Mandar Hill is far-famed for mythological background, which was used for the Sagar Manthan and also related to the (Jainism) salvation of 12th Teerthankar Vasupoojya Swami - Gyan, Tup and Moksha.
Legend and Stories
Another case of mythological or puranic story is the physical presence of Vishnu. These demons started harassing Brahma and other gods. Madhu was a magic wizard who even after getting his neck cut used to harass smaller gods. Lord Vishnu meditated to call a hill body called Mandar hill. After martially defeating Madhu the lord pressed his body with Mandar hill. Thus he became “Madhusudan” and Mandar hill near Baunsi because of a big conch (Sankh) in a tank on the geographical profile on top of the Mandar hill.
Makar Sankratri, Rath yatra, Janmastmi and Durga puja are main festive periods to enjoy the visit. But one can easily reach here preferably in winter season and enjoy the occult pilgrimage.
The closest airport is in Patna. There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Banka. Banka does not have a bus stand but the nearest option is Saharsa.
Mandar Hill Temple
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To attain salvation
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.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.