Sugandha Shakti Peeth About | Architecture | How to Reach

Maa Sugandha is a beautiful temple or part of 51 Shakti Peethas located on the banks of the Sunanda River in Shikarpur village, just 21 km north of Barisal in Bangladesh. It has believed that this is where Mother's Nasika (Nose) fell, and the temple has been dedicated to Sunanda, with Bhairav or Shiva known as Trimbak. The temple's old premises are a testament to its rich history, making it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a spiritual experience. The temple walls are engraved with images of gods and goddesses, making it a Shaktipeeth of utmost significance mentioned in Bharatchandra's Bengali poem 'Annadamangal'. Although the original idol had been stolen, after that, a new one was installed, believed to be related to the Buddhist system. Flanked by Kartik, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and Ganesha, the idol is a spectacle view to behold. Ugratara Suganda Devi, wielding a sword, Khekra, Neelpad, and Narmund's garland, presides over the temple, and visitors have left in awe of the grandeur and power it holds. 

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About Temple

The temple's location next to the flowing waters of the Sunanda River is undoubtedly a blessing. It adds a new dimension of charm to the temple's impressive features. Witnessing the temple's reflection on the river's surface during the first light of day is an overwhelming experience that leaves one speechless. The breathtaking sight elevates the temple's visit to unparalleled magnificence. The temple complex is an awe-inspiring sight, crafted entirely from stone and adorned with intricate images and statues of various gods. The sculptures are mesmerizing, leaving visitors wondering about the temple's grandeur. The marble used in the temple gleams brilliantly in the sunlight, and its reflection on the river's water is a breathtaking sight that one must visit. 

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The Sugandha Shakti Peeth Temple is a stunning example of traditional Bengali temple architecture. It has constructed from red bricks. The single tower with a conical shape is exquisite, adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures that are a sight to behold. Surrounded by lush greenery, makes this temple a peaceful and serene setting. Visitors must pass through a small gate to enter the temple that leads to a courtyard surrounded by a boundary wall. The main shrine is located in the centre of the yard, surrounded by smaller shrines dedicated to other deities. The idol has placed on a pedestal beautifully decorated with flowers, incense sticks, and other offerings. Additionally, the temple boasts a large pond, which has considered to be holy. Devotees typically dip in the pond before entering the temple as it has believed to cleanse the body and purify the mind.


The major festival celebrated here is Shiva Chaturdasi, celebrated on the 14th moon of March. The Shiva Chaturdashi festival is genuinely magnificent. The atmosphere in the temple during this time is mesmerizing. Navaratri is another fantastic festival celebrated with the same energy and devotion. Witnessing the special ceremonies and rituals carried out during these days is always awe-inspiring. The other festivals celebrated here are Durga Pooja, Kali Pooja, Navratri, and Janmashtami.

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Nearby Places To Visit

  • Mundpasha Shree Shree Durgaam Temple

  • Church of Bangladesh

  • Thakur Bari

  • National Tourism And Picnic Spot

  • Sher -e -Bangla Memorial Museum 

  • Surya Monir Fair Grounds

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Best Season to visit: January to December.

Temple Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

How To Reach

1. By reaching Bari Sal in Bangladesh, Shikarpur village can be reached from there. Shaktipeeth is 20 kilometres away from Barisal. 

2. The nearest railway station is Jhalkiti, from where the temple is at a distance of 8 kilometres, and the nearest airport is at Barisal.


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