At a distance of 24 Kms from the north-west direction Darbhanga, the village is located. The distance between the village and the Kamtaul Railway Station is a mere 4 Kms. The presence of Ahilya Asthan has made this place quite famous. The Ahilya Asthan is linked with a myth surrounding Gautan, a sage and Ahilya, his wife. The holy place is believed to house the imprints of Sita’s foot. These footprints of Sita, Ram’s wife, are worshipped.
TOURIST PLACES IN DARBHANGA
Ahilya Asthan: From the Railway Station of Kamtual in the Jale Block, the Ahilya Asthan is located at a distance of 3 Kms from it in its south direction. Ahilya Asthan is a renowned temple related to old history. The location is called Ahilya Gram. During the time of Ramnavami, this place hosts huge fairs each year during the months of Chaitra and Vivah Panchami in Agrahayan. Apart from this temple, the village houses other numerous temple and mosques.
Brahmpur: At a distance of 8 Kms from Kamtaul and 19 Kms from Jogiara, the village named Brahmpur is located. The main attractions of the place are the Gautam Kund and a temple of Gautam Rishi. These structures are situated near to the village. The name of the village has been given after the incident that took place here. The incident was that, Lord Brahma materialized in front of Gautam Rishi, when Lord Indra and Chandrama had dishonored the pureness of his wife.
Another myth related to the Gautam Kund is that the tank was formed by God Brahma, when he shot seven arrows into the earth.
Chhaprar: The Bahadurpur Block contains the village of Chhaprar. The distance between the village and the district headquarters is a mere 10 Kms. The bed of the river Kamla, houses a temple dedicated to Lord Mahadeva. During the festival of Kartik and Maghi Purnima, this place hosts numerous fairs.
Kusheshwar-asthan: Kusheshwar-asthan is a significant location related to religion. The distance between Kusheshwar-asthan and Singhia is 16 Kms and that between Kusheshwar-asthan and Samastipur’s Hasanpur Road Railway station is 22 Kms. The main attraction is the temple named Kusheshwarasthan, which has been dedicated to Lord Shiva. Throughout the year, this place receives numerous pilgrims. The status of Kuseshwarasthan Bird Sanctuary under the Wild Life Protection Act 1972, has been given to the fourteen number of villages contained in the Kuseshwarasthan Block. The area covered by these villages is 7019 acres and 75 decimals.
Mahinam-Mahadeo-sthan: From the Darbhanga-Biraul road, the Mahinam-Mahadeo-sthan is located at a distance of 5 Kms. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. During the festivals of Kartik and Maghi Purnima, this place hosts huge fairs every year.
Makranda: The Makranda is located at a distance of 5 Kms from the railway station in Manigachhi, in its south direction. The main attraction of the village is the archaic temple named Baneshwaristhan.
Newri: The distance between Biraul, which is the block headquarters and the Newri is 13 Kms and the place is situated in the west direction of Biraul. The relics of an archaic fort, which has connections to a person named Raja Lorick, can be found here.
Nawadah Durga-sthan: On the Majkora Nawadah Road, one can see the renowned temple of Goddess Durga. Daily, the temple witnesses huge amount of footfall. The occasion of Dussehra is hosted here with immense passion and zeal.
Raghopur: At a distance of 5 Kms from the railway station of Sakri, this village of Raghopur is located. It is situated in the south direction of the railway station. The main attraction of this place is the earthen heap called Sheosingh-garh. As per tales, this heap is supposed to conceal the relics of the building, which was constructed by Raja Shiva Singh.
Shyama Temple: The distance between the Darbhanga Railway Station and the Shyama Temple is a mere 1 Km and the temple is situated in the west direction of the station. The beautiful and appealing grounds of the Lalit Narayan Mithila University house this temple. Actually, this location is a personal burial ground belonging to the Royal Family of Darbhanga. Upon the graves of the past members of the royal family, the temples have been constructed. One such example of a temple is the Shyama Temple. In the year 1933, this temple was constructed. The temple houses an immensely large statue of Goddess Kali.
