रत्नेश्वर नाथ धाम, गोड्डा (Ratneshwar Nath Dham) – Godda

Ratneshwar Nath Dham is situated near the picturesque bank of river Kajhiya situated in Shivpur Mohalla in the district headquarters. This Shiva temple is the center of faith of all the devotees of this region. Devotees come here throughout the year to seek their wishes. Devotees gather here in the month of Sawan.

Rathneshwar Nath Dham, Godda

On every Monday of Sawan, Kanwariyas perform Jalabhishek on foot from various ghats of river Ganga here. In the month of Saman, the temple and the surrounding area resonate with the songs of Bolbam, Har Har Mahadev and devotional songs.

Historical background:

According to the belief, the Shivling of Ratneshwar Nath Dham temple was established five hundred years ago by the Shivling Khoji group of sadhus.

It is said that earlier there used to be light of Nagmani in the temple premises. Shivling was obtained by excavating this place. Hence the name of this Dham was named as Ratneshw…

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सिंहेश्वरनाथ धाम व गुड़मेश्वर धाम, गोड्डा (Singheshwar Dham & Gudmeshwar Dham) – Godda

Singheshwar Nath Dham Mandir, Godda

Very ancient Singheshwar Nath Mahadev Temple is located in Podaihat, just eight km away from the block headquarter, near Podaihat - Hansdiha main road. A large number of devotees from far-flung areas pay their obeisance here.

Its importance increases due to its location at the confluence of three rivers. It is situated on the sangam of three rivers. The three rivers that meet her are Baghmati, Taramati and Triveni. The natural shade here is unique.

There is an ancient tradition of worshiping after marriage in this temple. Newly married couples reach here with successful married life and progeny. This tradition is four hundred years old.

Singheshwar Nath Dham Mandir, Godda

The history of the temple is very old. 443 years ago, King Bhimsen is said to have built Singheshwar Nath temple on Triveni bank. Which has historical evidence as well. There are many stories about the importance of Singhesh…

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मां सिंह वाहिनी मंदिर, गोड्डा (Ma Singhwahini Mandir) – Godda

Ma Singhwahini Mandir, Godda

Situated at the confluence of three rivers near Godda-Pakur main road, eight km away from the water headquarters, Singhwahini Dham is the center of faith.

Singhvahini Dham is situated at the confluence of Kajhia and Jatjori river near Jamni village. One has to cross a river to get there. This place is important from historical point of view.

There is an influx of devotees and devotees throughout the year. The people of this region start the new year with worship in the court of Maa Singhvahini.

History

In ancient times., on the banks of the river, there was strong hold of Maheshpur kingdom, ruled by King Padmasena. At some distance from there, a golden statue of Maa Singhwahini was installed at a very beautiful place in the deserted wilderness, where the king used to worship. At some distance from there, sage Jaimini used to offer worship in the hut of clumps. Maa Singhvahini was worshiped…

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करमदाहा घाट एवं मंदिर, जामताड़ा, दुमका (Karamdaha Ghat & Temple) – Jamtara, Dumka

When you visit Jamtara, you can easily visit two places, i.e., Karamdaha Ghat and Karamdaha Temple at the same time – a very beautiful picturesque place.

Karamdaha Mandir, Jamtara

Karamdaha Temple is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Dukhiya Mahadev and is located just 44 kms away from Jamtara Railway Junction. Instead of normal days, this temple is occupied during specific festivals;

In addition, every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti a 15-day Karamdaha fair is held.

In the said fair, shopkeepers come from the neighboring cities as well as from the provinces of West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar etc.

Karamdaha Ghat, Jamtara

People's faith and faith in Karamdaha Dukhiya Mahadev is unwavering. A large number of people reach Karamdaha to see the fair. The people who go to the fair first take a holy bath in the Barakar river and then enjoy the fair only after paying obeisance at the rate of Dukhiya Mahadev. <…

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बसंतराय, गोड्डा (Basantrai )- Godda

This place is at the distance of 12 Kms from the headquarter of Pathergama Block which was inhabited by Raja Basant Rai .

Basantrai, Godda

There existed a big tank in 50 acres of land . According to legend, no one has ever been able to cross the tank from one end to another whether by swimming or an elephant or in a boat. If any one ventured to do so he would find enunciated his feet and dragged himself down to the watery grave .

It is also believed that the tank was being invited on the occasion of marriages or any kind of social ceremonies and people asking for utensils required for the occasion could get miraculously from the water of the tank. Purpose being served these materials were bound to be returned to the tank failing which they had to face calamity or misfortune.

Basantrai, Godda

This belief is still relied up-on and it is held sacred for Hindus and a big Mela (fair) is held on its bank for 15 days beginning from…

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मां योगिनी मंदिर, गोड्डा (Yogini Shaktipith) – Godda

Yogini Shaktipeeth, Godda

It is located in Lakhanpahari hamlet, about 2 kilometres from Pathergama, and has a religious significance.

Tuesday and Saturday are considered fortunate days, and thousands of devotees travel long distances to attend. The shrine exudes a supernatural sublimity that gives worshipers peace of mind and restores their faith.

Maa Yogini Temple is located in Pathargama block of Godda district in Jharkhand. It is located at Barkop, just 15 kms from the district headquarter. This ancient temple of Maa Yogini is very popular among Tantra seekers. Its history is very old. According to historical and religious books, this temple dates back to Dwapara Yuga and the Pandavas spent many days of their unknown year here. It is also discussed in Mahabharata. Then this temple was famous as 'Gupta Yogini'.

