Religious Places In and Around DarbhangaDarbhanga is well known as ‘Heart of Mithilanchal’ and ‘Cultural Capital of Bihar’. This city has been depicted in several religious legends and epics like “Ramayana” and “Mahabharata”. There are numerous religious places in and around Darbhanga which are much popular among devotees for their devotional significance. In fact, some of these temples are too old and date back to ancient times. Mahinam-Mahadeo-sthan, Shyama Temple, Catholic Church, Ahilya Sthan, Manokamna Temple etc. are some of the most famous devotional places in the city of Darbhanga.
Famous Devotional Places In and Around Darbhanga
Manokamna temple is located beside Nargauna
Palace in the University Campus. This temple is especially devoted to
Lord Hanuman and well known for its beautiful construction. A number of
devotees come to visit and offer their prayer in the temple.
Kankali temple is located just 2 km northwest of Darbhanga Railway station. This temple is situated in the premises of Qila of Darbhanga Maharaj (Darbhanga Fort). Kankali temple is much popular among Shakti people for its devotional importance. Thus, locals and visitors from far places and surrounding regions come to visit this temple.
Kusheshwar-asthan is another famous religious spot in Darbhanga. It is located approx. 22 km from Hasanpur Road railway station which lies on the Samastipur, Khagaria Branch line of North Eastern Railway in Darbhanga. This is an ancient temple which is devoted to Lord Shiva and popularly known as Kusheshwar asthan. This place is one of the most visited temples of Lord Shiva in this region. Devotees visit this place throughout the year to get blessed with grace of Lord Shiva.
AhilyasthanAhilya Sthan is one of the most famous religious spots in Darbhanga region. This ancient temple is dedicated to Devi Ahilya, wife of Gautam Rishi. Ahilya Sthan is situated approx. 3 km far from Kamtaul Railway Station in Jale block of Darbhanga district. Ahilya Sthan is also known as Ahilya Gram. A very famous legend is associated with Devi Ahilya and this place which has been depicted in Ramayana. As per that legend it is famous that a stone turned into a woman when it was touched by feet of Lord Rama.
woman was actually Devi Ahilya who was turned into stone due to effect of curse given by his husband, Gautam Rishi. Devotees from distant places come here to offer their prayers to Maa Ahilya. Large annual fairs are held here on Ramanavami and Vivah Panchami in Hindi month of Chaitra and Agrahayan respectively. These fairs are much popular among locals and visitors as well.