Simaria is a village in India along the Ganges river in Begusarai district bihar. It is in Bihar and near Barauni. Thousands of pilgrims gather at Simaria Ghat every year to take a holy dip in Ganga on the occasion of Kartik Purnima.
It is near Barauni. Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ was born on 23 September 1908 in Simaria village, then part of Bengal Presidency, British India, now in Begusarai District.
Simaria is a famous Ganga Ghat from time immemorial. Ardh Kumbh Mela has also been held here.
We know Simaria Dham as Kalpwas Mela. It is believed that since the time of King Videha, the tradition of Kalpwas fair is going on, on the banks of river Ganga in Simaria. In spite of the changing environment since then, in the month of Karthik, people of Kalpa make a quarry on a pile of sand and consume the same to Ganges for a month.
Nearby local people come here to take bath in the Ganges. Maha Kumbh was also organized here in the month of Kartik.
When we think of the word ‘Kumbh’, we have a sense of an area in our mind where large masses of people are present. At the same time, there is only one objective of the people present, that by bathing in the available river and searching for the nectar element.
In ancient times, Kumbh was organized at 12 places in India. Kumbh was also organized in Simaria, Begusarai district of Bihar province. But over a period of time the link of Kumbh broke in Simaria. But the tradition of Kalpavas continued here in the form of the remains of Kumbh.
Kumbh was organized at different places according to time. Like in Haridwar and Ujjain in the month of Baisakh, in Badrinath in the month of Jyeshtya, in Jagganathpuri and Dwarka in the month of Ashadha and Shravan, in Nashik and Rameshwaram in Bhadava and Ashwin, in Simaria and Kurukshetra in Kartik and Agrahan, in Gangasagar and Prayag in Paush and Magha. in the month Kumbh was organized in the month of Falgun and Chaitra in Kumbha Konam and Brahmaputra. These eight places gradually got away from the Kumbh event and started being organized in Devlok. Simaria was also one of the places to be extinct.
According to the Bal Kand of Tulsi Ramayana, when Lord Rama was going to Janakpur with Vishwamitra, Vishwamitra told Lord Rama on his way that this is the same country where the ocean churning was done and the tributaries in Samudra Manthan like Mandarachal Parvat, Vasuki Nag, Vishpai , Neelkanth, Kachhap Sindhu, Sagarmatha etc. are present in the surrounding areas.
How to Reach
The nearest major station to this place is Barauni and Begusarai where all mail and express trains of all routes stop. From here you can reach Simariaghat by tempo, bus and other passengers.
By the way, there is a small station called Rajendra Pul near Simaria Ghat, where only passenger trains stop.