This temple is situated at Sahpur-Manjoul of Nauhata block in Saharsa, and has a Shiva Ling that was established by Maharajah Shalivahan sometime in 100BC. The people celebrate a festival called Jithiya after the name of Jimutbahan who was the son of Maharajah Shalivahan. A description of this place is found in Shri Puran. The ancient shrine at Diwan Ban was washed away by the turbulent Koshi River. The locals have however built another temple in the adjacent area.
The nearest airport is Patna Airport.
The nearest railway station is Saharsa Railway Station.
Nauhata is well connected by road from Saharsa.
Diwan Ban Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM