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Mahavir Mandir Patna – The Pious Temple of Lord Hanuman

August 20, 2015

The Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan is an exquisite place for nature lovers. The variety of flora and fauna housed within the complex of this garden is truly awe – inspiring. After having a wonderful experience at the Sanjay Gandhi garden it was time for some spirituality as I headed towards the Mahavir Mandir in Patna. It is a famous temple in the city and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year.

The temple is very peaceful and is known as one of the most sacred temples in the city. Built in the Aryan style of architecture this temple is dedicated to the presiding deity Lord Hanuman or also known as Lord Mahavir. Due to its popularity among pilgrims coming from all parts of the country the Mahavir Mandir is recognized as the second most visited temples in the entire North India.

Mahavir Mandir Patna

Mahavir Mandir Patna | Image Resource : wikimapia.org

Owing to its popularity this religious shrine’s trust named as The Mahavir Mandir Trusts have the second highest budget in the north India, next only to Vaishno Devi shrine. The temple is so popular among tourists and devotees that at times the earnings of this temple range up to almost Rs 1 lakh per day. The date of establishment of this ancient temple is unknown. However it was rebuilt in the year 1947 and then it acquired its final shape in the year 1987 when it was finally renovated.    
   
In the year 1947 a huge volume of Hindu refugees come to Patna as a result of the partition of India and Pakistan. Since then the Mahavir temple has emerged as a famous religious shrine for the Hindus settled in this region. In 1987 the temple was given a whole new look by rebuilding it with marble stone. Presently this huge marble temple houses a very beautiful statue of Lord Sankat Mochan who is the presiding deity of the temple.

Especially on Saturdays the temple is very crowded. Long queues of devotees can be witnessed standing in front of the temple on Saturdays and Tuesdays to offer prayers to the mighty Hindu god Lord Hanuman. On Ram Navami also the temple is flooded with visitors.

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