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Shrines in Patna

Patna is a popular destination for the pilgrims, belonging to all religions.

The places of Hindu pilgrimage are :

Mahavir Mandir
This has the second highest budget, compared to Vaishno Devi  temple , in Northern India.
This  is one of the  holiest Hindu temple dedicated to Hanumanji.
Patan Devi
This is one of the 51st Siddha Shakti Pithas in India. According to the mythology, the left thigh of Sati fell here, chopped off by Lord Vishnu with his “Sudarshan Chakra”. The ancient temple was called Maa Sarvanand Kari Patneshwari, and  is believed to be the abode of the goddess Durga.
Kali Mandir
There are more than a dozen Kali temples in the city, but Patna Kali Bari at Yarpur, Kali Mandir at Darbhanga House and Sidheshwari Kali temple at Bansghat are the most popular ones.
Birla Mandir
Birla  Temple refers to different Hindu  temples or Mandirs built by the Birla family in different cities. All these
temples are magnificently built in white marble.

The places of Sikh pilgrimage are :

It is the holiest city for Sikh religion. The tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Govind Singh, was born here and spent his days, till he moved to Anandpur. Guru  Nanak and Guru Tegh Bahadur also visited the city of Patna.
•Some of the holy places for the Sikh religion are – Takht Shri  Harmandir Saheb,  Gurudwara Pahila Bada, Gurudwara  Govind Ghat,  Gurudwara Kundan Ghat, Gurudwara Guru ka Bagh, Gurudwara Bal Leela, Gurudwara Handi  Sahib.

The places of Islamic pilgrimage are :

The Pathar Ki Masjid
This stands on the bank of Patna. This is built of stones and hence the name given is Pathar Ki Masjid.
Sher Shah Suri Masjid
This is a piece of Afghan architecture. It was built by Sher Shah Suri.
Maner Sharif
This is the place where Makdum Daulat, breathed his last. Ibrahim Khan, Governor of Bihar , finished the construction of  his mausoleum.
Bihar Sharif
It is an active city of Muslim art and learning. It is a major Muslim pilgrimage city. The ancient Odantapuri University was located here, an important center for the learning of Buddhism.
Phulwari Sharif
Phulwari Sharif is a notified area in Patna in the state of Bihar. The civilization of the city dates back to the days of  inception of the Sufi culture in India. Phulwari Sharif had been frequented by most Sufi saints of that period.
Begam Hajjam’s Mosque
This is one of the oldest mosques of the city of Patna. The mosque bears the name of the innovator –Begam Hajjam and not that of Khan Muazzam Nazur Khan.

The places of Christian pilgrimage are:

Pathar Ki Haveli
This is also called the St. Mary’s Church  and this is the oldest church in Bihar.

The other places of pilgrimages are

Kamaldah Jain temple
The famous Jain temple is located at Kamaldah near Gulzarbagh railway station, near Patna. It  is a high mound of brick ruins on which two Jain temples stand. There is a mausoleum of Jain saint Sthoolhdbhadra and the temple of Sudarshan Swami.

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