Sati Asthan: The distance between the Darbhanga Maharaji Bridge and the Sati Asthan is a mere 1 Km and the Sati Ashtan is situated in the west direction of the above mentioned bridge. The Sati Asthan is located in the renowned Subhankarpur’s cemetery. For the occasion of Tantra Sidhi, the famous tantric named Maharaj Rameshwar Singh used to come to this place, every day, during the mid night.
Manokamna Temple: Adjacent to the Nargauna Palace, within the grounds of the University, the Manokamna Temple is located. The temple has been built with marble. The temple has been dedicated to Hanuman. The temple contains a miniature yet immensely marvelous statue of Hanuman. The statue has been constructed with marble as well. Each day, the temple receives huge number of visitors.
Malechchhed Mardani Temple: The distance between the Darbhanga Railway Station and the Malechchhed Temple is a mere 1 Km and the temple is situated in the southwest direction of the station. The saints are demolished by the Goddess, to whom this temple is dedicated. For the Shakti people, this temple contains an immense amount of significance.
Kankali Temple: In the northwest direction of the Darbhanga Railway Station, the Kankali Temple is located. The distance between the temple and the railway station is a mere 2 Kms. The temple is situated in the grounds of the Qila of Darbhanga Mahraj. For the Shakti people, this temple contains an immense amount of significance.
Kaitholic Church: In the year 1891, this church was constructed. It is an ancient church of the likes of Baungla Church. Here, the Christen Pandits were coached and tutored. The distance between the railway station of Darbhanga and this church is a mere 1 Km. The structure is located in the north direction from the railway station. In the earthquake that occurred during the year 1897, this structure was utterly destroyed; however later on, restructuring of the building was done. Holy Rosary Church is the name of this church. Each Friday, the church witnesses gathering of a large number of people. Between the dates of 25th December to 31st December, this place hosts a Christmas Festival and during the date of 7th October, Anand Mela is also hosted here.
Bhikha Salami Majar: The distance between the railway station of Darbhanga and the Bhikha Salami Majar is a mere 1 Km. The structure is located in the southeast direction from the railway station. It is situated on the bed of a pond named Gangasagar. During the occasion of Ramzan, in between the 12th and 16th day, this place hosts a fair.
Masjid at Darbhanga Tower: The distance between the railway station of Darbhanga and the Masjid is a mere 2 Kms. The structure is located in the west direction from the railway station. For the people who follow Islamic faith, this architecture is the most appealing and spiritual location. Each Friday, this place witnesses the gathering of a huge number of people to pray.
The Mazar of Makhdoom Baba: The distance between the railway station of Darbhanga and the Mazar of Makhdoom Baba is a mere 2 Kms. The structure is located in the northwest direction from the railway station and in the area between the two universities. It is quite a famous spiritual location. In order to worship and pray, people following both Islam faith as well as Hindu religion come here.
Maharaja Laxmiswar Singh Museum: On 16th of September, in the year 1977, the construction of the Maharaja Laxmiswar Singh Museum took place. In the west direction of the Darbhanga Railway Station, this museum is located. Apart from Monday, one can visit the museum in any day.
Darbhanga town: In the year 1961, the rank of a city was given to Darbhanga. The population of the city is 1 lakh and counting. The Maharaja of Darbhanga sits in the city of Darbhanga. The district’s headquarters is the Laheriasarai, which is included in the town of Darbhanga. There are numerous eye catching structures present in the Raj area, such as palaces, temples, offices, parks and lakes. Among all the palaces, the Nargauna Palace, Anandbagh Bhawan and Bela Palace are the significant ones. The Sanskrit University and L.N.Mithila University makes use of some number of the buildings.
HOW TO REACH DARBHANGA
By air: The closest air terminal is located in Patna.
By road: The National Highway number 57 passes through the place of Darbhanga.
By rail: The railway station of Darbhanga is included in the East Central Railway.