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Temple History

Chandranath Temple is a famous Shakti Peeth located near Sitakunda in Bangladesh where, as per Hindu sacred texts, the right arm of Goddess Sati fell. Sitakunda Chandranath Temple is a holy place of pilgrimage. It is located on top of the Chandranath hill.

The Chandranath temple in Sitakundu may have been founded on one of such holy places by an ancient king of the then Chattala (now Chittagong), where it is believed that the right arm of the Goddess "Durga", who is also known as "Sati", fell on the Chandranath hill. Chandranath is also a name of the God "Shiva".

The God Shiva said ,“I live at the mountain Chandrashekhar in this age of Koli” (Koli is the current mythological age according to the hindus).

The name of the place "Sitakundu" also belongs to the myth that the King Ram (the central character of the great hindu epic "the Ramayana") with his wife "Sita" once visited this site during his "Banabas". A "kunda" (pond or water reservoir) was created at that time so that "Sita" could take her bath.

 

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Every year lakhs of people come in this temple to join Shiva Chaturdashi Puja from all over the country. The temple commands a panoramic view and its surroundings are enchanting. The temple's ancient chariot is well known for its wood carvings.

From Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong the temple is around 50 km and from Chittagong railway station it around 47 km. Sitakund Railway Station is 2.2 km from the foothill of Chandranath Hill.
Reach Sitakunda from Chittagong either by train or Bus.
Then go to Sitakunda Bazar. Chandranath hill stands 4 kilometers east from Sitakunda Bazar.
You can go Chandranath hill side with a rickshaw or on foot.
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