Munger is a city located in the state of Bihar. The city is the most attractive city in the state of Bihar. The city is located on the banks of the river Ganga. It is believed that during the First World War, it was the city of Mars where cartridge guns were produced. It is the 11th largest city in Bihar in terms of population. Historically, Munger is known for being an ancient seat of rule. Munger is a twin city. These include Munger and Jamalpur on the south bank of the river Ganga. The city is a historic city which served as the capital of Bengal in 1762 under the rule of Qasim Ali Khan.

Visiting place in Munger 

Munger Fort

The fort of Mungar was built during the reign of the Ghulam dynasty. The city of Munger where the fort is located was under the control of Muhammad bin Tughlaq of Delhi. Its ancient history, as a town, mostly ruled by Hindu kings, is initially traced from a stone inscription to Chandra Gupta Maurya and later dated to the kingdom of Anga. The fort has two famous hills called Karnachaura. The fort is considered to be one of the most famous tourist spots in Munger.

Kastaharni Ghat

Kastaharni  Ghat is a ghat or bathing place on the Ganga. A sage named Mughal Muni came to this ghat in the 6th century and established two temples on a rock at Kashtahari ghat. This ghat is mentioned in Ramayana. According to Ramayana, Lord Rama and Lakshmana came to this place to rest after facing Taraka. According to popular belief, bathing in the ghat relieves all ailments and calms the mind, body, and soul. The water of this ghat flows towards the north and hence it is called the northern channel Ganga.

Chandika Sthan

Chandrika Sthan is a Hindu temple. Which is considered one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.One of the sacred places of worship of this goddess Shakti comes in humans. The myth of Daksha Yaga and Sati’s self-extinction at this place and the corpse of Shiva Sati Devi is the story of the origin behind the temples of Shakti Peetha. It is believed that Sati Devi’s left eye fell here.

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary 

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the top of Kharagpur hills southwest of Mangar. The sanctuary is famous throughout the country for its vast and rare diversity of flora and fauna. A large number of birds come here from the Central Asian region which attracts the tourist who comes there.

Sita Kund 

This tank is named after Goddess Sita. Here it is believed that Goddess Sita came out of the flames and bathed in the same pool to extinguish her body heat. Sita Kund is a hot spring. Surrounding this kund are three kunds named after the three brothers of Lord Rama with three reservoirs named Laxman Kund, Shatrughan Kund, and Bharat Kund in the west.

 

 

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