Kathangi is a village located in the Arwal district of Bihar. Kathangi boasts of a historical Surya Mandir that is dedicated to the Sun God or the Surya Bhagawan. The temple design is said to be tall and consists of a splendid statue of Lord Surya. The Chhat Puja is celebrated in this village twice annually, in a grand manner. A large number of devotees from the neighbouring villages throng the place for attending the Chhatt Puja. People pray the Surya Bhagawan by offering Surya namaskaras every day in the morning.
How To Reach Arwal
Patna Airport which is 55.6 kms away is the closest airport to Arwal. Cabs are available from the airport to reach the temple.
Patna Junction is the nearest railway station which is approximately 58.38 kms away from the city of Arwal.
Arwal is well connected to many town and cities within the state of Bihar. It is situated at a distance of 16.6kms from Paharpur Bus Stand, which is the nearest bus stand. Local bus services are offered by BSRTC from all parts of Arwal to the Surya Mandir. Pilgrims can also visit the temple by bus from other areas around the Khatangi.
Khatangi, Arwal, Bihar,
India, Pincode - 804421.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Good Health
- Speedy recovery
- Improvement of eyesight and vision
- Strengthen bone
- Attain wealth
Palasha Pushpa Sankaasham Taarakaa Graha Mastakam Rowdram Rowdraat Makam Ghoram Tam Ketum Prana Maa Myaham
Meaning -I pray to Ketu, who looks similar to the Palaasha flower, who is the head of the stars and planets, who is scary and violent.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.