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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
Mahabodhi  
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Somanatha

SONEPUR

Incidentally, Sonepur railway station had the longest platform in the world, being 2,415 feet in length, but it lost this distinction in 1950. Storvik, a station in Sweden, and the longest of Storvik’s platforms being 2,470 feet now take its place. Sonepur village is in the Sadar subdivision of Saran district. There is a police thana, a post and telegraph office and a well-appointed large Inspection Bungalaw.

Rickshaws and ekkas are available to go to the Hariharnath temple, which is about amile from the railway station. Sonepur is a growing town now. There are some dharmashala. At the time of the Sonepur mela the whole area of about four square miles becomes a canvas town. Thousands of people pass several days in the tents and in the open air. Hundreds of shops function. Several lakhs of people visit the Hariharnath temple during the month of Kartik and offer oblations. The mela is entirely due to the puja of Lord Hariharnath for which people come.

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