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The Mahavir Mandir

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The Mahavir Mandir is one of the holiest Hindu temples especially to Lord Hanuman, situated in Patna, Bihar, India. Million of pilgrims visit this temple every year and is the second most famous in visited religious shrine in North India.

The Mahavir mandhir is outside station. The sacred "Kalas" of brass bright on its high roof. This Mahavir temple was founded in a humble room with clay tile roof, about sixty one years ago, midst the British Raj. It used to be lit by a only one kerosene lamp in the evening time. Nobody, however devout a worshipper of Mahavir, would dare enter the darkroom at night time. This temple gained in popularity when some Punjabi Hindu refugees came to Patna after the separation in 1947. This temple was rebuilt as a concrete house at that time. Even this was broken down in 1987 and a big marble palace has been built.

This changed is as high as first floor and the idol of "Sankat Mochan" Hanuman stands on it. There is a Shiva linga by its side which had not been there formerly. Above this there are also two other marble floors, all polished and clean. Many idols, including one of Jagaddhatri, have been put in the first floor, all imprisoned within glass cases. There is another Shiva linga within a glass in the second floor. The all devotees grumble at not being able to pore water on the linga.