शहीद स्मारक, पूर्णिया (Shaheed Smarak / Town Hall) – Purnea

Shaheed Smarak / Town Hall, Purnea

The Shaheed Smarak is one of the major attractions in Purnea City. The names of 56 Martyrs have been inscribed on this.

This place was earlier constructed as Victoria Memorial Town Hall during British era, which later got changed into Shaheed Smarak.

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कैथोलिक चर्च, पूर्णिया (Catholic Church) – Purnea

Roman Catholic Church of Purnea

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Purnea is a diocese located in the city of Purnea. 318,190 The Holy Father John XXIII, by the Apostolic Bull, "Exultet Sancta Mater Ecclesia", established the Diocese of Dumka on August 8, 1962.

36 years later hence the Diocese of Purnea is born from Dumka through a declaration of Pope John Paul II on August 11, 1998. It is an Angelus Church.

The history of the Catholic diocese of Purnea can be traced back not just to these 36 years, but to almost 236 years. Records show that in 1773 Purnea district of that time was already forming part of the Vicariate of the Great Moghul, which was served by the Jesuits and later by the Carmelites. Subsequently, Rome attached Purnea to the neighbouring Prefecture of Tibet under the Capuchins, with Patna as its headquarters. In 1820 it became part of the Agra Vicariate. By then the Capuchin Fathers had been regularly visiting Purnea from differ…

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बाबा वरुणेश्वर धाम, बड़हरा, पूर्णिया (Baba Varuneshwar Dham, Barhara) – Purnea

Baba Varuneshwar Dham, Barhara, Purnea

This temple is situated near on the banks of Varuna river under Barhara Kothi prakhand. This is a very beautiful and glorious temple of famous Baba Barmeshwar and one of the most famous religious place for Hindus.

Visitors make a point to visit this temple upon their visits to Barhara Kothi.

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Baba Varuneshwar Dham, Barhara, Purnea Baba Varuneshwar Dham, Barhara, Purnea
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स्वराज आश्रम / गाँधी सर्किट, पूर्णिया (Swaraj Ashram / Gandhi Circuit) – Purnea

Swaraj Ashram also known as Gandhi Circuit. This is situated in Tikapatti under Rupauli prakhand.

Swaraj Ashram, Purnea

It is said that it was established by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1931. Its holds a very special place in the history books as Mahatma Gandhi had address people from this place on 10th April, 1931 during his visit here.

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कुर्सेला, पूर्णिया (Kursela) – Purnea

Kursela Bridge

Also known as Kuru-shila, this place is known as the land of Kurus or where the Kuru dynasty of Mahanharat originated from. A distorted form of Kuru-Shila, modern day Kursela is one of the hilly regions in Purnia which is said to have belonged to ancient King Kuru.

About 4km from here is the well known Bateshwar hills which is known as the site of the Vikramshila university.

Raja Ayodhya Prasad Singh, 1st Zamindar of Kursela, he left his family's original zamindari of Barh-Rupas in Patna Districtm in 1881 and acquired 32,000 acres of land in Kursela, becoming a major landowner in the area, he was subsequently acknowledged as the Zamindar of Kursela.

Raja Raghubansh Prasad Singh, Kursela

Raja Bahadur Raghubansh Prasad Singh, Zamindar of Kursela, born 1895, he was granted the title of Raja Bahadur, which he later rejected in favour of Rai Bahadur. He was a great philanthropist, and administrator. He was the largest land …

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धरहरा, पूर्णिया (Dharhara) – Purnea

Dharhara is a small village in the Purnia district and is located 19 miles to the south of Raniganj. It is locally popular as the place where the mythological Hiranya Kans attempted to kill his son Prahlada to punish him for his devotion to Lord Vishnu. Famous Prahlad stambh & narsingh bhagwan mandir are situated here.

narsingh bhagwan mandir dwar, dharhara

The village also consists of a monolith called maniktdham which is made of red granite of such fine texture that it looks similar to sandstone. The pillar is now inclined at an angle of 65 degrees due to the influence of the elements.

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चकला, किशनगंज, पूर्णिया (Chakla Village, Kishanganj) – Purnea

As part of the Kishanganj Sub Division of Purnia, famous Chakla area is known for manufacturing quality wheels of bullock carts by expert carpenters of this area. It seeks the attention of people from all nooks and corners of the region.

