How to get to the historic Dibar Dighi, Naogaon.
Digantajora Dighi is one of the beauties of Anabil village-Bangla of our country. The vast lakes have added a different dimension of beauty to the form of ancient Bengal. Just as this Bengal has a treasure trove of impeccable natural beauty and ancient installations, so too they are surrounded by innumerable legends, folktales and myths. Similarly, there are various folk tales and fables surrounding the dighis of different districts. And the beauty of the lakes is also very eye-catching. Who doesn’t like to be immersed in the cool waters of these beautiful lakes. One such historical dighi is Dibar dighi in Naogaon. Don’t forget to visit this lake surrounded by natural beauty and antiquities.
16 km from Patnitala upazila of Naogaon district. To the west is the historic Dibar Dighi on the Sapahar-Naogaon road. Apart from the historical background of Dibar Dighi, there is immense natural beauty. As you enter the main ghat of the lake, you will be greeted by a road surrounded by weeping fir trees on both sides. Hundreds of acres of land on the banks of the Dighi are covered with social forestry projects with various local and foreign trees and huge mango and jackfruit orchards on the west bank of the Dighi. There are many folk tales and fictions surrounding the lake. In the middle of this tank is an amazingly intact granite stone pillar. Even today it bears witness to the heroism of the Bengalis of the distant past. Such a large pillar made of eight angled granite stone in the middle of a half square bigha lake is rare in Bangladesh. It is called Jayasthambha. To all, the lake is known as Karmakar Reservoir. The total height of the pillar is 31 feet 6 inches. The lower part of the water is 6 feet 3 inches and the upper part of the water is 25 feet 5 inches. The diameter of the pillar is 10 feet 4 inches. The circumference of each corner is 1 foot 3 inches. The surface of the pillar is adorned with grooved ornaments. According to the British archaeologist Sir Alexander Canning Hum, it is the work of the eminent king Bhima, the son of Rudrak, the brother of King Divyak of Kairavati for a century. It is believed that this monument was erected in the middle of the lake as a memento of his victory over the Pala dynasty during his reign. It is made by cutting an intact stone. In addition to the four corners of the pillar, there are three consecutive lines on the top of this huge pillar which enhances the beauty of the pillar. At the top of the pillar is an aesthetic work which still retains the memory of the king.
There is a long creek from the west to the south of the lake. The flow of the creek through the forest during the rainy season will remind you of the Sundarbans. This creek flows through different areas and joins the Atrai river. The main attraction here is the special landforms of the Barind region. If you want to see that, you have to visit Barind area. The land that has become like a gallery at the top of the lake is really amazing. During the monsoon season, the Dibar Dighi area takes on a different look. At that time paddy was cultivated in the area. Seeing the greenery in the paddy fields playing with high and low waves will connect both your soul and your eyes. Both natural beauty and historical monuments will fill your mind.
How to get there:
Buses like Hanif Enterprise, Al Nafi etc. leave Dhaka for Naogaon. You can come to Sapahar by these buses and go to Dibar Dighi by van or rickshaw. The rent will be 10 rupees. You can also get off at Dibar Dighi by taking the Sapahar bus from the bus terminal. The bus will take one and a half to two hours.
Where to stay:
There are some residential hotels to stay in Sapahar. Moreover, if you want, you can also stay in Naogaon Sadar. Here you will find good quality residential hotels. Here you will get a room for 150 to 1500 rupees. You will also get ACO room. In that case the cost will be a bit more.