Sri Dhamesvara Temple (Mahaprabhu Bari)

The deity of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu in this temple is said to have been worshiped by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s wife, Srimati Vishnupriya, after the Lord took sannyasa. This deity of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu has His arms extended out lovingly towards His devotees. Vishnupriya was sixteen years old when Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu took sannyasa and she disappeared from this material world at the age of ninety-six, so she worshiped this deity for eighty years. Wooden shoes are kept in this temple which are said to have been worn by Lord Caitanya. After Vishnupriya-devi’s disappearance her cousin took the deity to his house. At that time he was living on the eastern side of the Ganga. Later on when his house was washed away by the Ganga he moved to Kuliya-grama on the western side of the Ganga. This Kuliya-grama is known today as the town of Navadvipa. As Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu was the son-in-law of this family, they still to this day worship the deity as their son-in-law.

Darsana times: 5.00 a.m.-12.00 and 1.00-9.00 p.m.

Directions from the market banyan tree: Go down the Porama Tala market road (going towards the ghata) and take the second left. There is a jewellery shop on the corner. It is on the right side of the road after going past some other temples. Above the entrance to this temple is a sign which reads “Dhamesvara Sri Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu”. This temple is approximately a five-minute walk away from Porama Tala.

Presiding deity: Dhamesvara Mahaprabhu


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