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MUNDESHWARI DEVI TEMPLE

  • State - Bihar
  • District - Kaimur
  • Address - Mundeshwari Dham Road, Bhabua, Bihar 821103
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  • Religion - Hindu
  • Type - Lord Shiva


The Mundeshwari Devi Temple (also spelled as Mundesvari) 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 ancient Hindu temples in Bihar. It is also considered as the 'oldest functional' temple of world.The inscription of an information plaque erected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) 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 (320 AD) 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, is substantially damaged and is under restoration.The Mundeshwari Devi temple located on the Mundeshwari Hill at an elevation of 608 feet (185 m) is in Kaimur district of Bihar. 

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8 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM

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