The ancient temple of Ahilya Asthan is located at Ahiyari in Darbhanga, Bihar. The temple is located almost 3kms away from the Kamtaul Railway Station. As per a legend in Puranas regarding Sage Gautam and Ahilya, his wife the place was known to the devotees as Ahilya gram. According to the historical story in Ramayan, God Ram touched a stone on his way to Janakpur and the stone then turned into a woman. The woman was Sage Gautam Rishi’s wife Ahilya who was cursed by his husband and had turned into stone. This temple is considered to be a vital part of the Ramayana where Sage Gautam Rishi and Ahilya are worshipped with great devotion.
About The Temple
The temple was built during the reign of King Rudra Singh and King Chhatra Singh in 1662-1682. The temple was constructed beautifully and is known to be the 1st Ram Janki Temple of the nation which enshrines a stone with foot prints of the wife God Ram that is Goddess Sita. The temple is also dedicated to Gautam Rishi’s wife Ahilya and huge fairs are organised during a year for celebrating festivals like Ram Navmi, Vijay Panchami etc. Ram Navmi is celebrated in the Hindu month of Chaitra while Vijay Panchami is celebrated in Agrahayan.
How to Reach Darbhanga
The devotees can visit the temple by arriving at the nearest airport of Patna which is only 120kms away from the temple.
The railway station of Darbhanga is nearest to the temple. Frequent direct trains are available from Patna, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata etc. The train takes about 22-24 hours from Delhi to Darbhanga.
Frequent road transport is available from Patna and Muzaffarppur till the temple in Darbhanga which is situated on National Highway 57. Patna is about 4 hours away from Muzaffarpur is about 3 hours away.
Ahiyari, Darbhanga District, Bihar,
India, Pincode - 847304.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of mind
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.