Bhawan Pokhar temple is located in Basarh, Vaishali in Bihar, India. More specifically, it is situated on the northern banks of a pond called Bhawan Pokhar. The Bhawan Pokhar temple was built by the Pallavas, during the Pala period. This temple is a Hindu temple, which is dedicated to several gods.
A noteworthy fact about Bhawan Pokhar temple is that it does not support discrimination. People belonging to different castes, religions, sects and sexes are welcomed in the temple. This temple is a pilgrimage site for a large number of devotees belonging to different religions and is a tourism centre of Bihar.
About The Temple
Bhawan Pokhar Temple is constructed using stone. Interior of the temple has beautiful images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. A unique characteristic of this temple is that a large number of Hindu gods are enshrined at one place. This collection of different idols is made of black basalt, dating back to the Guptas and Palas. Also, a four headed Shiva Lingam is enshrined inside the temple. Even the Shiva Lingam is made up of black basalt, representing the architecture of the Pallavas.
All Hindu festivals are celebrated with equal enthusiasm.
Best Time to Visit
October to March.
Nearby Places to Visit
The Buddha Sthupa, the Vaishali Museum, the Ashoka Pillar and the Lotus Tank are the nearby attractions of Bhawan Pokhar Temple.
The nearest airport is in Patna.
Hajipur Railway Station is the nearest railway station.
Vaishali is well connected by road to other important cities.
Bhawan Pokhar Temple,
Pincode – 844 128.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
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).