|Crowd at Mahavir Mandir Patna during Ram NavmiExplore Bihar|
Mahavir Mandir is a popular one in Patna, the capital city of Bihar. Considered as one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, it is being visited by million of pilgrims every year and is the second most visited religious shrine in North India. It is a manokamana mandir where every wish of the devotee is fulfilled and the ardent devotees visiting this famous Hanuman temple have a lot of trust in Rama Baktha Hanuman.
The temple receives donations up to Rs. 100,000.00 almost every day from the pilgrims by way of offerings in the donation box (hundi in Tamil). Next to the famous Maa Vaishno Devi shrine, the Mahavir Mandir Trusts, have the second highest budget in North India. Its daily collections go up everyday.
The temple has been around for centuries, however the mandir was established by one Swami Balanand, an ascetic of Ramanandi sect in 1730 A.D. Until 1948, Gossain Sanyasis controlled the temple and in 1948, as per Patna High Court verdict, it became a public temple.
|Mahavir Mandir, Patna. biharhistorical.blogspot.com|
The temple is always crowded on Saturdays and Tuesdays to have a darshan of lord Lord Hanuman.
The annual Sri Ram Navami and New Year are celebrated on a large scale.