Mahavir Mandir

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Mahavir Mandir
Mahavir Mandir.jpg
Mahavir Mandir is located in Patna
Mahavir Mandir
Mahavir Mandir
Location in Patna
Name
Other names Hanuman Mandir
Proper name Mahavir Mandir
Geography
Coordinates 25°36′14″N 85°8′11″E / 25.60389°N 85.13639°E / 25.60389; 85.13639Coordinates: 25°36′14″N 85°8′11″E / 25.60389°N 85.13639°E / 25.60389; 85.13639
Country India
State Bihar
Location Patna
Culture
Primary deity Hanuman
Architecture
Architectural styles Aryan Architecture
History and governance
Date built First built - unknown
Rebuilt - 1947
Final Rebuilt - 1987
Creator unknown
Website http://www.mahavirmandirpatna.org/

Mahavir Mandir (Hindi: हनुमान मन्दिर) is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, located in Patna, Bihar, India. Million of pilgrims visit the temple every year and is the second most visited religious shrine in North India. Acharya Kishore Kunal is the secretary of the Mahavir Mandir Temple Trust, Patna.[1]

The Mahavir Mandir Trusts have the second highest budget in North India after the famous Maa Vaishno Devi shrine.[2] The earning of Mahavir Mandir has gone now up to an average of 1 lakh per day.[3]

History[edit]

The first establishment date of temple is unknown. This temple gained popularity in 1947 with large number of Hindu refugees coming to Patna after the partition of India. Subsequently 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.[4]

Visits[edit]

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.[5] On every Ram Navami waiting queues grow up to some kilometer long.

Shri Mahavir Sthan Nyas Samiti[edit]

Mahavir Mandir Trusts is named Shri Mahavir Sthan Nyas Samiti and monitors working and development of temple. The Trusts also runs human welfare organization like Mahavir Cancer Institute & Research Centre,[6] Mahavir Vaatsalya Hospital and Mahavir Arogya Hospital and several hospitals and orphanage in the agricultural and rural state of Bihar. The trust has submitted its 2008-09 budget, which is of 35.13 crore.[2] Floating stone has been brought in from famous ramsetu which never sinks in water. It is there for public exhibition.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mahavir Mandir to have its twin in Houston". Times of India. 9 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b TNN May 7, 2008, 05.38am IST (2008-05-07). "Mandir trust submits Rs 35-cr budget - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  3. ^ TNN Apr 1, 2009, 01.58am IST (2009-04-01). "Earning of Mahavir Mandir goes up to Rs 1 lakh per day - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  4. ^ http://patna.bih.nic.in/html/mahavirtemple.htm
  5. ^ Faizan Ahmad, TNN Jan 2, 2008, 03.49am IST (2008-01-02). "Crowds throng temples on New Year - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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