Famous Temples in India


Sultanganj, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India



The main diety of this temple is Ajgaivinath, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The deity Lord Shiva has existed as Swayambhu.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit area October to December.


Highest - April to June (45°C during day and 35°C during night)Average - May (35°C during the day and 25°C during night)Lowest - December to (26°C during day and 21°C during night)Monsoon season - August to October

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Sultanganj Bus Stand
3 KM 18004253266
Sultanganj Railway Station
2 KM 139
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
433 KM 03325118036


According to the legend Lord Shiva took a bow known as Ajgav and so the place came to be known as Ajgaivinath. Contains an inscription Gupta and some Hindu and Buddhist images. The area has yielded ancient relics like stupas, seals, coins, terracotta and Hindu and Buddha images. Many carvings can still be seen in the Sultanganj hills. A number of small images along with a copper image of Lord Buddha about seven feet high were excavated here.

Religious Significance

The story is that the river Ganga on her way to the ocean interrupted the Jahnu Muni in his meditation by the rush of her currents. The Sage swallowed the river in a gulp. Bhagiratha intervened and the Muni again let her out by making an incision in his thigh. That is why the river Ganga is also called Jahnavi.


During the rule of the Mauryas, Guptas and Palas many works of art and architecture were raised at Sultanganj. It is commonly said that Kalapahar failed to demolish Ajgaivinath Temple, but he could destroy the Parvati Temple on the neighbouring hill and built a mosque there. Formerly, this hill must have been bigger and spacious. The high floods and the constant strong currents of the Ganga must have worn away the decaying granite rocks of the hill.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:00 AM - 12:30 PM 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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Sultanganj, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

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