Shalbon Buddhist Temple, Comilla [Travel Guide]

Shalban Buddhist Temple, Comilla, Credit: Sarwar Badhan

Moynamati Museum near Shalbon Bihar Many valuable manuscripts are found during the excavation of Sreebhadra Mahavihara, Kolara Mura, Charpatra Mura, Rupanamura, Itakhola Mura, Ananda Vihara, Ranir Bangla, and Bhoj Raja's house.

For the preservation and display of these authors, a museum of West-west was set up in front of Salban on the south side of Shalvan Bihar in Comilla Kotbari in 1965. The Buddha's huge bronze statue is located on the left side of the entrance of the museum.

Then there are statues of Buddha standing in sandy stone. It is estimated in the 7th century. There are two copper rule in the 12-13th century. Among the other important items, the huge bell of bronze (370 kg weighing), Shiva's vehicle of black stone, Burma manuscript of Talpata is one of the most important.

The building became the English 'T' because it did not accommodate the space for displaying important material on the museum's foundation, expanding its southern side in 1970-71. There are 42 receptions in the entire museum building. So that the contents are displayed. From the left side of the entrance of the museum, the show begins with exhibition at No.1 and turns round the clock and ends at the right hand corner of the entrance at the 42nd entrance.

Demonstration of exhibit reservoirs in the exhibit reservoirs, land design, metal sculpture, ancient coins, earthen stamps, burnt pottery, bronze statues, stone statues, iron nails, stone beads, ornaments, . Apart from this, some stones and bronze statues have been kept at various places in the museum building on the floor. Some of these statues are collected from different parts of ancient Samatata.

Notable stones and bronze statue in the museum are: various posturing Buddha statues standing on a variety of stones, three types of Vikram Vishnu Murti, statues of idols, Murshi statues, statue of Parvati, Harogauri murtis, Nandi statues, Mahishmardini statues, Manasa statues, Ganesh idols, Surya idols, And the thunderbolt statue of bronze. There are also bronze statues and statues. In this museum there is an hour of huge bronze made in the museum. Whose weight is 500 Kg.

Gold and silver coins found in Mainamati are preserved in the museum's premises. Terracotta plaques Bronze and copper products. Iron made products Different types of clay toys. Wooden work patterns. Ancient manuscript manuscripts written on cotton paper Various samples of pottery etc.

Tickets Price

There are ticket takers in front of the museum gate, each ticket is worth twenty taka, but a child under five years does not need a ticket. However, the admission rate for the students of secondary level has been fixed at Tk 5. For SAARC foreign visitors, the ticket price is one hundred taka and for other foreign visitors the ticket price is two hundred taka.

Closed-open schedules:

In the summer, the Mainamati museum is open from 10am to 6pm. The middle is closed from 1pm to 1.30pm for half an hour. And in the winter 9am to 5pm the Mainnamati museum is open. In winter, it is closed from 1pm to 1.30pm. And for the Jumma prayers on Friday, the munamati museum is closed from 12.3 to 3. Sunday is open for general holidays and on Monday, 2:00. The official museum is closed on any special day.

How to go

Distance from Dhaka to Comilla is only 2 hours and 30 minutes. Tisha and Asia line ahead of bus service to the front. You can ride on any one of the streets of Comilla. For those who want to come from Chittagong, Prince Saudia will be good. The interesting fact is that the train takes less time from Chittagong to Comilla than buses, only 3 hours and 30 minutes. Bus takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Comilla came to Tamasam Bridge bus stand. Get CNG stand there. If you want to go to the reserve, it will cost 10 rupees. You will get CNG Wala in Kotbari. From here there will be auto rickshaw, Shalvan Bihar. Rent will cost 5 taka The Mainamati Museum near the Shalban Buddhist monastery. Do not forget to see Mainamati war cemetery on the way to coming.

Where to stay

There are several hotels and guest houses, including Comilla Club, Comilla City Club, and here. There are all types of AC or non AC arrangements. The cost of each night will be between 1 thousand and 3 thousand taka. Besides, there are hotels Chandrima, Hotel Sonali, Hotel, Shalban, Hotel, Nidrabab, Ashik Rest House etc. Rent between 200 to 600 rupees.

Ashiq Residental Rest House - Address: 186, Nazrul Avenue, Comilla, Contact: 68781
Hotel Abedin - Address: Station Road, Comilla, Contact: 76014
Hotel Nurjahan - Address: Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, Comilla, Contact: 68737
Hotel Sonali - Address: Kandirpar Chattar, Comilla, Contact: 63188

There is also a bird near the Shalvan Buddhist Vihara. You can also stay there in the bird contact.

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