History of Bawan Pokhar Temple
The Bawan Pokhar temple was built by the Pallava Kings, during the Pala period.
Architectural Design of Bawan Pokhar Temple
Bawan Pokhar Temple is constructed using stone, representing the architecture of the medieval period. Interior of the temple is adorned by beautiful images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. A very unique characteristic of this temple is that a large number of Hindu deities are enshrined at one place and worshipped collectively. This rich collection of different deities is made of black basalt, dating back to the Gupta and Pala period. Also, a four headed Shiva Linga is enshrined inside the temple. It was found buried in the area occupied by the temple. Even the Shiva Linga is made up of black basalt, representing the architecture of the Pallava Dynasty. These deities are offered flowers and precious jewels by devotees, which further enhance their beauty.
Festivals of Bawan Pokhar Temple
Since the Bawan Pokhar Temple is a Hindu temple that houses several deities and is against discrimination, it is not subjected to amazement that all the Hindu festivals are celebrated in the temple, with equal enthusiasm.
Nearby Attractions of Bawan Pokhar Temple
The Buddha Stupa, the Vaishali Museum, the Ashokan Pillar and the Lotus Tank are the nearby attractions of Bawan Pokhar Temple. In the Bawan Pokhar Temple premises, there is another temple dedicated to Lord Kartikeya called Harikatora Temple. Lord Kartikeya is Shiva's son and commander-in-chief of the armies of the Gods. Although still worshipped, what is perceptible from the current state of both the temples is that they are not managed and maintained properly.
October to March is generally considered the best time to visit this temple. Hajipur Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Bawan Pokhar Temple, at a distance of about 35 kilometers.
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