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Tourism > BiharMunger  > Chandika Sthan



।। यो भूतं च भव्‍य च सर्व यश्‍चाधि‍ति‍ष्‍ठति‍।  स्‍वर्यस्‍य च केवलं तस्‍मै ज्‍येष्‍ठाय ब्रह्मणे नम:।।

                                                                                                      - अथर्ववेद

( जो भूत, भवि‍ष्‍य और सबमें व्‍यापक है,जो दि‍व्‍यलोक का भी अधि‍ष्‍ठाता है, उस परमेश्वर को प्रणाम है। वहीं हम सब के लिए प्रार्थनीय और वही हम सबके लिए पूज्जनीय है। )

Chandi Asthan ,  Near Basudevpur , Munger (मुंगेर) ,  Bihar (बिहार)



In the city of Munger, the eastern region of city on the bank of river Ganga, among the Vindhya Mountain in a cave, Shakti Peeth Maa Chandika Sthan is situated with a historical importance. The place where Chandika Sthan is situated, their left eye of Maa had felled, it is said that the history of Chandika Sthan is related to Raja Karna. Raja Karna was worshipper of Maa. Raja Karna used to worship Maa daily, he used to daily come in mandir and jump into boiling ghee,Acording to saints Maa used to give Darshan to Raja Karna and made his dead body alive. Due to Maa Raja Karna use to daily get 1.75 man gold, which gold Raja Karna use to distribute the gild to the needies in Karna Chaura.

During period of Navratra, tantriks from different place come here to play for siddhi. For tantra sandhna it has got the same importance as of kamakhya mandir of assam. Previously it had got a very small entrance but in 20th century its entrance was converted into bigger one. Chandika Sthan’s development was done by 40-50 years back by Rai Bahadur Keadr Nath Goinka, again in year 1991 Shyam Sunder Bhangad had done. Still the development work is goin on in mandir, during both the navrata’s Paramhans Swami Niranjana Nath Saraswati does the Satsang and Bhajan.



About Chandi Asthan :


Chandi Asthan is considered as one of the sacred Shakti-Peeth  out of 64 Shakti-Peet available on the earth . This Shakti-Peeth is located in Munger district of Bihar ( India )  . Chandi Asthan is approximately 2 km away from

the main munger town .The main land mark near chandi asthan is  100 years

old ITC  factory . Chandi Asthan is considered as one of the siddh-peeth  like kamakshya temple near Gauhati ( Aassam ) .It is one of the most Sacred & sanctified temple of India & holy  place for  millions of hindu pilgrims every

year. Esp. in the Navrat season the pilgrims  visit  increases  very much . 


Story about Chandi -Asthan :   


The story associated with Chandi Asthan is simmilar like other Shakti-Peeth , When Lord shiva was dancing in "Tandav-Mudra " with the corpse of Maa Sati 

the whole earth began to shake & the whole creation was in danger & was about to destroy . To save the world the gods requested Lord Vishnu to save the earth & Lord Vishnu managed to cut Sati's corpse in 64  pieces by his "Sudarshan Chakra"  .According to this legend story the left eye of  Maa Sati fell at Munger ,which in long  run developed  into a place of worship  of goddess Chandi .Among the different Shakti Peets ,this place is famous for the  cure of  eye problems of any disorder . Another legend story is also linked with this temple of Mahabharata Age . According to that  Raja Karna used to worship Chandi Maa every day and in turn the goddess gave him "Sav mann  Sona " ( ~ 50 kg Gold ) ,which Raja Karna distributes amoung the poor & needy people at "KarnaChoura " ( A place where today International  YogaShram  is Situated " . Our Team Visited there & collected some good snaps  for  the users.



Location     :  Chandi Asthan is ~ 1 km distance from ITC  Ltd , Basudevpur , Munger .


How to Reach  Chandi Asthan  :  


Train : Nearest Railway Station : Jamalpur Junction  then by  Road by Taxi.

 Air    : Nearest Airport : Patna Airport  


Munger (मुंगेर) at a Glance  :

Munger (मुंगेर), a very  famous  historical place  of Bihar , along the northern coast of river Ganga, a city of historical importance is situated named Munger.It is said that Rishi Dirghtma had invented some of the part of trigveda in Munger. On this land of Rishi Mudgal, God Ram had taken rest in his period of vanvas, and also Mata sita had given her  ”AGNIPARIKSHA”. Munger had faced many ups and down from ruling of Danveer Karna, Buddha-Mahaveer till Sikandar lodi and Meer Kasim. In Adhunik Kaal, Poet Ravindra had written few lines of Gitanjali. Anand Marg’s mentor Prabhat Ranjan S arkaar had got his learnings from munger. On the historical land of Munger, the true and heart thrilling stories of freedom fighters are spread all over.In the British time it’s importance was great .That days it was known a Monghyr & it has a rich cultural parts . :- MeerQaseem ( मीरकासिम) ka surang , Sita Kund , Rishi Kund ,Chandi asthan (sacred place ) these are the famous ancient heritage of Munger . In Mahabharata times (महाभारत काल) its name was Modgiri (मोदगिरी) . Munger was the capital of Bengal's last Nabab MeerQaseem . Munger was famous for the manufacture of iron products like swords and firearms. It was conquered by Mohammad Khilji in 1197, and is mentioned as a place of strategic military importance in the chronicles of that period. During Akbar’s regime, Monghyr was the seat of power of his general, Todar Mal and later Nawab Mir Quasim shifted the capital from Murshidabad to Munger, to stay away from British control. Surrounded by the Ganges on three sides and Kharagpur hills on the other side, He has created a Tunnel from Fort to otherside of Ganga River for  safe escafe  Munger is a nature lover’s paradise. Quiet, serene and picturesque, with many religious and historic locations Munger remains a popular travel destination.  In the “Mahabharata “ time  it was the empire of  King “ Karna “  & wel known as “Ang Pradesh “ till date .


The Bihar School of Yoga is world recognised Yoga Centre .This School teaches whold ,the essence of Indian Yoga .


Kasth  Harni Ghat (कष्‍टहरिणी घाटin Munger is very famous  ghat  for Hindu pilgrims . At this Ghat River Ganga  flows in north direction ( known as ”UTRAYAN GANGA GHAT" ) & it has religiously very important..


 “ Manpather ” where Lord Rama foot print has been found and people worship that place as well.


Other Historical Places at  Munger :

Bihar School of Yoga


Meer Kasim Ka Surang


Sita Kund


Bihar ( बिहार ) At A Glance :

ऐतिहासिक नाम                 : मगध

ऐतिहासिक राजधानी           : पाटलिपुत्र

वर्तमान राजधानी               : पटना

मौर्य साम्राज्य                   : बिहार में स्थापित हुआ था

बौद्ध धर्म                         :  विश्व  को  बिहार की ही देन

बिहार की मिट्टी में जन्म   :  जनक, जरासंध, कर्ण, सीता, कौटिल्य, चन्द्रगुप्त, मनु, याज्ञबल्कय, मण्डन मिश्र,

                                      भारती, मैत्रेयी, कात्यानी, अशोक, बिन्दुसार ,बाबू कुंवर सिंह, बिरसा मुण्डा, बाबू राजेन्द्र

                                      प्रसाद, रामधारी सिंह  दिनकर, नार्गाजून