Shibganj’s Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) AZM Sharjil Hasan said the incident took place at Boro Pekurtola Sharbojonin Puja Sangha at Alidanga in the municipality past 3am.
The burned a part of the temple.
President of the temple committee Milon Paul said the incident had created panic among the local Hindu community.
The civil and police administration officials of the Upazila visited the spot.
The incident comes on the second day of the two-day shutdown called by the Jamaat-e-Islami protesting the death sentence handed down to party stalwart Delwar Hossain Sayedee for war crimes in 1971.
Incidents of attack on the houses of the minority Hindu community in Chittagong, Barisal, Noakhali and Gazipur, loot of valuables and desecration of temples and idols were reported in the attacks.