Chandika Sthan Temple Bihar Full Details

Chandika Sthan Temple Bihar Full Details


  • Locality/village:- Munger
  • State :- Bihar
  • Country:- India
  • Nearest City/Town:- Jamalpur
  • Best Season To Visit :- All
  • Languages :- Hindi & English
  • Temple Timings :- 9 AM to 1.30 PM and 5.30 PM to 8.30 PM
  • Photography:- Not Allowed.

Chandika Sthan Temple Bihar Full Details

Chandika Sthan is a Hindu temple situated in Munger, in the Indian state of Bihar. It is one of the sixty-four Shakti Peethas, places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti. On the Northeast corner of Munger, Chandika Sthan is just two kilometers away from the Munger town. Being a Siddhi-Peetha, Chandika Sthan is considered to be one of the most sacred and sanctified temples, as important as the Kamakshya temple near Guwahati.

Chandika Sthan is approximately 1 km distance from ITC Ltd, Basudevpur, Munger.

Chandika Sthan Temple History

Legendary tales and the Hindu folklore say that it was to save the world from the anger of Lord Shiva, as he took the corpse of Sati and wandered. The same legend says that the left eye of the Sati fell at Munger, which subsequently developed into a place of worship of the Divine Mother Chandi. Among the different Shakti peethas, Chandika Sthan is famous for the cure of eye troubles, as per the traditional belief of the local folklore.

The Chandika Sthan Temple is believed to be a Shakti Peetha, the divine shrine of Shaktism. The mythology of Daksha Yaga and Sati’s self-immolation and Shiva carrying the corpse of Sati Devi is the story of origin behind the Shakti Peetha shrines. It is believed that Sati Devi’s left eye has fallen here. Another legend connected with Chandika Sthan is regarding King Karna of the ancient Indian kingdom of Anga, who used to worship Chandi Mata every day and in turn, the Goddess gave him 11/4 pounds (equivalent to 50 kilograms) of gold for distribution among the needy and downtrodden at Karanchaura, now a local name for the vicinity. In the city of Munger, the eastern region of the city on the bank of river Ganga, among the Vindhya Mountain in a cave, Shakti Peeth Maa Chandika Sthan is situated with a historical importance. The place where Chandika Sthan is situated, their left eye of Maa had fallen, it is said that the history of Chandika Sthan is related to Raja Karna. Raja Karna was a worshipper of Maa. Raja Karna used to worship Maa daily, he used to daily come in mandir and jump into boiling ghee, according to saints, Maa used to give Darshan to Raja Karna and made his dead body alive.

Chandika Sthan Temple Festivals

During the period of Navratri, tantriks from different place come here to play for siddhi. For tantra sandhna, it has got the same importance as of kamakhya mandir of assam. Previously it had got a very small entrance but in the 20th century, its entrance was converted into bigger one. Chandika Sthan’s development was done by 40-50 years back by Rai Bahadur Kedar Nath Goinka, again in the year 1991 Shyam Sunder Bhangad had done. Still the development work is goin on in the mandir, during both the navrata’s Paramhans Swami Niranjana Nath Saraswati does the Satsang and Bhajan.

Chandika Sthan Temple How To Reach

By Road:-
Jamalpur  is at a distance of 13 kms from Munger. Buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws are available frequently to reach the temple.

By Rail:-

The nearest rail head is the Jamalpur Junction at a distance of 13 kms from the temple.

By Air :-
The nearest airport is the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport at a distance of 186 kms from the temple.

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