One of the most famous temples in Patna is the Hanuman Mandir or Mahavir Mandir. It is a second largest temple of Lord Hanuman in north India. This temple is visited by many people from all over the world to seek the blessing of Lord Hanuman. It is one of the highest earning temples in India. In 1948, it was declared as a temple for the public. The temple goes through a big renovation with marbles during 1983 to 1985.
The temple was developed by an ancient saint Swami Balanand in 1730 AD. It was reconstructed in 1947. The temple gained popularity after the partition of India.
The temple is designed beautifully. The temple has 3 floors. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman, who is the main idol of the temple and worshipped in the ground floor. The temple has many idols of god and goddess in the first floor including the idols of Lord Rama, Krishna, Parvati, and others. The temple also has a stone that belongs to the Ramsetu Shila floating bridge. The second floor of the temple is used for the purpose of weddings and Havans. From this point, the tourists can also enjoy the beautiful view of the whole city. There is a large court located in the front of the ground floor. The tourists can also purchase religious books from the book house located on the ground floor. The tourists can purchase sweets from the sweet shop located in front of the temple. The ground floor also has the idol of Lord Shiva.
The temple gets more crowded on Tuesday and Saturday and at the time of festivals. The trust of the temple also organizes the medical camps for treating the poor people. There is also a hospital operated by the trust that helps in the treatment of cancer. The temple also offers the opportunity of online Darshan of the idol through its online website.
The festival of Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated with great fun. The temple remains opens from 5 AM to 10:30 PM. The tourists can reach this temple easily. It is just 6 km away from the Patna airport and 5 km away from the bus stand. The tourists can take a bus or hire a cab or taxi to reach this temple. The tourists can also visit the Buddha Smriti park and ISKCON temple, which is just 1 km away from the temple.