शाहकुंड पहाड़, भागलपुर (Shahkund Hill) – Bhagalpur

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Shahkund is a Town in Shahkund Block in Bhagalpur District of Bihar State, India. It belongs to Bhagalpur Division . It is located 28 KM towards west from District head quarters Bhagalpur. It is a Block head quarter.

Shahkund Pin code is 812006 and postal head office is Nathnagar.

Shahkund Hills

There is a very old and famous temple in Shahkud. People from all over shahkund and nearby village visit this temple to worship. During Mahashivratri and Shravan huge crowd gather here. It is situated on the hill top which can be seen from very far. Beautiful scenery of fields is a mesmerizing view from the top. There a big well in the temple premise which is the only source of water for the devotees. They take water from here to pour on the Shiv Linga.

Kheri hill, Shahkund in the district of Bhagalpur is situated at a distance of about ten kms from Sultanganj. Shahkund owes its name to a big tank measuring 13000 ft x 600 ft on the northern edge of a grave of a muslim saint named shah saheb. Evidently, shahkund mans the tank of the Shah Saheb.

The village proper is situated at the foot of a hillock called the Kherhi Pahar (Hill). Remnants of old buildings and temples have been found on the kherhi Hill and its vicinity. In a wellof the village, large number of ancient relics consisting the broken scultures and architectural pieces besides railings were found which clearly suggest that Shahkund had an ancient tradition. 

During the rule of Shashanka, the king of Bngal in the 7th century A.D. Shahkund appears to have been included within his kingdom. A number of ancient tanks, sculptural and architechtural remains etc. presently existing at the site, appear to be belonging to the early medieval period. A number of religious sculptures, mostly of black stone, such as those of Nrisingha, Lakshmi, Vishnu, Ganesh, Durga, besides Buddha, Tara etc. were earlier found from this site. These are of great archaeological significance. Shahkund is particularily famous for the large number of Shivalingas, some of which are still existing on or near the site, one of which has a number of miniature Shivalingas (Sahasralinga) around its body.

Also the water is used for other purposes. There might not be any shop at the top or in the midway so its better to keep one or two water bottle beforehand. Its very hot during summer. You have to travel nearly 100 stairs to reach the top.

Kheri, Shahkund is in the list of state archaeological sites of Bihar.

How to Reach

By Rail

There is no railway station near to Shahkund in less than 10 km. Nathnagar Rail Way Station (near to Bhagalpur) , Sultanganj Rail Way Station (near to Sultanganj) , Bhagalpur Junction Rail Way Station (near to Bhagalpur) , Murahara Rail Way Station (near to Banka) , Banka Junction Rail Way Station (near to Banka) , Maheshi Rail Way Station (near to Sultanganj) are the Rail way stations reachable from near by towns.

By Road

Sultanganj , Bhagalpur , Banka are the nearby by towns to Shahkund having road connectivity to Shahkund

Bus Stops:

Abha Bus Stop
Abha Mokhtarpur; Bihar 813127; India
0.4 KM distance

Abha Ratanpur Bus Stop
Abha Ratanpur Rd; Awa; Bihar 813127; India
0.6 KM distance

Sudama Chowk Bus Stop
Awa; Bihar 813127; India
0.9 KM distance

Nearby Places:

Karharia ( 3 KM ) , Jagaria ( 4 KM ) , Kumaitha ( 4 KM ) , Nayagaon ( 6 KM ) , Belthu ( 6 KM ) are the nearby Villages to Shahkund. Shahkund is surrounded by Shambhuganj Block towards South , Asarganj Block towards west , Shahkund Block towards East , Tarapur Block towards west .

Sultanganj , Amarpur , Kharagpur , Bhagalpur are the nearby Cities to Shahkund.

This Place is in the border of the Bhagalpur District and Banka District. Banka District Amarpur is East towards this place . Also it is in the Border of other district Munger .