Durga Mandir, West Champaran
District HQ Bettiah, Mandir in your Panchayat and Nagar Panchayat
The Durga Mandir (Temple) is situated in district West Champaran. It is believed that it was built 500 years ago which was under control of royal family of Bettiah Raj. This temple is devoted to Hindu deity Durga. The temple has a large stone built pond with it. The Durga Mandir boasts of its fine stone works, which is a fabulous example of north Indian stone work arts.
Goddess Durga resides in the form of Shaktipeeth in the Bagh temple, all the gods had established by contributing.
The city’s Durga Bagh temple has hidden many secrets in itself. People of other provinces including the district also believe that all the wishes sought here are fulfilled. The Durga Bagh temple established in the middle of 52 acres of land is mainly considered to be the mother of happiness, wealth, good fortune and children. Its history is related to the Satyuga period. Apart from this, many secrets of this temple are hidden in the cheeks of Kaal. which has not been fully elucidated. Later, many dynasties took the responsibility of its protection, now the temple has gone under the Court of Vadas. This is history: Pandit Rakesh Jha alias Bablu, the priest of the temple, told that the sage defeated in the Devasura battle was doing penance in the Vetravati forest in the guise of a sage. In them, the daughter of Abhhryan, Markatmani appeared on the mud with conch shell, chakra, bow and arrow. Devi killed the demon commander and demons named Durgam again. Gave their position and prestige to the deities and became deeply meditative. After this, all the deities with their share established a similar idol of the same goddess there in the form of Sarveshwari Shaktipeeth.
Which is still known as the only Sarveshwari in the world. Later, the Cheri dynasty, Sugao dynasty and Bettiah dynasty took care of the temple of the mother. The idols of other deities, including ponds, gardens, 11 guest houses, 9 wells, were established here by Bettiah Raj in a 52-acre plot. Two inscriptions of the list of patron kings of Cheri dynasty are still stored in Bettiah Raj. Damaged by the earthquake, again built in the earthquake-resistant Nagar style, the stone slab was installed in this temple by the former Raj Manager Vipin Bihari Verma. The descendants of the then priest Pandit Kripashankar Jha still worship the mother.
An interesting fact
This temple is built on “Sriyantra yojna” famous and the oldest book of civil engineering or mathematics ” Sulbh sutra”.
The main deity of this temple is KAL BHAIRAVI a incarnation of Maa Durga. And the animal belong to Her is dog ( Not tiger).
About City Bettiah
Bettiah , the headquarters of West Champaran, will not be wrong if it is said to be the heritage of the oldest history of India. The history of Bettiah starts before the Shah Jahan, the Mughal Empire. The city Bettiah has centuries old historical heritage, this city was very rich in historical heritage. In the period of his First King (Gangeshwar Dev, a Brahmin of the Jaitharia clan). Shah Jahan started collecting tehsil from his king in his dynasty.
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