Mundeshwari Devi Temple, Bihar

The Mundeshwari Devi Temple is a historic monumental temple is a relic from the bowels of history and time and is recognized as one among the oldest temples for the Hinduism religion in India. The Mundeshwari temple sanctum preserves the deity of the Hindu deity Shiva with his consort Shakti which is the symbolic interpretation of the fact that male and female forces are inseparable. What is even more surprising is that this architectural marvel is still functional and is flocked regularly by devotees who come to pay deferential respect and reverence to the residing deity. The presence of inscriptions found in the temple site help in tracing the actual age of this temple which dates back to as early as 625 BC. The Mundeshwari Temple has been recognized by the Indian government as a monument of historical and archaeological importance and is presently under the caretaker-ship and maintenance of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which declares it as a protected heritage site.

The Mundeshwari Devi temple is positioned at a height of about 608 feet above the sea level on top of the Mundeshwari Hill from which it takes its name. The Kaimur plateau houses the temple which is located at the confluence of the Son River, with river Survuwara. Mundeshwari hill is a site which withholds a vast reserve of archaeologically significant relics, some of which have been excavated and preserved with due care as specimens of the past while some are still to be unearthed. Due to its high historical significance, this place is a must visit one for any history buff.

Timings

Mundeshwari Devi Temple open at 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM and then 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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