Mandar Hill Bihar, History, Timings and Pooja details
Mandar Hill History
Mandar Hill is about 700 ft high and is 30 miles from the Bhagalpur Town. It was mentioned in Skanda Purana, that this Hill was used as the churning stick to Churn Kshir Sagar.
As per the Legend, Titiksha, the second son of Mahanamas, the 7th in descent from Anu, has founded the Kingdom Anava and named it after it’s ancestors. The Asura King Bali had five sons from his wife Sudeshna, namely, Anga, Vanga, Kalinga, Pundra and Sumha. The Anava Kingdom was expanded under the demon King and five kingdoms were carved out of it and named after his five sons. Separated from Magadha by the river Champa.
The relics on Mandar Hill indicated a confluence of two religions Hinduism and Jainism. It is believed that King in Karnataka, Chola by name took bath in the holy tank Papaharini and relieved from leprosy disease on Makar Sankranti day. On Makar Sankranti day, thousands of devotees take bath in this holy tank from 4:00 am – 12:00 pm.
There are 3 routes which lead from Papaharini tank to the top of the hill, the path a little to the east is much used. On this path, stairs have been cut out of the stone. The legend is that these stairs had been cut at the instance of King Ugra Bhairab.
Temples on top of the Hill were desecrated by Kala Pahar.
How to reach Mandar Hill?
- Patna Airport is 278 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Banka which is 18 km away. The direct trains are available from Patna station.
- Temple can be reached from Patna or Bhagalpur stations easily.
Mandar Hill Images
Reference Link: History