bhagne Pahar(Maternal Uncle- Nephew Hill) came into my mind, I always like the beauty of the nature so it was the perfect place for me, on the other hand I had to return my home town on the same day.
We planned to start our journey at 8AM and decided to come back home nearly at 2PM so that we could take our lunch in our houses. When we finalized the plan it became almost 9:30PM, my confused mind is responsible for it.
As it was 9; 30pm so naturally it was hard that much shop would remain open still my students visited the market and luckily got some bread in the market.
Next day morning we started our journey from my house, first we availed an Auto and then bus. This hill is situated near Dubrajpur, we got down from bus in Dubrajpur main bus stand and bought some sweets and samosas and then hired a auto and reached our destination.
Here is the View from the main road(Upper) and the entrance(Lower)
Name of the Place
This place is widely known as Mama Bhagne Pahar(Maternal Uncle Nephew Hill) but it has another name also that is Pahareswar(God Of Hills).
1)How this place is Created
The most interesting fact is…how this place has come into existence…coz if you give a scientific view then its natural the thought will come into your mind is….probably long years back there was a volcano and these big rocks are the outputs of that volcano when it was busted but this theory can’t be right coz….
A) there is no such volcano in the 100 km of radius of this place, as I have mentioned earlier that this place is situated in between my village and my home town, so I know the surrounding places very well, there is no such a big volcano that could exert such big rocks, yes there is a very small one and it is situated nearly 50 km away from this place.
B) Now if we consider that may be for the upper mentioned small volcano these rocks have come into existence (Which is almost impossible) then there should be more rocks in between the volcano and this hill but surprisingly there is no such rock available in the 100Km radius of this place….so naturally the question comes into mind….how this place has come into existence?
So, the question which is still remained unsolved is….how such big rocks has come into this place?
What is the secret behind their existence?
Why not such big rocks can’t be found near this place?
The Mythological story behind this place
There are two mythological stories behind the establishment of this place…
During the war with Ravana in Ramayana, Lakshman got hurt by Shaktishel(chanted arrow), thje arrown thrown by Meghnada and the only healing medicine was a plant named Bishalyakarani, which was available only on Dronagiri hill, HanumanJi(Bajrangbali) took the responsibility of bringing the plant from that particular hill but after reaching he became confused by seeing so many plants and herbs and decided to bring the whole hill on his hand….we all know this story.
It is said that when Hanumanji was bringing the hill some the rocks fallen there and then this place was created.
There is another mythological story behind the creation of this place….
Once Lord Shiva became interested to create a place which will lok like Kashi, so he called The God of Builders named Viswakarma and instructed him to make this place overnight but Viswakarma became unable to complete the task in one night and immediately left this and from that time the rocks brought by Viswakarma remained in this place
2) Another wonder that can be found in this place is the balance of two huge sized rocks which are standing in the same position for years after years, these two rocks one is known as Mama (Maternal Uncle) and another one is known as Bhagne(Nephew), surprisingly my first visit in this place happened when I was in my 4th standard, those days I used to live my village, I visited this place with two of my maternal uncles and my Mom, Sister and Grandma.
Unfortunately it’s not possible to take the full pics of these two rocks coz they are situated upon a huge sized rock and that rock is not wide enough, even I tried to click the pics of these two rocks standing at the edge holding the hand of my student still the lens could not cover it.
The Place through My Lens
Me and one of my student planned a surprise for my another student, few days ago the birth day of my students has passed, so it was my idea to celebrate his birth day there, without informing him me and my another student bought a cake and a candle and also took a knife from my house, unfortunately we did not get a big cake coz as I said our plan finalized nearly at 9:30pm before the date of our journey and almost all shops in my home town became closed.
Here are some pics of cutting cake…
How to Reach
The best way to reach this place is…avail state transport busses from Kolkata bus stand (Esplanade), you have to avail bus of Kolkata to Suri, buses are available from 5AM to 6PM, now get down at Power House, average travel time is 4:30 hours, from Power House you can hire a rickshaw or taxi, if you hire rickshaw it will take 20 minutes to reach this place and in Taxi it will take 10 minutes.
Another way to reach this place is to avail train Hool Express from Howrah station at 6:45AM, then get down at Dubrajpur station, nearly at 10:31AM you will reach Dubrajpur, hiring a rickshaw you can reach this place, it will need 20 minutes from Dubrajpur station.
My Photos There