Patna the Capital of Bihar State.Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. The Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrim centres of Vaishali, Rajgir (or Rajgriha), Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri are nearby and Patna is also a sacred city for Sikhs (the tenth and last "human" guru, Guru Gobind Singh, was born here. Patna is located on the south bank of the Ganges River, called Ganga locally. Patna has a very long riverline, and it is surrounded on three sides by rivers—the Ganga, Sone, and Poonpun (also spelt Punpun). Just to the north of Patna across the river Ganga flows the river Gandak making it a unique place having four largish rivers in its vicinity. It is the largest riverine city in the world. A historical city on the banks of Ganges was nomenclated by princess Sarika, daughter of king Patliputra. The city is approximately 25 km long and 9 km to 10 km wide. The bridge over the river Ganga, named after Mahatma Gandhi, is 5850 m long is said to be the longest single river bridge in the world. The walled old area, called Patna City by the locals, is also a major trading centre.
There are 4 rivers in Patna -Ganga, Sone, Gandak and Punpun. Some say that the name Patna comes from sanskrit word “Pattan” which means port. May be the confluence of these 4 rivers served as a port. The 10th Guru of Sikhs- Shri Guru Govind Singh Ji was born here and he has spend early part of his life in Patna. Gautam Buddha passed through Patna through last year of his life.
About The Temple
Mahavir Mandir is one of the most visited temple in Patna. It is situated just outside the Patna Junction. It is one of the holiest temple of North India dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Thousands of people pay visit to the temple everyday. It is managed by Mahavir Mandir Trust, which has many charitable institute and hospitals run and managed by it. The temple's earning is one of the highest in India. The temple was declared a public temple by Patna High Court in 1948 , though the temple existed there since long time. The temple went into major renovation between 1983-1985 and marbles were heavily used during renovation. The temple has three floors, including the ground floor. The ground floor is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, where the main idol is worshiped. The first floor has life size idols of various Gods and Goddesses. On the same floor, the floating stone on water, Ramsetu Shila is on display which is believed to be a part of the stone bridge (Ramsetu) built during Lanka invasion in Ramayana by the monkey army. The third floor is meant for 'Havans' and weddings. It does not have any idol. The ground floor opens up in a big courtyard. It also has a religious book house from where one can buy the religious books. There is also a sweet shop, famous for 'Neivedyam' or ladoos at the ground floor. The temple attracts huge crowd during the festival. On Ramnavami, the queue for worshiping can be many kilometers long. On Tuesday and Saturday also, there is big rush, owing to the traditional worshiping of Lord Hanuman. The trust organizes medical camps, provide medicine and subsidized treatment to poor. The trust operates a super specialty cancer hospital, beside host of other hospitals. The temple has a dedicated website, from where the devotees can have online darshan of the Lord Hanuman. From the second floor of the temple, one can have a wonderful view of the city. On one side, the Patna Junction is there whereas on the opposite side, Buddha Smriti Park is there. The area is heavily crowded and huge traffic. From the top, the all around view is quite good. The Station market, situated beside the temple is famous for the dry food items and common household things. One should visit the temple for devotion, viewing and marketing in nearby areas.
About The Deity
According to the Indian mythology the Rigvedic God Rudra incarnated himself as Mahavir Hanuman. Lord Brahma, Lord Indra, Lord Surya and other gods bestowed their cosmic power upon him and made him mighty. He as a selfless devotee extended all help to Lord Ram in searching his kidnapped wife and in killing the demon king Ravana, who had made her captive in Lanka. During Dwaper age he provided unlimited strength to the chariot of Arjun by posting himself on its flag. his name is mentioned with great reverence amongst the seven long-lived. Lord Mahavir may vanish our all grieves.
Lord Krisna and Arjun
According to the great epic Mahabharat, warrior Arjun overwhelmed with grief, abandoning his duties of a warrior was retiring from the battlefield, and then Lord Krishna piercing his ignorance delivered a sermon about knowledge in order to remove his sorrow about his kins. This sermon about knowledge inspired Arjun to follow the right path of duty shunning cowardliness. That very sacred preaching by Lord Krishna in the midst of the battlefield of Kuru-Kshetra, where armies of Kauravas and Pandavas had been arrayed against each other, removed all infatuations from the heart and mind of Arjun and he lifted his bow to fight against unjust Kauravas. This learned and sacred speech delivered by Lord Krisna has been incorporated in the great epic Mahabharat as Sri-Mad-Bhagavad-Geeta, which is today the most precious heritage of mankind in the realm of literature. Lord Krisna may inspire us also to follow the right path of the duty.
All gods having accumulated all their power and strength created women power for destruction of demons, by providing her their all lethal weapons to wipe out them to establish peace and tranquility on earth and in heaven. She is worshiped as mother of all powers. Mother Durga may do away with our all adversities.
Shiva - Parvati
The worship of Shiva-Linga as the symbol of the beam of lucent of Rigvedic God Rudra and Lord Sankar has been coming in vogue for countless epochs. Lord Shankar is on one hand terrifying, destroyer of creation whereas on the other hand He is propitious Shiva and supreme lord of all medicines as Baidyanath, curer and preserver of life. Lord Shankar may protect us from pre-mature death as also may destroy our all ailments and bless us with all happiness.
