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Baba Garibnath Temple

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Baba Garibnath Temple

Praveen Singh
31st Jul 16

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Praveen Singh

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Garibnath mandir

It is early morning. Amidst the blowing of conch
Shells and the sound of dhol, manjeera, a group
Of devotees can be seen dancing on the narrow
Pathway leading to Baba Garibnath Temple at
Purna Bazar, Muzaffarpur. The temple
Reverberates with the sounds of keertan that
Follow, while bel patra and milk continue to flow
On the pindi as the offerings continue. The Lord
Grants the wishes of all, but particularly those of
The poor and this faith is writ large on all the
Faces here.
Are more than 10 Gareebnath temples in
The country. In this one people worship a
Swayambhu Shivalinga, one that has evolved by
Divine power, " says Amarnath Pathak, the priest,
Who is also member of the Mahant family of this
Temple that is said to be about 300 years old. A
Story associated with it tells us about the
Landlord who sold this land to Badrinath
Chachan. While getting the vat vriksha on the
Premises cut, on reaching the fifth of the seven
Trees, somehow the Swayambhu Shivalinga about
Which none had any inkling, got hit.
"The pink cemented structure has a dome with
Seven kalasha, made of ashtadhatu. "
It is said blood started flowing and Chachan, in
Fear and devotion, initially made a temporary
Temple there. The poor landlord who had sold off
The land, too started worshipping here and it is
Believed Lord Shiva appeared in disguise to help
In the marriage of his daughter. Since then it has
Been called Shivalinga Garibnath or the Lord of
The poor. In 2006, Kedarnath, son of Badrinath,
Gave concrete structure to this 120 feet high
Temple, now functioning under the Garibnath
Nyas Samiti. The pink cemented structure has a
Dome with seven kalasha, made of ashtadhatu
And one of the seven banyan trees, still stands
Tall adjacent the main structure.
The sanctum here has the Swayambhu
Shivalinga, 1. 5 feet below the flooring with the
Base covered with silver and argha, an octagonal
Ashtadhatu covering structure. Small temples
With statues of Kartikeya, Ganesha, dot the
Compound. A lot of attention is preserved for
Nandi, with youngsters in particular whispering
Their wishes into its ears. In the northeast
Direction of the sanctum, marble statues of
Radha-Krishna and Surya Narayana are coming
Up. Statues of Bhagwan Shri Satyanarayana andi
Ashtamukhi Ekadasha Rudra rest on two
Different floors of this tall, vertically established
Composite temple structure. Chandrakoopa or
The holy well is from where water is drawn for
Offering, while chants of stuti gaan rents the air.
With almost 10, 000 devotees coming everyday,
The crowd, swells to even 50, 000 on Mondays
And Fridays!

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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.2/5

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A Trip to Muzaffarpur

I had been to Muzaffarpur by road in the month of August 2016. Muzaffarpur is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of Bihar. The must-visit attractions around Muzaffarpur include the Ramchandra Shahi Museum, Jubba Sahni Park and the Litchi Gardens. The Ramchandra Shahi Museum is a part of the Jubba Sahni Park and was constructed in 1979. The major attraction here is the ancient utensils being displayed alongside the statues here. The Jubba Sahni Park is named after the revolutionary and freedom fighter and is a children's park with its collection of trees, grass and shrubs. The major attraction here is that the park is lit up after sunset. Muzaffarpur is the producer of 3 lakh tonnes of Litchi every year. Bochaha and Mushahari are the major gardens outlining the 7 kilometer expanse of the city of Muzaffarpur. One has to visit these gardens in the months of May and June to witness the ripe Litchi fruit.

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Muzaffarpur Overview

Muzaffarpur is the largest city situated in the northern part of Bihar and is located around 35 km from Vaishali on the banks of River Burhi Gandak. Purbi Champaran and Sitamarhi districts in the northern regions and Vaishali and Saran districts in the southern part bound Muzaffarpur.

Known as the Lychee Capital of India, Muzaffarpur is one of the most popular centres for trade in India. The major transactions of trade for Muzaffarpur are with Nepal, in which grains and other commodities are exchanged. Owing to its world renowned Shahi Lychee and Chinese Lychee fruits, it has won several international accolades. The average annual production of Lychees here is around three lakh tonnes approximately.

Muzaffarpur was named after Muzaffar Khan, who was a revenue officer in the early eighteenth century. Earlier the areas of Champaran, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur were combined and altogether were known by the name of Vaishali. This region used to be the centre of power and authority of the Linchavi Kingdom. Ancient sites and Buddhist Viharas are an integral part of MuzaffarpurÂ’s cultural heritage.

With the advent of commercialisation, the marketing conditions of this city have improved a lot. It is now regarded as the marketing hub of northern Bihar region and is a provider to wholesale markets in Mumbai, Surat and Ahmedabad. The major commercial hub in the city is Motijheel and the textile mills here are dominated by the Marwadi community.

Some of the popular destinations here include ancient temples like the Kali Temple of Sikandarpur, the Rajeshwari Devi Mandir, Chaturbhuj Temple, Ramna's Tripur Sundari Temple, Shri Ram Temple, and Baba Garib Stan, the shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

There are also several shrines, temples and Buddhist monasteries in the regions of Vaishali and Rajgir. Other than temples, there is Kesaria Stupa, which is one of the largest monuments in the country, Khudi Ram Bose Memorial and Ram Chandra Shahi Museum. The Badi Masjid, Hathilwa-Matth and Gurudwara are other major locations near Rajkhand.

Besides, the nearby locations Rajgir and Vaishali are famous for the historic places of Buddhist significance. Nalanda attracts numerous tourists for its remnants of stupas, monasteries, temples and the Nalanda University, and the excavated artifacts are displayed in the Nalanda Museum

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