Brahmeshwar Nath Temple
Brahmeshwar Nath Temple is one of the most significant Shiva temples located in the Buxar region of Bihar and Shaivaites from all over the country visit the pious temple of this Syambhu Shiva Lingam to perform special pujas and yajnas on Mahashivratri. It is presumed that this temple of Lord Shiva was established since pre-historic days though the exact history behind its establishment is unknown.
A famous legend regarding Brahmapur Temple of Lord Shiva centers around powerful Muslim emperor Ghaznavi who intended to rob all the wealth of the Shaivite temple and destroy the abode of Lord Shiva despite the warnings from the villagers and the devotees that no one can protect him from the wrath of Mahadev. The proud emperor didn't listen to the villagers and disrespected the Lord by questioning His existence and threw a challenge to Mahadev th...View more
t if in the morning the entrance of the temple moved from east to west, he will leave the temple unharmed. In the morning when the emperor reached to ravage the temple, he was astonished to find the entrance of the temple in the west. The emperor understood the powers of Lord Shiva and left without robbing the temple.
The temple entrance is facing west which makes Brahmeshwar Nath temple of Buxar unique and different from all other shaivite temples which are east facing.Picture Courtesy : www.dietbuxar.org
Timings : Pilgrims can enter the temple and pray to Lord Shiva throughout the day.
No specific dress code though neat and conservative clothing is preferred.
Over the ages, Bihar has been the center of attraction regarding its involvement since the days of Ramanayana and the Mahabharata. The capital of the mighty Mauryan Empire was also at Pataliputra- which lies in the present day Bihar. Even today, many important relics of Emperor Chandra Gupta Maurya, Bindusara and the mightiest of them all Emperor Ashoka are found.
Moreover, Bihar proudly houses the centers of learning like the famous Nalanda University and the prestigious Vikramshila University during the ancient times.
The state boasts on its flagship religious culture, the enriched heritage that grew up associating different popular shrines in Bihar. Alongside, Bihar's culture extends to the vibrant Madhubani art and Manjusha art.
Brameshwar Nath Temple, Brahmapur, Buxar District, Bihar 802112
The nearest airport is Patna from where one can hire taxis or catch a bus to reach the temple in Buxar. Local conveyances like the taxis, auto rickshaws and tungas (horse carriages) are available to help pilgrims reaching the temple from the Raghunathpur station which is around 2 Km from the shrine. BSRTC buses ply from Buxar to Brameshwar Nath Temple.
Morning and evening pujarchana conducted by the temple priests.
Flowers, Aarati, Milk, Agarbati
Special puja and Yajna are arranged on Maha Shivaratri by the Shaivites visiting the temple during the festival. The month of Shravan is pious for the Shiva worshippers. Special pujas are also organized on Mondays.
March - Maha Shivaratri
Throughout the month of Shravan, special pujas are arranged.