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Bakreshwar is a small temple town on the edge of the Chota Nagpur plateau. It is 59 km from Santiniketan and 19 km from Siuri. There are nine hot springs, naturally rich in therapeutic minerals. It is believed that Lord Shiva was pleased with the penance of an ancient sage, Ashtabakra, and blessed Bakreshwar as a Siddhapith.

Bakranath Shiva Temple is the main attraction. 250 smaller Shiva temples surround this mandir. Bakreshwar thermal power plant and Bakreshwar Dham are other places to visit. The nearest railway station is at Bolpur.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Birbhum

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