Kishanganj, Bihar

Kishanganj is a city in Bihar's Purnia division and the district headquarters of Kishanganj district. Kishanganj also has a number of religious sites. The HarGauri Temple is an ancient Shiva shrine well-known for its Shivratri celebrations. For the Muslim community, the city's most important sites of worship are Ruidhasa Khanquah and Kadam Rasul Mazaar.

Places to visit

  • HarGauri Temple : The HarGauri Temple can be found in Thakurganj Block. This temple is said to be at least 100 years old. It celebrated its Golden Jubilee Year in 2000. The Zamindar of Tagore Estate constructed this temple. According to legend, the Zamindar discovered Mahadev and Parvati’s statues linked together in one stone. He brought the statue to Benaras, but one night he dreamed that Lord Mahadeva told him to return the monument to its original location and build a temple there. The Zamindar became so terrified that he returned the next day and had the temple built. Every year on the occasion of Shiv Ratri, people travel long distances to worship and offer holy water to the Shivling here.
  • Distance: HarGauri Temple is 1 kilometer away from Kishanganj

  • Bandarjoola : Bandarjoola is a settlement in the Benugarh district. Beautiful statues of Lord Vishnu and the Sun God were discovered during excavations. This obviously demonstrates the historical significance of this location. Bandarjoola waits to wait for archeologists to arrive to solve its riddles.
  • Distance: Bandarjoola is 31 kilometers away from kishanganj

  • Lake Kachuudah : This lovely natural lake is 40 kilometers from Kishanganj. It is home to hundreds of migratory birds that use it as a stopover. The Tourism Department of the Government of Bihar recently sanctioned funds for the beautification and development of the area surrounding the lake in order to boost local tourism.
  • Distance: Lake Kachuudah is 1.9 kilometers away from kishanganj

How to Reach

  • Kishanganj is not well connected by regular flights to the rest of the country's major cities. The nearest airport is 56 kilometers away at Bhairawa. There are no frequent trains from other major cities in the country to Kishanganj. The nearest railway station is Katihar, which is 68 kilometers away.

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