Mahavir Mandir Patna
About Mahavir Mandir
Mahavir Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, located in Patna, Bihar, India. Millions of pilgrims visit the temple every year and are the second most visited religious shrine in North India. Acharya Kishore Kunal is the secretary of the Mahavir Mandir Temple Trust, Patna.
The Mahavir Mandir Trusts have the second highest budget in North India after the famous Maa Vaishno Devi shrine. The earning of Mahavir Mandir has gone now up to an average of ₹1 lakh per day. The first establishment date of a temple is unknown. This temple gained popularity in 1947 with a large number of Hindu refugees coming to Patna after the partition of India. Subsequently, the temple was rebuilt as a concrete house at same time. Even this was broken down in 1987 to make a huge marble temple. The idol of Sankat-Mochan stands in it. Long winding queues can be seen at the temple on Saturdays and Tuesdays, the traditional worshiping days of Lord Hanuman.
Thousands of people visit Mahavir Mandir on every Ram Navami and New Year celebration. On every Ram Navami waiting queues grow up to some kilometre long. Mahavir Mandir Trusts is named Shri Mahavir Sthan Nyas Samiti (श्री महावीरस्थान न्यास समीती) and monitors working and development of temple. The Trusts also runs human welfare organisation like Mahavir Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Mahavir Vaatsalya Hospital and Mahavir Arogya Hospital and several hospitals and orphanage in the agricultural and the rural state of Bihar. The trust has submitted its 2008-09 budget, which is of ₹35.13 crore. Floating stone has been brought in from famous ramsetu which never sinks in water. It is there for the public exhibition.
By Air: There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Bihar Sharif. The nearest airport is Patna Airport.
By Rail: Bihar Sharif is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
By Road: You can easily get regular buses to Bihar Sharif from other major cities of the country.
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