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Chakla Dham Loknath Mandir – Timings, How To Reach, Hotels

Chakla Dham is an important religious attraction located in West Bengal. It is the birthplace of Hindu Yogi Baba Lokenath in the 18th Century.

The Chakla temple is devoted to Baba Lokenath and many devotees all around the year visit this holy temple to attain salvation. They also tie “Dhagas” near the temple for the fulfillment of their deepest desires.


In this article, you will get to know the following details about the Chakla Dham and the Loknath Mandir located there,

I will also share my experience of the place. So let’s see each of these points in detail.

Chakla Dham Loknath Mandir timings

The timings of the Chakla Dham Loknath temple are,

Mandir timings8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Puja timings8 AM to 12 AM (Morning) & 3 PM to 8 PM (Evening)
Raj Bhog distribution timings12:30 PM
Sandhya Arati timings6:00 PM


How to reach Chakla Dham

Chakla Dham is located in the Denganga Tehsil in North 24 paraganas. You can reach the Chakla Dham both through the Train route or by road.

By Road:

Kolkata to Chakla Dham distance54 km

To reach Chakla Dham by road, you can take the Jessore road coming from Bongoan, Habra, or Kolkata. Taking a turn at the Guma crossing on the Jessore Road you will first come across Badar Bazar and finally Chakla village. It will take approximately 20 minutes from there to reach the Dham.

We followed this route from Kolkata. It took us about 2 hours to reach via Barasat.

You can also visit this place on your way back from Taki.

By Train:

If you want to take the train route, you can catch any train towards Habra from Sealdah and get down at Guma Railway station. It will take approximately 30 minutes to reach Chakla Dham from there.

You can also take a train towards Basirhat and get down at Harua Road Railway Station. From there, take an Auto to reach Chakla Dham.

History of Chakla Dham

The idol of Baba Lokenath at Chakla Dham

Baba Lokenath was born in a Hindu family in the year 1730 on the auspicious day of Janmashtami.

His father Shri Ramnarayan and mother Kamala Devi have four sons and wanted to devote one of his sons in the spiritual world to the path of the lord. Eventually, the parents of Baba Lokenath send him into the spiritual world to become a ‘Sanyasi’.


There is a controversy on the fact that whether the birthplace of Lokenath was originally Chakla Dham or it was Kachua Dham. Many of them feel that Kachua Dham was Lokenath Baba’s original birthplace.

The saint went to many places and at last, he reached Baradi near Dhaka where a wealthy family built him a haven, which was later recognized as his ashram.

About the Chakla Dham Temple

Chakla Dham compound

The Chakla Dham temple is entirely built of marble. Raja Nrisingha Deb Roy started the construction of the temple and later his widow Rani Shankari completed it. You can spend a full day watching the heavenly beauty of the Dham.

You will see many sculptures at the entrance and the sculpture of the bull is the main center of attraction. The bull generally symbolizes strength, power, courageousness, determination, and fighting spirit.

The temple is constructed on a massive land and the area contains many small houses dedicated to religious purposes. There is a large hall is opened every day for the daily serving of Bhog or Prasad. There is also a grand reservoir which is the spot from where the spiritual expansion of Baba Loknath began.


There are sales counters too which sell photos, books, audio, and CDs of Lokenath Baba. There is also a big parking lot in front of the main gate.

The small hamlet in Chakla has seen improvements in the social and economic conditions of the local people as they earn their livelihood through their local contribution to the temple. They believe that due to the blessings of Baba Lokenath, the village people earn a daily wage by selling sweets, fruits, and flowers as well.

Main events and activities

Chakla Dham Temple

The temple opens once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

In the morning, it opens at 8 AM. The Balyavog is given at 8.30 AM. The Raj vog distribution and the vog Arti take palace at 12:30 PM. The sandhya Arti occurs at 6 PM and the mandir closes at 10:00 PM in the night. Devotees can have ‘Bhogs’ daily at noon by showing their coupons.

The Puja Thali is available outside the main gate of the temple. This place is also known as Dala Market.

The Chakla Sevasharam organizes many special events and there is a huge confluence of devotees and followers of Baba Lokenath.

Special arrangements are made during the Tirodhan Utsav which is a 3-day Mangolik Utsav. It is believed that on this day, Baba Lokenath left his material body at about 160 years of age.


The temple is also beautifully decorated on the Janmashtami Utsav. Mangaldip occasion, which is also known as Kartik Brata, is celebrated in grandeur on the last Saturday evening of Kartik Mash. Many followers also visit the temple in the Mangoloik Jogya which falls on the full moon and new moon day of every month.

Besides this, the temple authority also arranges special festivals on Makar Sankranti, Poila Boisakh, Poush Sankranti, and Nandotsav to pay tribute to Baba Lokenath.

Food And Accommodations at Chakla Dham

You can relish the ‘Bhog’ distributed on the temple premises. Also, there are several other small hotels, where you can also enjoy meals including rice, dal, and fresh vegetable curry that are brought by the local farmers.

You can stay in the Sri Lokenath Sevashram Sangha or you can also book other hotels nearby, like Sonar Bangla.

Nearby places to visit near Chakla Dham

If you visit Chakla Dham, then you must also visit the nearby Kacchua Dham. Another place that you can include in your trip is the ancient ruins of Chandraketugarh.

Chakla Moha Soshan and Chakla Sarbojonin Durga Mondir are popular places nearby.

If you are searching for eternal peace and happiness, Chakla Dham and Kacchua Dham are the perfect places for you to visit. These religious spots attract many devotees all around the year.

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