The Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Rajgir of Nalanda District in Bihar, is devoted to Lord Vishnu and his dharma patni Goddess Lakshmi. The temple is painted in pink and has a unique feature of being located beside the Saptadhara - a group of seven hot springs. In ancient times, hot springs used to be the site of the Tapodarama, a Buddhist monastery at the time of Gautama Buddha. King Bimbisara is said to have taken bath there sometimes.
In the recent times, the spring has been tapped to enable the flow of water to a raise level through many ceramic pipes in a hall, where people sit under it and enjoy the bath. Muslims are prohibited to enter the hot spring bath hall. Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Ajatashatru Fort and Venuvana are some of the nearby sightseeing places.
Gaya Airport which is about 68Kms is the airport nearest to this shrine and is well connected to major cities Delhi, Kolkata and Varanasi. Flights are available to international destinations like Kathmandu, Colombo and Bangkok from Gaya. Patna airport, about 98 northwest of the town is well connected to most Indian cities. Taxis are available from both airports to reach Rajgir by road.
Rajgir railway station is less than one km away from the town. Gaya railway station is the major railway junction which lies about 60 km southwest of Rajgir, and is connected to major cities of the country.
Well-developed roads connect Rajgir with important places of the state and rest of the country. From Patna, the Bihar State Tourism Development Corportation (BSTDC) organises round trips to Rajgir. Taxis, cars, and vans are also available on hire from Patna to Rajgir for a day trip.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple,
Rajgir, Nalanda District, Bihar,
India, Pincode – 803116.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
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.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.