Chakla is a small Village/hamlet in Banmankhi Block in Purnia District of Bihar State, India. It comes under Chakla Panchayat. It belongs to Purnia Division . It is located 35 KM towards west from District head quarters Purnia. 7 KM from Banmankhi. 246 KM from State capital Patna. This Place is in the border of the Purnia District and Araria District. Araria District Raniganj is North towards this place .

HOW TO REACH Chakla By Rail

Banmankhi Junction Rail Way Station , Sukhasan Kothi Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Chakla. Purnea Junction Rail Way Station (near to Purnia) , Murliganj Rail Way Station (near to Murliganj) , Purnia Court Rail Way Station (near t…

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बरहरा कोठी, पूर्णिया (Barhara Kothi) – Purnea

History explorers can make a visit to the modern day Block headquarters of the Barhara Kothi Block which had once served as an important power center of the British rulers in this region.

Baba Varuneshwar Dham Temple, Dharhara

One can see famous Kothi in which an Englishmen used to stay.

Visitors make a point to visit the nearby Lord Shiva’s Baba Varuneshwar temple upon their visits here.

Barhara Kothi village is located in Barhara subdivision of Purnia district in Bihar, India. It is situated 12km away from sub-district headquarter Barhara (tehsildar office) and 46km away from district headquarter Purnia. As per 2009 stats, Basudeopur is the gram panchayat of Barhara Kothi village.

Banmankhi is nearest town to Barhara kothi for all major economic activities, which is approximately 8km away.

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धीमेश्वरनाथ मंदिर,बनमनखी, पूर्णिया (Dheemeshwar Nath Mahadev Temple, Banmankhi) – Purnea

Dheemeswar Nath Mahadev Mandir, Banmankhi, Purnea

There is a beautiful Shivling of Baba Bhole Nath in the Dheemeswar Nath Mahadev temple located in Dheem village, which is mythological and historical as well. Every year on the occasion of Shivratri, a grand fair is also organized in the temple premises and on this occasion, devotees of Shiva from far and wide reach here and offer prayers to Bhole Nath.

There is a belief of such people that no petitioner has yet returned empty handed from the court of Baba Dhimeshwar Nath Mahadev. On the occasion of Maha Shivratri, people also reach here to offer special prayers. Due to the fame of this place being spread far and wide, crowds of devotees come here for worship on other days also.

Dheemeswar Nath Mahadev Mandir, Banmankhi, Purnea

People of Koshi-Seemanchal region also know Dhimeshwar Dham located in Banmankhi as Mini Baba Dham. The special feature of this Shivling is that this type of Shivling is onl…

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कच्चूदह झील, किशनगंज, पूर्णिया (Kachuudah Lake, Kishanganj) – Purnea

This beautiful natural lake is located 40 km from Kishanganj. It is home to hundreds of migratory birds that make it their temporary home. Recently the Tourism Department, Government of Bihar, sanctioned money for the beautification and development of the area around the lake for promoting local tourism.

Kachuudah Lake, Kishanganj

The specialty of this lake, which encompasses the limitless possibilities of tourism, is that there is an island in the middle of this lake spread all around.

A large number of migratory birds start arriving here from the month of November itself. Tourist birds come here and after breeding in four months give children here and leave here in March.

This place has also been named as Gateway of Himalayas.The Kachhudah site is located only at a distance of six kilometers from the city of Thakurganj.

The view becomes even more picturesque when the birds are roaming in the lake.

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किशनगंज किला, पूर्णिया (Kishanganj Fort) – Purnea

Ruins of Kishanganj Fort built by the erstwhile Nawab of Khagada, Mohammed Fakiruddin still exists in the outskirts of Kishanganj city.

Kishanganj Quila

Visitors of this fort come to know of the golden past of this region like how Kishanganj—the then Nepalgarh—was captured from Nepal during Mughal period.

Leaflets of history explain how this region became part of India during Mughal Emperor Shah Alam’s rule who had appointed Mohammed Raza at this region called Surajapur during which period to administer the region.

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किशनगंज, पूर्णिया (Kishanganj) – Purnea

District headquarters of neighboring Kishanganj district, the city of Kishanganj is located at reasonable distance from Purnia. It is best place for shopping and so can explorers come to its tea gardens to explore this region to the best.

