PM Modi to visit Matua Mandir in Bangladesh; Know about the temple!
Matua is the birthplace of Guru Harichand Thakur and Guruchand Thakur. Also, it is also the site of Matua Mahasangh which has a large scale Namasudra.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go to Bangladesh on 26 March. PM Modi did not visit any country last year due to Corona virus pandemic. Narendra Modi will participate in the Gloden Jubilee celebrations to mark the 50 years of Bangladesh's independence.
PM Modi on Bangladesh Visit:
On March 27, PM will also visit the Matua temple located in Arokandi. His move is seen as a strong bond between the two countries. At the same time, some people are also looking at linking it to the assembly elections in Bengal.
PM Modi will be in Bangladesh for two days. He is reaching Bangladesh at the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. At the time when PM Modi will visit Matua temple, then Shantanu Thakur, MP from Bongaon, West Bengal will also be present in Arkandi.
Matau Mandir in Bangladesh:
Shantanu is a well-known face of the Matua community, and in such a situation people are believing that somewhere it can be a strategy to woo the voters.
Orkandi, Matua is the birthplace of Guru Harichand Thakur and Guruchand Thakur. Also, it is also the site of Matua Mahasangh which has a large scale Namasudra. On PM's visit to Matua, Shantanu Thakur said that there will be a huge crowd of members of Matua community in Orkandi. PM will pray in the temple here.
After the Rajbanshis in North Bengal, Matua is a follower of Hinduism who is trying his luck in the West Bengal elections. Matua community candidates are in the fray for seven seats. PR Thakur, an ancestor of Harichand-Guruchand Thakur, has been a member of the Congress.
About Matua Mandir:
Matua Maha sangh or also known as MMS was a religious movement which is believed to have started around 1860. A large number of people from both Bangladesh and West Bengal participated in this movement. Matua, people of Hindu sect and they are considered as Namasudra, which is a backward class.
The movement was started by Hirachand Thakur. He also used to come from backward classes. According to historian Shekhar Bandopadhyay, Thakur was introspective. His followers still believe that he was an incarnation of God. He was born to liberate slavery in this world. He started the Matua Panth.