Yogini Shaktipeeth, Godda

According to religious scriptures, when Lord Shiva, enraged by the humiliation of his wife Sati, too…

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श्रावणी मेला / कांवड़ यात्रा, सुलतानगंज-देवघर-दुमका (Shrawani Mela / Kanwar Yatra) – Sultanganj, Deoghar & Dumka

Each year, during the holy month of Shrawan during Monsoon, devotees in many states undertake Kanwar Yatra to collect water from the Ganga and other rivers and offer it at the temples of Lord Shiva in major pilgrim centers.

Group of Kanwarias in Deoghar

Baidyanath Nagri Deoghar is an important Hindu pilgrimage site.  It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, and is famous for the fair of Shravan, the fourth month according to the Hindu calendar system.  It is one of the few places in India where Jyotirlinga and Shaktipeeth are situated next to each other.

Kanwarias on their way to Babadham

Shravani Mela starts in the month of July and ends in August.  The importance of Baba Dham increases in the month of Shravan.  During this, Lakhs of devotees come to Baba Baidyanath Dham for holy darshan. It is the longest religious fair in the world. In the month of Sawan in Baidyanath Nagri Deoghar, ther…

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

This comes on the way to the in-line market, situated between Girj…

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खानकाह आलिआ मुस्ताफिआ दरग़ाह, पूर्णिया (Dargah of Khanquah Alia Mustafia) – Purnea

The ‘Dargah and Khanquah Alia Mustafia’ is located hardly 7 km away from main city. It is also famous for spirituality, communal harmony and Suffism. Its history goes 400 years back, when Hazrat Bandagi came from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh visiting several Khanqahs and Dargahs from all over India such as the Pandawa Sharif, the Bihar Sharif, etc.

The Dargah is playing a major role to spread culture, education, kindness, secularism and spiritual spirits in the North East Bihar since its establishment.

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माता स्थान, चुनरपुर पूर्णिया (Maata Sthan, Chunarpur) – Purnea

Mata Sthan, also one of the oldest of the city, is located at a distance of 4 kilometers from the city in Chunapur. This village is situated on the bank of ‘Kari Koshi’ a tributary of Kosi River. Chunapur is a very old village situated 4 km west of  Purnea.

The village came into limelight when the government of India constructed a huge aerodrome for strategic purposes known as Chunapur Aerodrome. It is also famous for the oldest temple of Mata Asthan .  

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हज़रत मुस्तफ़ा जमाल-उल हक़ बंदगी दरग़ाह, पूर्णिया (Dargah of Hazrat Mustafa Jamalul Haque Bandagi) – Purnea

This Dargah is famous for spirituality, communal harmony and sufism. Darghah of Hazrat Mustafa Jamalul Haque Bandagi, Chimni Baza and 'Khanquah Alia Mustafia' is located hardly 7 km away from main city.

Its history goes 400 years back, when Hazrat Bandagi came from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh visiting several Khanqahs and Dargahs from all over India such as the Pandawa Sharif, the Bihar Sharif etc.

This Darghah is playing a major role to spread culture, education, kindness, secularism and spiritual spirits in Northeast Bihar since its inception.

An “Urs” in the form of Mela ( village fair) is organised on 7th day after Eid-Ul-Azha and continues up to 3 days every year .

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राणी सती मंदिर, पूर्णिया (Rani Sati Mandir) – Purnea

Located in the Kasba area of Purnia district the famous local temple namely Rani Saati Mandir is situated at a distance of about 12 km from Purnia district headquarters, and is famous in entire Bihar, Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam, Nepal, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan including Purnia and it welcomes visitors from various other parts of the region during festival time.

Rani Sati Mandir, Purnea

This temple is about 60 years old and believed to be graced by Maa Sati. The construction of this temple was completed on 14 November 1968 with Murti Pran Pratishtha. The first temple of Rani Sati was established 400 years ago in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. Maa sati Mahotsav is celebrated every year and many Purohits and Pandits come from different part of country for Puja Archana.

Rani Sati Mandir, Purnea

Later on, a residential school was established in this temple complex in 1978, which has prepared many intellectuals from the entire area including Kasba who ar…

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प्रह्लाद स्तम्भ / नृसिंह अवतार मंदिर, सिकलीगढ़, पूर्णिया (Prahlad Stambh / Narsingh Awtar Mandir) – Sikligarah, Purnea

Prahalad Stambh, Narsingh Awtar Mandir - Sikligarah, Dharhara, Purnea

Local people of this area believed that there was a fort of Hiranyakashyap in Sikligarh. Lord Narasimha (the 4th Incarnation of Lord Vishnu) had appeared from the pillar to protect the devotee Prahlada. This place coveys a big story. 

Dharhara, a village extreme west of the district Purnea approx. 30 km, is situated about 12 miles to the south of Raniganj and a few miles north of Dhamdaha It is believed that it was here that on the instructions of the demon king Hiranyakashyap, the father of the devotee Prahlad, his sister Holika tried to burn Prahlad, a devotee of Vishnu, to death. But the demonic Holika was burnt to ashes in the fire.

Narsingh Awtar Mandir - Sikligarah, Dharhara, Purnea

There are still many such evidences of Dharahara on this earth which confirm this after that Narasimha Avatar took place here and Holi started from this place. Several days before Holi, the proc…

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भट्टा दुर्गाबाड़ी, पूर्णिया (Bhatta Durgabari)- Purnea

One of the prominent temples in the Purnia city’s famous Bhatta Bazaar area, Bhatta Durgabari welcomes ample rush during the special festive time and particularly when Hindu festivals are organized.

Bhatta Durgabari, Purnea

This temple welcomes devotees almost every day but the special occasions are more noticeable here when various programs are organized. As its name suggests, the Durgabari is known for Durga Puja festival.

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