Goddess Parvati is the consort of God Shankar personifying His powers, she is propitious and ever doing goods. Her other name is Gauri, the brilliant. She is the mother of Skand Or Kartikeya, who was deputed as the supreme commander of the army of gods.She is also the mother of Lord Ganesh, who is worshiped as the god of wisdom, good luck, prudence and the remover of obstacles. We offer thousands salutation to the Goddess of marital fortune of womankind.
Legends And Stories
Shri Prembhikshuji was born in 1812 in Chhatauni, a small village in Bihar in a religious farmer's family. After becoming sannyasin, he started the tradition of non-stop (Akhand) chanting of Rama Naam at Jamnagar and then at remaining 6 centres at Dwarka, Porbandar, Junagadh, Rajkot, Mahuva, and Muzaffarpur. The history of this temple is linked with that of Jamnagar, Gujarat if we speak of the essence of this place. According to a legendary epic, Ramayana, Hanuman, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Ram, always enchanted the mantra, Jai Ram, Shree Ram. Presently the mantra Jai Ram, Shree Ram, Jai Jai Ram, is enchanted 24 hours. This ritual was started by Late Saint Shri Prembhikshuji Maharaj. It is said that this Saint was a strong devotee of Bala Hanuman ji. The pleasing Akhand Ram Naam is chanted every single minute without any halt. This temple is an ancient temple which was established by Shri Prembhikhshji Maharaj in the year 1963-64. It is worth noticing that the temple has been enchanting the mantra or the akhand name of Shri Ram since the last 48 years.
FestivalHanuman Jayanti Festival Hanuman jayanti is very famous among devotee of lord bajalji due to birthday of ram bhakt hanuman ji . Hauman ji is representation of enormous power and strength . He shows immortal devotion in the lotus feet of lord shri ram and called sankat mochak for his impossible work . this devotional process is considered to gain power and good luck in life . It is said that lord shri hanuman ji took birth on chaitra Shukla Purnima(full bright moon day ) in the lap of Mother Anjana and keshari was his father . he is also called son of wind (PawanPutra). He is 11th rudra avatar ( incarnation) of lord shiva and took birth as Vanara god. When it will be comes in 2015. On Hanuman Jayanti celebration, all the Hanuman temples have great crowd as devotee started pooja from early morning after taking holy bath. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated with great enthusiasm. The devotees visit Hanuman temples and apply sindoor to his whole body as Hanuman himself having sinduri color. They offer Prasad including Laddus , Banana, Peddas ,Gud Channa to Lord Hanuman. They offer wreath of flowers to him. They chant his mantra, hanuman chalisa and sudarkand in the revoke of his memories also at last performing his aarti. They donate food cloth to needy and the poor.
Day Time Service
Sunday 6:00 am Mangla Darshan
Monday 6:30 am Shangar Darshan
Tuesday 7:00 am Mangala Aarti
Wednesday 12:00 pm Raj Bhog
Thursday 4:30 pm Utthapan
Friday 7:00 pm Sandhya Aarti
Saturday 10:00 pm Shayan Darshan.
Aarti And ShringaarTiming :
Mangla Darshan 06:00 AM
Shangar Darshan 06:30 AM
Mangla Aarti 07:00 AM
Raj Bhog 12:00 PM
Utthapan 04:30 PM
Sandhya Aarti 07:00 PM
Shayan Darshan 10:00 PM
Bala Hanuman temple aarti
The main attraction of Bala Hanuman temple is the Aarti. Evening Aarti is more picturesque than the morning aarti. Above video shows evening aarti atmosphere. The evening aarti time is from 7. 30 PM to 8 PM. First Dhup starts and then Aarti starts. The main priest performs the rituals while others do the chanting of Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram. The whole thing is accompanied by musical instruments. Prasad is distributed after evening aarti. No payment is necessary for prasad. Whole thing is properly organized. Drinking water facility is available on other side of the temple but within the temple compound. The main deity of temple is idol of Shri Ram, Shri Lakshman and Devi Sita along with God hanuman.
There aren’t many places to eat at in front of temple gate. There are some small shops selling toys. One has to walk for about five minutes. From the front gate of temple walk down straight along with the lake, and after around 5 minutes one can see multiple food stalls selling all kinds of food items.
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit this temple is in the months of January, February, March, April, May, October, November, and December. Rest depending on the individual preference, one can visit the temple between 6am to 10pm.
SignificanceThe belief surrounding the Bala Hanuman temple is that the temple protects people from natural calamities and other problems. It is the reason for peace and prosperity of the city. Inside the temple, taking pictures of the idol are not allowed.
Bala Hanuman Tourist Guide
The prayer goes on all the day but is great during the prayer times. During prayer times the temple is filled with visitors. People participate in the prayer as well. The prayer is also accompanied by musical instruments as well.
As mentioned above Bala Hanuman temple is situated in Jamnagar. The IRCTC station code of Jamnagar is JAM. It is the nearest station to the temple. It is well connected with other parts of the country. So finding a train to Jamnagar will not be an issue. The problem is frequency of the trains. Mostly it is connected with weekly trains to other parts of country excluding Mumbai and Ahmedabad. So one really needs to plan a visit taking this fact into consideration.
A nearby airport is located 10 kms away from the town; hence it is very economical when compared to a taxi or rickshaw ride. Numerous domestic airlines connect Mumbai to Jamnagar.
There are number of private luxury and state transport buses that connect Jamnagar to different cities of India and Gujarat.
There are regular trains on Western Railway Line that directly connect various cities of India to Ahmadabad.
Railways There are regular trains on Western Railway Line that directly connect various cities of India to Ahmadabad.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.