Bakreshwar.jpgBakreshwar is another of the Pithas. It also has hot springs. Bakreshwar is the site of a large upcoming thermal power plant.

According to Hindu belief, an insulted Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, sacrificed herself at an yagna which was being performed by her father Dakshmaharaj. Angry with this incident Lord Shiva started the tandava nritya (a dance of destruction). This forced Lord Vishnu to use his Sudershan chakra to cut the body of Sati into several places. Sati's body was thus scattered all over what is presently the Indian subcontinent. There are 51 such holy spots where temples have been erected and they are called Pithas or the Shakti Pithas. Some of the Pithas are in West Bengal. The most popular of them are Kalighat (in Calcutta), Bakreshwar and TARAPITH.

  • From Calcutta:By train from Howrah to  Bolpur. Then by bus to Bakreshwar.
  • By Road:From Calcutta by bus directly to Bakreswar (229 KM).
  • Lodging:WBTDC Tourist Lodge.

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