Ajgaivinath Shiva temple

Sultanganj Shravani Mela 2013 : Shravani Mela is the most celebrated 30 day festival in sultanganj (Bihar) to Deoghar Badiyanath temples of Jharkhand. In 2013, Shravani Mela begins on July 23 and ends on August 20.

Current Event :
Mahashiv Ratri - 10 Mar 2013
Ram Navmi - 20 Apr 2013
Guru Purnima - 22 July 2013

Sultanganj Shravani Mela

"Shravan Mela is organized by the 108 km route linking Sultanganj and Deoghar in the Hindu month of Shravan"

Sawan mahina (Shravan month) is very auspicious Hindu month. Each and everyday during the Shravana Mas has some significance. The month of Shravan, popularly known as Sawan, is the fifth month of the Hindu calender. Sultangang. Shravani Mela starts in every month of Sawan (Hindi Month). More then 50 lakhs devotees come Sultanganj for take Holy water of Ganga River. After taking Holy water of Ganga River they go to Baidyanath Dham (Deoghar) by on foot in full month of Sawan . The total distance from Sultanganj to Baidynath Dham is 105 km. by old way and 90 km from new shortcut way . Some devotees runs non stop to Deoghar from Sultanganj and they reach Babadham (Baidyanath Dham) in less then 24 hrs.

The Hindi Month of Sharvan is of great importance at the Lord Shiva Temple at Deogharh in Jharkhand, popularly known as the Baba Baidyanath Dham. Thousands of Shiva devotees from India, Nepal and from other countries around the world undertake a pilgrimage from Sultanganj to Baba Baidyanath Temple. The month-long fair is also known as Shrabani Mela.

In Sultanganj, the Ganges flows to the North. It is from this place that the devotees collect water in their kanwars and carry the holy Ganges water, with the kanwars on their shoulders. They walk 109 km up to Baba Baidyanath temple at Babadham reciting Bol Bam on the way.

On reaching Babadham, the kanwarias first take a dip in the Shivaganga to purify themselves, and then enter the Baba Baidyanath temple, where the Ganges water is offered to the Jyotirlingam. This pilgrimage continues during the whole of Shravan for 30 days, during July-August. This is the longest religious fair in the world.

People from foreign lands also visit Babadham not only during Shrawan month but also during the rest of the year. The sight on the way from Sultanganj to Babadham is of a 109 km long human chain of saffron clad pilgrims. It is estimated that within this period of one month around 50 to 55 lakhs pilgrims visit Babadham. Besides the great pilgrimage of Shrawan, almost the whole year remains under fair with Shivaratri in March, Basant Panchami in January, Bhadra Purnima in September.

The Shiva temple of Deoghar is a recognized place of Siddh and is famous as kamna ling from ancient times. Every year this mahakumbh of Shiva devotees continue for Sawan & Bhadon and it is world famous as the lengthiest fair. Every year more than 1-2 lacs devotees take holy water from Sultanganj to Deoghar. With the slogans of ‘Bol-Bam Bol Bam’ the environment of the region becomes spiritual and Shiva devoted. Increase in number of the devotees has been increasing every year. Devotees from off place gather here to participate in the Shravani mela.