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Durga Mandir, Thawe Mandir, Gopalganj, Bihar

Thawe Mandir, the Temple of Maa Thawewali is situated in Thawe, in Gopalganj District in the State of Bihar, India. It is only 6 km from Gopalganj town on the Gopalganj-Siwan National Highway.

image source: thawemandir.org

(Raja Suhag Mandir)

Introduction

The story of the establishment of thawe Durga Temple is quite interesting. Manan Singh, the king of the Chero dynasty, considered himself a great devotee of Mother Durga, when suddenly there was a famine in the king’s kingdom. At the same time, there was a devotee of Mata Rani in Thawe. Rice started coming out when Rahshu ran pater from the tiger. That is why the people there started getting food grains. It reached the king, but the king could not believe it.The king protested against Rahshu and called him a hypocrite and asked Rahshu to call his mother here. On this, Rahshu told the king that if the mother came here, she would destroy the kingdom but did not consider it a king. At the call of Rahshu Bhagat, Goddess Maa walked from Kamakhya and reached Thawe in Gopalganj via Ami of Patna and Saran. All the buildings of the king collapsed. Then the king died. The famous Prasad of Thawe maa Bhawani is- Pidkiyaa.

Mandir Location and Visits

Thawe mandir view
Two days in week, Monday and Friday, are very important for worshiping to please Maa. On these days devotees gather and worship Maa in large number in comparison to other days. The special Mela is organized during two times in year, in the month of “Chaitrya” (March) and “Ashvin” (October) on the great occasion of “Navratra”.

Inner view of Thawe Mandir
There are several names and forms of Maa Shakti. Bhaktas (devotees) worship her by many names in many forms, Maa Thawewali is one of them. There are 52 “Shaktipithas” in all over India, this place is also like a “Shaktipitha”.

The holy place of Maa Thawewali is situated in Thawe in Gopalganj District in Bihar, India. Maa has arrived here from her another holy place Kamrup, Assam where she well known as “Maa Kamakhya” on the prayer of her great devotee “Shree Rahshu Bhagat Ji”. Maa also known as “Singhasini Devi” “Rahshu Bhawani”.

In the morning between 5:00am and 7:00 am and in evening 7:00 pm (depends on season) devotees worship Maa with “Laddo”, “Peda”, “Narial” & “Chunari”.

MYTHOLOGY: THAWE DURGA TEMPLE STORY

The story of the establishment of Thave Durga Temple is quite interesting. Raja Manan Singh of Chero dynasty considered he a great devotee of Mother Durga, when suddenly there was a famine in that king’s kingdom. At the same time there was a devotee of Mata Rani Rahashu in Thawe. Rice started coming out after Rahashu gave rosemary to Pater from the tiger. This was the reason that the people there started getting grains to eat. This matter reached the king but the king could not believe it. The king turned against Rahashu and started calling him a hypocrite and asked Rahashu to call his mother here. On this Rahashu told the king that if the mother came here, she would ruin the kingdom but the king did not agree.On the call of Rahashu Bhagat, Devi Maa walked from Kamakhya and reached the Thawe of Gopalganj via Patna and Saran. Rahashu Bhagat’s head exploded and Maa Bhavani’s hand appeared in front of her. Rahashu Bhagat attained salvation when the mother appeared. At the same time, everything of the arrogant King Manan Singh ended with the light of Maa Thawe.

According to another legend, King Yuvraj Shahi Bahadur of Hathua established the Thawe Durga temple in the year 1714 when he was returning to Hathua with his army after losing the battle for the tenth time to the Zamindar of Champaran, Kabul Mohammad Barharia. Meanwhile, while resting under a huge tree in Thave forest, he suddenly saw Maa Durga in a dream.According to the facts in the dream, the king conquered Kabul by attacking Mohammad Barhariya and took Kalyanpur, Hussepur, Selari, Bhelari, Turkaha and Bhurkaha under his rule. After winning the victory, the king excavated that tree four steps to the north, where the idol of Durga was found ten feet below and the temple was established there. (source: thawemandir.org)

Mandir Trust and Trustee Members

  1. Shri Sunil Kumar
  2. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Saran (Chapra)
  3. Circle Officer Gopaljanj
  4. Shri Kautubhmadi Shahi
  5. Shri Daroga Singh
  6. Shri Pradeep Kumar Dash
  7. Shri Rudal Prashad
  8. Dr. Shashi Shekhar Singh
  9. Shri Gopichand Yadav
  10. Shri Omprakash Rai
  11. Shri Sudhama Manjhi
  12. Shri Jitendra Yadav

Mandir Open and Arti Timing

Maa Aarti Timming

Morning 5 Am Evening 8 Pm

Mata ka Bhog Rag

12:30 After Noon

Mandir Open Timming

Morning 4 Am to Evening 9 Pm

Rest Time

12:30 to 2:30 In Noon

Contact Information

About Thawe, Gopalganj

Thawe, in Gopalganj District in the State of Bihar, India. It is only 6 km from Gopalganj town on the Gopalganj-Siwan National Highway.

A village is situated 6 km from District headquarters in the south-west direction where there is a junction station “Thawe” of the northeastern railway of the Masrakh-Thawe section and the Siwan-Gorakhpur loop-line. In the village there is an old fort but the history of the fort is obscure. The King of Hathwa had a palace there but it is now in decadent state. Close by the residence of the Hathwa Raja there is an old temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. Within the enclosure of the temple there is a peculiar tree, the botanical family of which has not yet been identified. The tree has grown up like the cross. Various legends are prevalent in connection with the idol and the tree. A big fair is annually held in the month of Chaitra (March–April).

BEST TIME & WAY TO COME

The Temple Of “Maa Thawewali” Is Situated In “Thawe”, In Gopalganj District In The State Of Bihar, INDIA. This Is Only 6 K.M. From Gopalganj Town On The Gopalganj-Siwan National Highway .

SeasonsMonthsTemperature
SummersApril to June25℃ To 38℃
MansoonJuly To September22℃ to 35℃
WinterOctober To March18℃ To 28℃

Transportation:

There are several ways to reach Maa’s Temple

BY RAILY

There is a very good railway network that connects “Thawe” to the different parts of the state and other cities of our country. The nearest railway junction Siwan is directly connected to the four metro cities Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai. This is also well connected to other city of our country. Gorakhpur and Patna the major rail heads are also directly connected to “Thawe” via Siwan & Chapra.

BY ROAD

There is a good road network in the state that connects different places within state along with other parts of the country. Many National Highways pass through the state. Regular Bus and Taxi services are available from major cities of Bihar and East Uttar Pradesh (Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Varanasi etc.) throughout the day. From Capital of Bihar you can take Bus and Taxi for Gopalganj and from there many taxi,Tapoo and local transport available for Thawe mandir .

BY AIR

Patna the Capital City of Bihar, is well connected to different cities of the country through regular flights. From Patna very good Rail and Road transport facility is available to reach the Maa’s Temple.

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Officials and Contact Details

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