Har Gauri Temple, Kishanganj

Greeneries, picturesque tea gardens, ancient forts, temples, mosques and rivers are few noteworthy attractions of Kishanganj located in the northernmost side of Bihar state. It is surrounded by adjacent districts of Araria and Purnea in western and southwestern regions respectively while West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur surrounds it from the eastern side. Northern border of Kishanganj is surrounded by West Bengal’s Darjeeling District and so does it share international border with the neighboring country of Nepal from this side.

Kishanganj is known for its fertile lands and numerous beautiful locations. The region is known for its natural beauty and forestry areas. Best t…

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हर गौरी मंदिर, किशनगंज, पूर्णिया (Har Gauri Temple, Kishanganj)- Purnea

Har Gauri Temple, Kishanganj

Har Gauri Temple is located in Thakurganj block. It is believed that this temple is at least 100 years old. In the year 2000, it celebrated its Golden Jubilee Year. This temple was built by the Zamindar of Tagore Estate.

Folklore says that the Zamindar found the statues of Mahadev and Parvati co- joined together in one stone. He took the statue to Benaras, but one night he dreamt that Lord Mahadeva instructed him to return the statue to the original place and build a temple there. The Zamindar got so scared that he returned back next day and also subsequently got the temple constructed.

Har Gauri Temple, Kishanganj

Every year on the occasion of Shiv Ratri people come from far off places to worship and to offer holy water to the Shivling here.

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चुरली एस्टेट के अवशेष, किशनगंज, पूर्णिया (Ruins of Churli Estate, Kishanganj) – Purnea

Churli Estate Haveli, Kishanganj

Kishanganj bears with pride, its connection to the erstwhile Churli estate on the outskirts of Thakurganj block bordering Nepal. The Haveli, once the pride of the Churli estate, is now in a totally dilapidated condition, even as it reminds visitors of its proud bearing.

During the British period, this estate was owned by Kudan Lal Singh and extended up to Sonapur in West Bengal, Kharudah in Kishanganj and 100 km up to the Nepal border. Churli Estate had taken zamindari rights (landlordship rights) from Tagore estate for two mauzas, Besarpatti and Nijagacch.

Churli Haveli, Kishanganj Kudan Lal Singh, then

After independence Tagore estate and Churli estate together fought the court case against the abolition of zamindari but lost everything in the land ceiling Act. Today, the descendants of Kudan Lal Singh live in abject poverty in the vicinity of the Haveli.

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बेणुगढ़, किशनगंज, पूर्णिया (Benugarh, Kishanganj)- Purnea

It is a ruined fort about eight miles west of Bahadurgunj. It is ascribed to Benu Raja, the brother of Asura.

Benugarh Talab

The story goes that there were five brothers who lived in the Vikramaditya period and whose namfes were Asura, Benu, Barijan, Nanha and Kanha. Each of these brothers built a Garh or fottified residence and named it after himself. But the Garhs of the last two brothers are not to be found.

It is believed that Pandavas had stayed here and used the pond to cook their food and take bath.

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असुरगढ़, किशनगंज, पूर्णिया (Asurgarh, Kishanganj) – Purnea

A ruined tort about twelve miles south of Kishangunj on the eastern bank of the Mahananda river. The story goes that there were five brothers who lived in the Vikramaditya period and whose names were Asura, Benu, Barijan, Nanha and Kanha. Each of these brothers built a Garh or fortified residence and named it after himself. But the Garhs of the last two brothers are not to be found.

Asurgarh imaginary Sketch, Kishanganj, Purnea

It is historically proven that the study area, much before the advent of the Aryans, was governed by the non-Aryan clans like the Asuras. In this regard, we have many references of the tribe who administered this region much before the advent of the Aryan culture. The traces of the sway of the Asura tribes can be found in the present Asuragarh, Barijangarh, Benugarh, Sikligarh, Bangarh and many places of North Bengal.

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बड़ीजानगढ़, किशनगंज,, पूर्णिया (Barijangarh, Kishanganj) – Purnea

It is the ruined fort in Purnia’s Kishanganj Sub Division. situated 8 km to the south of Bahadurganj Police Station in the Kishanganj Subdivision.

Barijangarh Surya Mandir, Kishanganj-Purnea

Regarding its name, there is a legend that it was built by Barijan, a brother of Benu, Raja of Benugarh.

