Religious Places in Bihar
Religious Places in Bihar

Top 6 Religious Places to Visit in Bihar

India is a country that is widely known for its rich culture and also for its religious place. Religious place in a country has cosmic energy through which each one can get connected with the divine energy and also get the opportunity to understand the culture of a country.

Visiting Religious places can give rejuvenation to our dormant spiritual energy within our soul. Going through each corner, street and connecting ourselves with the story related to that religious place, we will be able to know the connection of the temples and culture of that place.

And this religious journey also gives a spark to spirituality within us and makes us realize how our ancestors were able to connect themself with heritage divine culture and which we Indian should preserve. It is our responsibility to pass the knowledge of these religious places to everyone so that they can also get the opportunity to know their true self by connecting with valuable religious places.

Today, we will know how some important religious places in Bihar. So, let’s get started.

Deo Sun Temple

Deo Sun temple is situated in Aurangabad, Bihar. Deo stands for Dev, and this temple is dedicated to Surya Dev, the King of the solar system and the main source of energy for our earth.

  • Place: Bihar
  • City: Aurangabad
  • Country: India
  • Temple Timing: 6 AM to 8 PM

The story behind this Sun temple was created by Lord Vishwakarma at the request of the Sun within one night. The uniqueness of this temple is that the entrance of this Sun Temple is in the west direction. It is situated 10 km to the southeast of Aurangabad. This temple is just 70 km from Gaya, so, if you are planning to visit Gaya, do not miss visiting this divine temple to get the blessings of Deo Sun Temple.

Historical Background of Deo Sun Temple

Based on the craved shlokas on the temple of Deo, this temple was built after the Treta yuga by the son of Ila Punrva King Ayel. The statue of the Sun god with seven horsed chariot with the rising sun (Udaychal Surya), mid-day sun (Madhyanchal Surya), Setting Sun (Astachal Surya) is placed in the Deo temple.

Deo sun temple is 100ft in height and there is one dome over it. Above the dome, there is a gold urn that attracts far from the temple. The structure of the temple is beautifully carved using Nagri, Dravidian, and Vesara architecture. Surya Kund on right and Rudra Kund on the left of this Deo temple believed to cure leprosy and other skin related diseases.

Why Deo Sun temple is important?

Deo Sun temple is a very auspicious religious place in Bihar one must visit during the festival of Sun “Chhath Puja” and also on the day when the Moon will be in Ardra Nakshatra on Sunday.

Patna Sahib Gurudwara, Patna

One of the highly important pilgrimage for Sikhs is Patna Sahib Gurudwara. Takht Sri Patna Sahib, also known as Harmandir Sahib, is a Gurdwara in the neighbourhood of Patna Sahib, India. It was to commemorate the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, in December 1666.

  • Place: Bihar
  • City: Patna
  • Country: India
  • Temple Timing: 5 AM to 9 PM
Patna Sahib Gurudwara

One of the important religious places for Sikhs, the Patna Sahib Gurudwara, in Patna located on the banks of the holy river Ganga. Here you will get a glimpse of the life journey of Sikh Gurus and also get to know their work in spirituality. The journey will start from Patna Sahib to Gurdwara Handi Sahib. You can reach here from Jaypraksh Internation Airport in Patna which is just 8 km from Gurudwara.

Historical Background of Deo Sun Temple

The tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was here who was a great spiritual master, warrior and philosopher. Patna Shabi Gurudwara is one of the five “Takhts” or seats of the authority of the Sikhs. The place related to these Takhts is also known as Harmindar Takhts

Why Patna Sahib Gurudwara is important?

People visit this religious place and get the blessing of Guru Gobind Singh. There is also a facility of langar the free food provided by Gurudwara members in the langar hall is in the backside of Guru Dwara

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

The Mahabodhi Temple or Mahabodhi Mahavihara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an ancient, but greatly renovated and restored Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the spot where the Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is about 96 km from Patna, Bihar State, India.

Mahabodhi Temple
  • Place: Bihar
  • City: Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • Country: India
  • Temple Timing: 6 AM to 8 PM

Historical Background of Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi temple situated in Bodh Gaya where Budha also known as have attained enlightenment. It is located in the central part of Bihar and the temple was built by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C.

Why Mahabodhi Temple is important?

Bodhi Tree in Gaya is the place under which Buddha got enlightenment and has been a major pilgrimage destination for Hindu. The temple of Mahabodhi is in the east direction from the Bodhi tree.

Chaumukhi Mahadev, Vaishali

At a distance of 2.5 km from Basarh Bus Station, Chaumukhi Mahadev Temple is a holy Hindu temple located in Vaishali, Bihar. This is one of the historic Hindu temples of Vaishali, and one of the famous places to visit in Vaishali.

