Nabadwip is a historic place in West Bengal which is situated on the western banks of Bhagirathi River. During 12th century under the rule of Ballal Sen, Nabadwip was the capital of Bengal Empire. During ancient era Nabadwip was the great centre of intellectual and learning prowess and for 5 centuries it was entitled as the “Oxford of East”. At present time Nabadwip is a prime religious and pilgrimage center, which attracts millions of devotees and visitors every year. In native language, Nabadwip stands for new island. Associated with the birth of Lord Shri Chaitanya, Nabadwip is a religious hub for many devotees traveling to West Bengal region. The city of Nabadwip is full of ancient temples.
It is one of the most famous temples of Nabadwip. Sonar Gouranga Temple is renowned for the Golden Shrine of great social reformer and saint, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Pratap Chandra Goshswami, a follower of revered Sage is said to have built the temple. Visitors can see the footwear of this revered saint which has been preserved in a class case while visiting the temple.
It is a sacred temple founded in 1941 by Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Mahara, a follower of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is devoted to Lord Chaitanya, who was believed to be a reincarnation of Lord Krishna. The idyllic ambiance of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math has become a sojourn for travelers who are in search of solitude.
Located in Barisha it is an ancient Hindu Temple. Devoted to Lord Shiva, Dwadas Shiva Mandir is made out of cluster of 12 temples. It was built over 300years in athchala architectural style by Raja Santosh Ray Chowdhury. Travelers can admire the intricate floral design of the sacred temples. During Maha Shivaratri Dwadas Shiva Mandir is flooded with large number of devotees.
Festive seasons are considered the best time to visit Nabadwip.