The local myth is that it had been built by the then Raja of Benugarh for his brother Barijan so was it named Barijangarh.

Inside the enclosure may be traced a tank called Dak Pokhar about which various absurd stories are told.

It is historically proven that the study area, much before the advent of the Aryans, was governed by the non-Aryan clans like the Asuras. In this regard, we have many references of the tribe who administered this region much before the advent of the Aryan culture. The traces of the sway of the Asura tribes can be found in the present Asuragarh, Barijangarh, Benugarh, Sikligarh, Bangarh and many places of North Beng…

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कला भवन / राजा कलानंद का महल, पूर्णिया (Kala Bhawan / Palace of Raja Kalanand Singh) – Purnea

Deorhi at Garhbanaili (Purnea) hosts the ruins of Kala Bhawan the ancient Darbar (Palace) of Raja Kalanand Singh, where his successor still lives.

Kala Bhawan / Palace of Raja Kalanand Singh, Purnea

Raja Kalanand Singh is listed in the official directory of the Coronation Durbar of 1911 as one of those attending the ceremonies.

The name of the estate derives from a village Banaili in the then Purnia district of Bihar. Banaili Raj also known as Garhbanaili Raj was a zamindari estate based in the Indian state of Bihar. They were considered one of the ruling dynasties of the Mithila region. Rulers and holders of this estate were Maithil Brahmin.

The main centres of residences of Rajas of Banaili are Banaili, Ramnagar, Champanagar, Srinagar, Garh Banaili, and Sultanganj. Bhagalpur was the centre from where administration of the estate was carried out.

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कामख्या मंदिर, पूर्णिया (Kamakhya Temple) – Purnea

This is one of the most popular temples and is similar to the Kamrup Kamakhya Mandir in Guwahati though the one in Purnia is considered to be older. Devotees throng the temple from all parts of the state and is an important temple here. The temple is four hundred years old.

Kamakhya Temple, Purnea

Kamakhya Temple is located at the border of three villages namely - Rahua, Majra and Bhabanipur in the Purnia district. The village Kritanand Nagar is known as Kamakhya Sthan. The Mother seated here is in the form of "Kshem-karni".

The importance of this temple is such that people from far and wide come here. This temple was built during the Mughal period. There are many legends behind this temple.

Kamakhya Temple, Purnea

As per one legend, it is believed that leprosy patients are treated here by the grace of Goddess. Especially leprosy patients definitely reach here. It is believed that by the grace of the mother, their sufferings are removed…

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पंचमुखी मंदिर, पूर्णिया (Panchmukhi Temple) – Purnea

Panchmukhi Mandir is located right in the middle of the city. Panchmukhi temple is one of the best temple of Purnia, Bihar.

Panchmukhi Temple, Purnea

There are statues of 5 gods kept here and one can orbit them (parikrama). Every Saturday and Tuesday temple is decorated and is crowded because these days are specially dedicated to Lord Hanuman. These two days parshad distribution takes place.

The time of Aarti is 7:00 PM.

This is an ancient and beautifully constructed temple. Along with this, you also get to see Lord Shiva. The reason for its name being panchmukhi is that it has got 5 statues.there is a chariot (ratha) of arjuna on the top of the temple.the temple is red in colour.

Panchmukhi Temple, Purnea

Every hindu festival are celebrated with very high energy and great enthusiasm by all devotees. Especially Hanuman janti and Ram Navami.

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बागनगर, पूर्णिया (Bagnagar)- Purnea

Until recently the small village in Purnia namely Bagnagar was not known to anybody.

The sooner Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) team found out some old coins here below an earthen cave it attained its historic importance. Purnia visitors ensure to visit here during their trips.

Bagnagar is a Village in Jokihat Block in Araria District of Bihar State, India. It belongs to Purnia Division . It is located 15 KM towards South from District head quarters Araria. 13 KM from Jokihat. 285 KM from State capital Patna

How To Reach By Road

Araria is the Nearest Town to Bagnagar. Araria is 14 km from Bagnagar. Road connectivity is there from Araria to Bagnagar.

By Rail

Kusiargaon Rail Way Station , Jalalgarh Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Bagnagar. Also you can consider railway Stations from Near By town Araria. Araria Court Rail Way Station , Arariya Rail Way Station are the railway Statio…

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