Bangladesh Simple math of life
Millions are waiting to welcome you to this great delta where life is simple like the green fields, struggle for livelihood is like the flowing rivers, songs of the common is the strength, and no challenge can stop the smile. At all the adverse the people never forget to smile and always they welcome you with a great smile, wherever you visit.
The commoners are growing crops, weaving clothes, milking cow, still they sing songs that is why the folk song of Bangladesh is Oral World Heritage. This land of rivers is blessed with good earth for its people and the world’s two mighty rivers Padma and Brahmaputra join here in Bangladesh and the waves of this rivers bring smile for the boatmen and fishermen.
The treasure is overwhelming. Different religion, different races had mingled in this great land and has kept its print, every now and then the treasure is becoming richer with new findings and excavation. The Northern heritages has influences from the Muslims, Buddhist, Hindus and also Christianity.
Bangladesh is also a part of the silk routes, part of Grand Trunk Road and so much to discover and explore.
Take a look with a smile, surprises awaits to be explored, experience the inner meaning of peace, by learning the congenial living pattern of the Bengalese. This challenge taking nation has created many bench marks like micro credit, women lib, education, health care and so on.
Explore the people culture heritages and learn the simple math’s of life.
Dhaka : Capital of the Mughals
A place from yesteryears not unfolded by historians, until the Mughals uncovered as the Capital, then the journey starts. Muslin was its pride, which reached even the pyramids of Egypt. Today the modern capital of Bangladesh, with millions surviving.
It carries legacy of pre Mughal to Mughal, British to present time with old and modern structure mingling together. The Mughal Fort, Dhakeswari temple, Armenian Church, Pink Palace, Curzon Hall, narrow Hindu street and the modern most icon of Louis I. Kahn, the Parliament, all charming with the colourful rickshaws and the old part of the city on the bank of river Buriganga, the boats and the activities on the river is a must see and has a charm in it, in the words of many, this is a charming living museum.
All awaits to unfold and give you a charm of it….walk the narrow streets….take a rickshaw ride….even a horse cart ride….all so colourful and the smiling masses.
Treasure of the North
North Bengal, the richest of the treasure of Bangladesh in Heritages. All the way from Dinajpur to Rajshahi, you can find several ruins of Buddhist monasteries, Hindu Temple, mosques, with different motifs, in terra-cotta lifestyle, flora and fauna, black stone statue and so on. All different culture came and lost but the remains are there for you to rediscover.
Paharpur, a World Heritage known as the single largest Buddhist monastery in the world, Mahasthan, the metropolis dated back to 4 century BC. Kantajee temple depicting stories from Mahabharat and Ramayana, a marvelous masterwork on each piece of stone carved by the Muslim artisans. A large number of terracotta mosque around Rajshahi, Varendra Museun, proud of having the largest and rare collection of Black stone statue made by the artisans of Bengal. Rajshahi, is also famous for growing best of the mangoes, walk through the gardens and if in summer you can pluck them. The tribes and their culture in this region is also fascinating, visit the village and their mud houses.
The Hill Culture
Bangladesh is the largest delta in the world, little known about the hills. The Chittagong Hill Tracts is a combination of three hill districts and it cradle a culture different from the Bengalese. A large number of tribes, all have their own identity, culture and religion. The tribes are spread over the three sister districts of the Hills, Khagrachari, Rangamati and Banderban, all of the district are distinctive of their own. Rangamati has been the Queen of the hills with Chakma the major tribe and vast lake of Kaptai, known as the Asia’s largest man made lake. Bandarban have the hill rivers and the hieghest peaks and Khagrachari for its cave. Marma, Bawm, Tipra, and the most fascinating Muru. They are all colourful and have different lifestyle. The tribal bazar are also has a charm of its own.
Sunderbans, queen of the nature.
World’s largest mangrove forest and habitat of the largest number of tigers in the world. The 10000 sq km. forest are divided with cluster of islands and the islands are full of different vegetation, many a colourful birds Asiatic crocodile, herds of spotted deer, wild boar and many aquatic creatures. Even you may see the river dolphins.
The nature itself is a matter of enchantment and criss-cross the rivers and canals crossing across and then boating the canals, birr watching and looking for the tiger while walking through the forest with careful steps. An unforgettable and memorable experience.
Buddhist Circuit of Bangladesh
Bangladesh was rich with Buddhist culture. Buddhism flourished here from the time of Buddha, there are evidence of presence of Buddha in some of the Viharas. Famous scholars of Buddhism also grew in this soil, like Atisha Dipankara. Bangladesh has innumerable numbers of Buddhist sites all around the country.
Some are very famous and Paharpur is the master piece of them and a WH site, which is the single largest Buddhist monastery in the world. Several others are located in North Bengal, Comilla, and on the Hills you see the practicing Buddhism. New established Pagodas and Khyang.