Haleshwar Sthan is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Bihar. It bears some mythological and historical significance.
Haleshwar Sthan is a pilgrimage tourism site, which is located in 3 km north-west of Sitamarhi District of Bihar. Haleshwarnath Temple is the major landmark in the village. This place consists of an ancient Lord Shiva temple, which is thought to be the first Shiva Linga temple in the state of Mithila. Currently, no archaeological survey has been made at the site but the manuscripts on the stone located in the region are seemingly 7,000 years old. In that place, a large fair called Saavan Mela is held every year, which is organized by the temple authority. This fair is quite popular in Bihar.
History of Haleshwar Sthan
According to some legends, King Janak founded the temple, who began to plough on the site of the temple for rain and in order to find Sita, who married Lord Rama of Ayodhaya. According to another legend, King Videha of Videhas tribe founded the temple.
Visiting Information to Haleshwar Sthan
To reach this place, Patna Airport is the nearest airport to access, which is approximately about 120 km from this place. Sitamarhi Railway Station, on Raxaul-Darbhanga rail route, is the nearest major railway station to this place.
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