Mahavir Mandir

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Mahavir Mandir
Mahavir Mandir.jpg
Mahavir Mandir is located in Patna
Mahavir Mandir
Location in Patna
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
Sanctum Hanuman
Architecture
Architecture Nagri Architecture
History
Date built First built - unknown
Rebuilt - 1947
Final Rebuilt - 1987
Website http://www.mahavirmandirpatna.org/

Mahavir Mandir (Hindi: महावीर मंदिर or हनुमान मंदिर) is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, located in Patna, Bihar, India. Millions of pilgrims visit the temple every year.[citation needed]. 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]

As per the Patna High Court judgment in 1948 the temple exists since time immemorial. But from the scrutiny of historical facts and traditions it appears that this temple was originally established by Swami Balanand, an ascetic of Ramanandi sect in around 1730 A.D. 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(श्री महावीरस्थान न्यास समीती) 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mahavir Mandir to have its twin in Houston". Times of India. 9 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b TNN 7 May 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 1 Apr 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  5. ^ Faizan Ahmad, TNN 2 Jan 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 

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