Maa Mundeshwari Temple (Bhagwanpur)

This temple is located on the summit of Piwara hill, with a height of about 600 feet. 

According to archaeologists British travelers R. N. Martin, Francis Buchanan and Block visited this temple between 1812 and 1904. The  inscription made on this temple is of middle of 389 AD indicating its ancestry. The stone carvings of  the Mundeshwari Bhavani temple are of Gupta period. It is an octagonal temple made of stone. In the Eastern section of this temple, the grand and ancient idol of the goddess Mundeshwari is the center of the main attraction. The mother is in the form of Vaarahi, whose vehicle is Mahish. There are four entrances to the temple, in which one has been closed and one half open. Panchmukhi Shivaling is installed in the central part of this temple.  The color of  the stone This Panchmukhi Shivling has been constructed with a special stone which changes its color along with the position of the sun and stone .  The statue of Vishal Nandi on the west side of the main entrance. The uniqueness of this temple is in animal (goat) sacrifice. Here the goat is sacrificed but it is not slaughtered. This type of sacrifice is nowhere else. 

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  • Mata Mundeshwari
  • Maa Mundeshwari Temple
  • Panchmukhi Shivling

How to Reach:

By Air

There is no independent airport in Kaimur and anyone who wishes to access the city by air will have to connect through Varanasi Airport, which is the nearest airport. Varanasi is 60 kms from Kaimur

By Train

Mohania is the only major railway junction of district . Commonly the station is known as Bhabua Road on the Howrah-New Delhi Grand Card located in the Mughalsarai region. A large number of trains connect the city to almost all states and important cities of the country.

By Road

Kaimur is 200kms from Patna and 100kms from Varanasi. National Highway 30 connects Kaimur with the capital Patna via Arrah. Apart from this, there are also a few State Highways in the city.