Bangladesh is a land that has made a lot of history . Everywhere there are places of historical interest . Visits to such places bear a great educative value. So after the annual examinitation , we visited Mahasthangarh .
On january 2,2005 we started for our visit . we went to Bogra by bus and stayed there overnight. The following day after breakfast we set out for Mahastangarh. It was only a few kilometers away from Bogra town. We went by rickshaw. When we reached Mahasthangarh a glorious chapter of old history opened up before our eyes.
Mahasthangarh was the site of Pundranagar . Pundranagar was the capital of the Mouryas Guptas . Senas and other Hindu kings . The old city was about 2000 metres long and 1500 wide and was surrounded by a wall . Once it was a very flourishing city.
Mahasthangarh stands on the western bank of the river Korotoa . There are some elevated places near Mahasthangarh . These places are known as ‘ vitas’ kundas’ , Ghous ‘ and’ Dhaps ‘ One part of the dried river is known as the ghat of Kankabati. There is a museum at Mahasthangarh . Some images , dics , ornaments and pots excavated from Mahasthangarh have been kept in the museum.
We have seen all these relics of the past and learnt a lot of things about our past civilization .
We have spent the day at Mahasthangarh and started back for Bogra in the evening . We enjoyed the day . It was a great pleasure to be at Mahasthangarh . It was indeed a rewarding visit.