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Nabadwip is known as one of the most prominent pilgrimage destination for the Vaishnavas. It was here that Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the founder of Vaishnav religion and great social reformer were born and spent the considerable period of his lifetime. This historic town is situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River in Nadia District of West Bengal.
Located at a distance of 20 km from Krishna Nagar, the town used to be a well known center of education, religion and culture during the bygone era. Nabadwip also possesses a rich historical significance. During the 12th century, it used to serve as the capital of Sena dynasty under the rule of King Lakshman sena. Later captured by Muhammed Bakhtiyar Khilji, it saw a brief Muslim rule as well
Today, Nabadwip is a hub of religious fervor, devotion as well as famous festivals. A number of temples belonging to different sects like the Vaishnavs, Shivaites and the Shaktas are situated here earning it the title of a ‘temple town’. Constituting both old & new, these temples attract devotees from all parts of the world who come here to be a part of its religious fervor.
Some of the most frequented destination at Nabadwip includes:
Sonar Gouranga Temple
ISKON Temple complex
During the Bengali month of Aghrayan, the Nabadwip Town adorns a new look full of festivities & celebrations, as this is the time of annual Rash Festival. Devotees, tourists and local people revel in the atmosphere and a simple rickshaw ride to roam around the town and savoring its ethnicity.