  • Place: Bihar
  • City: Vaishali, Gadh.
  • Country: India
  • Temple Timing: 6 AM to 8 PM

Historical Background of Chaumukhi Mahadev, Vaishali

Chaumikhi Mahadev is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is also known as Bhole Nath, Mahadev, Nilkanth, and many others. This Shiva temple has four-faced Shiva Ling in which each face signifies the Bramha, Vishnu, Mahesa, and Surya. The construction time of this temple is unknown but based on the local information the temple was created in the 5th century.

Why Chaumukhi Mahadev, Vaishali is important?

The Shiva Linga in this temple is huge and the divinity manifests from the Shiva Linga. The Chaumukhi Mahadev is also known as ‘Vikramaditya Chaumukhi Mandir’. The four faces of this Shiva Linga represent the four directions and also the deep significance of these four faces is Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha.

According to the legend of Indian culture, this temple also existed in the Ramayana period and Lord Ram, Lakshmana, and Sage Vishwa Mithra visited this Shiva Linga on their journey to Mithila, the kingdom of Janak Maharaj the father of Sita.

This Chaumukhi Mahadev is the connecting lace in between Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, and Baidyanath Dham.

Ugratara Mandir, Mithila Shakti Peeth

Shri Ugratara Mandir, Mahishi, Saharsa is located in Mahishi village at a distance of about 17 kms to the west from Saharsa station. The idol of Bhagwati Tara in this ancient temple is said to be very old and attracts devotees from far and wide. On either side of the main deity, there are two minor female deities who are worshipped by people as Ekjata and Nil Saraswati.

  • Place: Saharsa, Bihar
  • City: Saharsa
  • Country: India
  • Temple Timing: 6 AM to 8 PM
Ugratara Mandir

Historical Background of Ugratara Mandir, Mithila Shakti Peeth

This religious place is connected to the Goddess Sati and also one of the important Shakti Peeth. Goddess Sati is worshipped as Ugra Tara. There are small female deities also worshipped besides the main deity known as Ekjata and Nil Saraswati.

In this religious place, the left shoulder of Sati was fell, when Lord Shiva was in deep grief because of Sati’s sacrifice. To come out of that grief Lord Vishu used the Sudarshan chakra to cut the lifeless body of Sati. And during that, the left shoulder fell here in Darbhanga, Bihar.

Why ‘Ugratara temple’ Mithila Shakti Peeth, Darbhanga is important?

There are some different opinions between the belief regarding Mithila Shakti Peeth and so this religious place of Mithila Shakti Peeth, Darbhanga considered three different places as an important religious place connected to Goddess Sati.

  1. First place connected to Mithila Shakti Peeth in Nepal known as Vanadurgo Temple’ which is placed at the uchchaith place of Madhubani, 15 kilometers east from Janakpur.
  2. The second religious place connected to Mithila Shakti Peeth is ‘Jeyamangala Devi Temple’, nine kilometers from Saluna Railway Station.
  3. The third religious place which is also known as important Mithila Shakti Peeth ‘ Ugratara temple’ situated near Saharsa station in Bihar state

Vishnupad Mandir, Gaya

Vishnupad Temple is one of the ancient and most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is located on the banks of the Falgu River in Gaya, Bihar, India, marked by a footprint of Lord Vishnu, known as Dharmashila, carved into a block of basalt.

  • Place: Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • City: Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • Country: India
  • Temple Timing: 6 AM to 8 PM
Vishnupad Mandir, Gaya

Historical Background of Vishnupad Mandir, Gaya

Gaya is the place in Bihar and plays an important role in Indian religious places and cultures. Vishnupad Mandir is located in Gaya Bihar and is famous for its last rituals done by the Hindus. Vishnupada stands for “The feet of Lord Vishnu” which is marked here in Gaya as Dharmasila inside into a block of basalt.

Why Vishnupad Mandir, Gaya is important?

Once a demon named Gayasura, got the boon after a lot of penance that whoever sees him will get liberated. But the liberation is attained by the one who did the righteous deed but because of Gayasura everyone even the immoral beings also getting liberations. To stop this Lord Vishnu asked Gayasura to go beneath the earth and after pushing the Gayasura below the surface of the earth, Lord Vishnu’s footprint will remain there same with various divine symbols on it as a coach, wheel, flag, etc.

There is believed that Lord Vishnu has given a boon to Gayasura that he will get food every day from someone, and that person will get libration.

Visiting Religious places can give a strong foundation of culture & heritage to each generation

We all have some inclination in spirituality and visiting the religious place will kindle this spirituality and also connect you to your true self with a rich cultural background.

And these religious places in Bihar also play a vital role in Indian religious and spiritual to make the foundation more strong for the coming generations so that they can know how we all are connected not only on this earth but also as religious and spiritual beings.

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About Vishal Tiwari

Aspire to inspire before I expire. Part-time blogger, full-time learner.

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