Maa Mundeshwari Mandir, Bhabhua

The Mundeshwari Devi Temple is located at Kaura in Kaimur district in the state of Bihar, India on the Mundeshwari Hills. It is an ancient temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and Shakti and is considered one of the oldest Hindu temples in India. It is also considered as the oldest functional Hindu temple of India.
The inscription of an information plaque erected by the Archaeological Survey of India at the site indicates the dating of the temple to 108 AD. However, there are other versions for the dating stating the Saka era, prior to Gupta dynasty rule in India, and specifically to 105 AD according to the Administrator of the Bihar Religious Trust Board. The temple, a protected monument under ASI since 1915.
The Mundeshwari Devi temple is located on the Mundeshwari Hill at an elevation of. Located on Kaimur plateau near Son River,(and Survuwara(suvara) river) there are many archaeological relics on the Mundeshwari Hill.
It can be reached by road via Patna, Gaya, or Varanasi. The nearest railway station is at Mohania - Bhabua Road railway station from where the temple is 22 km by road.
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  • This temple is located on the summit of Piwara hill, with a height of about 600 feet. According to archaeologists British travelers R. N. Martin, Francis Buchanan and Block visited this temple between...  more »
  • Oldest place, The Mundeshwari Devi Temple (also spelled as Mundesvari) is located at Kaura in Kaimur districtin the state of Bihar, India on the Mundeshwari Hills. It is an ancient temple dedicated to...  more »
  • A very beautiful place... If you really want to enjoy then go on foot steps via road for four-wheelers..(not by stairs) and then come down via stairs... At 6 pm Temple get closed so be there before that 😊 And not forget to buy that Mudeshwari band on your forehead 😉
  • This is one of the oldest temples in Bihar and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. Archaeological Survey of India dates it to 108 A.D. It is also considered to be the oldest functional temple in the world.
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