(Last Updated on : 31-05-2014)
The origin of Hariharnath Temple at Sonepur is shrouded in mystery. A large section of people believe that the temple was built by Lord Rama
on his way to Janakpur to win Sita
. This temple does not have much architecture.
There is a single square chamber constituting of the cella, with a simple, ordinary roof, rising to a point, and with a narrow porch in front. These are the components of simplest form of temple. This temple has been referred during the Subedarship of Raja Man Singh who is said to have done some repair work. The present Hariharnath temple was built by Raja Ram Narain, a noted figure of Bihar
during the later Mughal period.
Recently the temple has been recently reconstructed by the Birla group. Hariharnath Mahadeo is the principle place of worship here but several smaller temples also receive the offerings of pilgrims. Among these are the Kali Asthan and the Panch Devata Mandir.
The Hariharnath temple in Bihar is a place of pilgrimage for the devotees who come here on the occasion of the great Sonepur mela on Kartik Purnima day. This day of full moon is considered auspicious and any prayer offered on this day to the Lord is always fulfilled. The day of the Kartik Purnima
is a major occasion of Hariharnath temple at Bihar. Many people gather here on the day of Kartik Purnima in order to take the bath in the river.
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